Chorley business boost

  • 400 new jobs
  • Business grants up to £10k
  • Chorley Council advice and support

Michael Godsmark,

April 15, 2014

It’s a prosperous time to be doing business in Chorley, with new jobs, investment, grants and local support available.

400 new jobs are to be created when Asda open their super store in Chorley, Lancashire, this year. This will bring more consumers to the market town. Local businesses are set to benefit as money is being invested in the surrounding area to improve shop fronts and access to the store. This is a welcome boost which will recover lost trade from when the A6 bypass was built around the town.

We spoke with Paul Heyworth, who is the Chorley Council Business Advisor. His role is to help new businesses get the tools and advice they need. Paul’s aim is to help “businesses in Chorley to do business with businesses in Chorley.”

  • £10,000 grants are available to improve shop fronts in the town centre, including Pall Mall and Bolton Road. New and existing businesses are eligible to claim these amounts as well as landlords of premises.
  • £3,000 grants are available for new tenants of currently vacant premises for shop floor fixtures and fittings.

Other grants, loans and good general advice are available through Paul. New businesses are encouraged to contact him through Chorley Council switchboard 01257 515151 to find out more.

Larger businesses are also a focus for Chorley Council. Choose Chorley has launched a campaign to encourage them to set up base here – check out their website for more information.

After seeing good growth first hand and speaking to Paul, we’re very excited about what’s going on in our hometown. Contact us for more information and see how we can help your business too!

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Michael is an enthusiastic and cheerful individual who, when not hard at work, enjoys mountain biking, cooking curry and travelling to new places.


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