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.

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Support for business

We are providing a package of support to help businesses that are still impacted by disruptions caused by the pandemic or may need further support to recover and help rebuild the local economy.

This package includes; business grants, business support and guidance, free online tools and resources, events and masterclasses and information on business rates. See our COVID-19 support for businesses

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.

Digital Cheshire

The Digital Cheshire programme offers businesses in Cheshire, Warrington and Halton the opportunity to benefit from fully-funded masterclasses, subject to businesses eligibility in alignment with the funders European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Through the delivery of enhanced and fully funded masterclasses, we’re on hand to help demystify the digital world, instil confidence and develop your business’ skillset.

Whether you wish to increase productivity, grow your network, enhance your digital marketing or identify new ways of working, our programmes, delivered by industry experts, will assist to develop your business and help expose the possibilities that digital tools can bring to your work.

We have a range of fully funded masterclasses, covering all aspects of digital technology adoption, digital marketing and more.

To find out more visit the Digital Cheshire website.

Contact us

Economic Development team

Page last reviewed: 11 November 2021