West Berkshire Council Economic Development can help with individual business support; for example, help with business planning, marketing strategy, and general guidance. We can also signpost to key partners that may be able to help with financial and legal aspects of your business, training and skills, Apprenticeships, personal development and mentoring. The service is free of charge, confidential and impartial.
A link to the monthly summaries of business conditions in the United Kingdom, as reported by the Bank's Agents.
As might be expected for such a large geographical area, broadband availability and speeds in West Berkshire are mixed.
This section provides links to other useful websites for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The area supports a thriving and growing community on the western fringe of the Thames Valley.
Business Continuity is a planning process which provides a framework to ensure the resilience of your business to any eventuality. This approach will help you to ensure that key customers, your brand, reputation and key suppliers are maintained, as well as your long term survivability.
NetRegs is the primary trusted source of guidance on environmental legislation for businesses in the UK.
The Federation of Small Businesses is a not for profit, non party political, member led national organisation with local branches, set up to promote and protect all small businesses.
The Retail Business Benchmark is a free online self-assessment of your business that has been developed by The National Skills Academy for Retail.
The purpose of this Economic Assessment was to provide an agreed picture of the economy in West Berkshire in 2011 and has been used to inform strategy, policy and programme development.
Training Opportunities and Funding for skills courses in the local area.
WRAP works in partnership to encourage and enable businesses and consumers to be more efficient in their use of materials and recycle more things more often. This helps to minimise landfill, reduce carbon emissions and improve our environment.
This page contains the local Economic Development Strategy for West Berkshire 2013-2018. It includes our Delivery Plan which will be updated and monitored on a regular basis.