Businesses benefit from advice visits

19 January 2018

Over 450 businesses in Chester city centre have benefited from personalised advice visits by officers from Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The Business Advice Impact Day was organised by the Council and officers also handed out copies of a new business advice booklet for city centre businesses.

To maintain Chester’s historic city centre businesses are sometimes required to follow specific guidance for their day-to-day operations.  For example, deliveries or waste collection can only take place during certain times of the day.

The booklet provides information from a number of organisations including the Council, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service, Chester Against Business Crime and CH1ChesterBID.  It also signposts businesses to a new ‘Business Hub’ area on the Council’s website, where they can find a wide range of useful information for businesses. 

The new on-line Business Hub can be found at:

Council Leader, Councillor Samantha Dixon said: “Having a vibrant city centre in Chester is something the Council works hard to achieve.  As a Council, we recognise that our business community is central to what makes a strong local economy.  Our new guide is designed to help city centre businesses navigate key council services, including how to report problems and get support with growing your business.  It also includes information about our new A-Board licensing scheme.

“Our new online Business Hub brings together a wealth of information on council services, key contacts and support available, all in one place.”

Tracey Carter, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Safety Manager, said: “The day was really successful.  The businesses we spoke to were really positive about engaging with the Service and making sure that their premises were safe and complied with the fire safety legislation.”

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