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Business support

There is plenty of support available to help you improve and grow your business in Copeland. If you contact us we can help with matters such as:

Building Control

Our Building Control team deals with the enforcement of building regulations as well as dangerous structures and controlling demolitions.

Food safety

If you’re a food business, please contact our Environmental Health team for advice, information and registration details.

Grounds maintenance

We provide contracted grounds maintenance services to a wide range of customers including parish and town councils, schools, sports clubs, churches and other private land and gardens.

Health and safety

Our Environmental Health team gives advice on complying with health and safety legislation.

Licensing

The Licensing team will confirm whether you require a licence to trade and can take you through the steps to obtaining a licence.

Non-domestic rates

Our NNDR team can help you understand the information on your bill and let you know if you are eligible for discounted payments.

Planning

Pre-application advice is available from our Planning team for all businesses looking to change or build a commercial property in the borough.

Procurement

We aim to encourage a mixed range of suppliers to bid for council contracts.  We use The Chest, an electronic tendering portal, to advertise the latest contracts. Registration is free for all businesses.

Trade waste

We operate a trade waste collection service and at competitive prices.