Business Advice & Support
Confidential, impartial and free advice for both pre-start and existing businesses is available from our experienced, nationally accredited business advisers on all business topics. Regular clinics are held in both Ilkeston and Long Eaton, with visits available to business premises.
Town Centre Websites
The town centre websites were launched in 2010 to provide information to the public about whats happening in the towns, and also to support local businesses.
The websites www.ilkeston.biz and www.longeaton.biz are continuing to be developed and new businesses in the town centres are being encouraged to register to be included on the online business directory.
The new digital Radio Link scheme was launched in both Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres in 2014, and helps creat a secure town centre for all.
The scheme has proved very successful in linking retailers with CCTV operators, the Police, town centre wardens, and also the town's market.
The link is estabilished for the purpose of improving the quality of communication between members to assist in the safety of persons and the security of property, mainly focusing on crime preventions as well as detection.
On joining the scheme members are asked to sign an agreement and are then given full training on how to use the radios as well as a full list of rules.
There are currently around 35 businesses within the towns that are part of the scheme, and more businesses are welcome.
To support members, the Erewash Partnership holds regular meetings with members to discuss operation of the scheme, and to share information.
If you would like information on how to join the scheme, please do not hesitate to contact us.