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Support for New and Existing Businesses

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Clackmannanshire Council is committed to supporting local businesses to help them develop and grow. The Council, along with other organisations operating across Clackmannanshire, offer a range of free, independent advice and guidance on starting up a business and providing support to existing businesses.

If you are starting a Food Business you will need to register your business with us, you can find out further information and register online at the Register a Food Business page.

You may also wish to view the Clackmannanshire Employer's Support Guide

You can use the links below to view information about the listed organisations:

Ceteris (Business Gateway)

The Business Gateway service in Clackmannanshire is delivered by Ceteris on behalf of Clackmannanshire Council.

Business Gateway provides free information, advice and guidance to individuals wishing to start their own business or develop their existing business.

For more information please visit the Business Gatewaywebsite or Ceteris.

Clackmannanshire Works

Business support within Clackmannanshire Council is provided by Clackmannanshire Works which is part of the Council's Economic Development Team.

Clackmannanshire Works can offer free bespoke one-to-one business start-up advice and support with growing existing businesses. This support is additional to that already available from either Business Gateway or Scottish Enterprise.

For more information visit the Clackmannanshire Works web page.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise work with businesses across Scotland to stimulate economic growth and improve the business environment. Through their account management programme, they work with companies to understand the business issues they are facing and then help them to develop solutions or opportunities for their business.

For more information visit the Scottish Enterprisewebsite.

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small businesses. FSB provide a wide range of business services to members of the FSB.

For more information visit the FSBwebsite.

Clackmannanshire Business

Established in 2007, Clackmannanshire Business is designed to foster more effective collaboration between Clackmannanshire Council and the local business community by working with the Council to address what is important to local businesses.

Clackmannanshire Business provides networking opportunities and supports the existing Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) and explores the potential for further BIDS.

For more information on how to join Clackmannanshire Business please visit their web page.

ATC Ltd

ATC Ltd is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Alloa Town Centre. ATC Ltd works with local partners to improve the trading environment for businesses within the BID area whilst contributing to the wider regeneration of Alloa Town Centre.

For more information visit the website of ATC Ltd.

Clacksfirst Ltd

This is the Business Improvement District (BID) which covers 10 business parks throughout Clackmannanshire. The Clacksfirst BID works collectively with occupiers, property owners and key partners locally to develop initiatives that will create a safer, cleaner and more attractive business working and trading environment.

Clacksfirst also sponsors Imagine Alloa, a marketing project tasked with attracting investment to Clackmannanshire and supporting local companies seeking to move to premises within the area.

For more information visit the Imagine Alloa pages.

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Contact information

Clackmannanshire Works
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 226699/450000
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