Business Support & Start Up Advice

Starting a business can be one of the most rewarding decisions that you take in your life; it can also be one of the most challenging.

We have also helped many established businesses in the area to expand and develop. EPL has been helping local people to get started and develop their business for 23 years.
Finding the right location for your business can also be a challenge. EPL manages three business centres in Erewash offering a range of workshop, manufacturing and office space with flexible terms and business support. All of our spaces are ideal for new and growing businesses. We also have close links with other property owners in area – so if we cannot help you directly we may know someone who can.

D2 Business Starter programme

This exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore their business potential and learn how to set up a new business with series of FREE workshops and one-to-one support. The support is delivered by experienced professionals working with small groups at local venues. 
Whatever stage your business idea is at, the programme can offer you all the support you need to become a successful entrepreneur and to get your business started!

For further information please follow this link

Golden Hello Grants

This scheme supports and encourages the occupation of vacant retail premises lkeston, Sandiacre, Sawley and Long Eaton town centres. Both new and estiblished businesses are eligible.
The scheme also helps the regeneration of the town centres and hopes to improve the range and quality of goods and services on offer for both local residents and those visiting our towns.
The grant is available now and will continue until either all the funding is allocated, or 31st March 2018.  You can apply up until 31 days from the date you begin trading in a new premise.

For further information please follow this link