Support for Business

Cheshire East Council have forged strong links with business support agencies, community groups and other local authorities to help local businesses overcome the current financial and economic challenges by ensuring they access the support and advice available to them

There are a wide range of services designed to help new, existing and relocating businesses in the Borough, including business planning, financial support, events and online safety for businesses. Many of these services are free to businesses based in Cheshire East.

For further information on the range of support the Economic Development Service can offer your business, please see the Skills & Growth website for more information.

The ADAPT Programme

The Adoption of Digital Accounting and Payment Technology (ADAPT) programme is a local business support initiative provided to local SME businesses by Cheshire East Council and is funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency.

The programme offers eligible businesses access to a dedicated knowledge portal with best-practice guides and information to support the understanding of the technologies available, the associated benefits and the route to adoption.

A limited number of registered businesses will also be selected at random to join a facilitated online event, hosted by digital experts at the leading Barclays Digital Technology Centre and facilitated by industry experts.

In addition, fully-funded business business diagnostic and support will also be offered to the businesses.

To sign up to the ADAPT programme, visit the ADAPT Cheshire website.