Advice and support for businesses

Information and resources for local businesses, including a business directory.

Starting a business

What you need to do to set up depends on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help.

Young shop owner
Setting up a business can be a rewarding but challenging journey. We have provided some advice for you below to help you set up your business in Hillingdon.

Register your business

Most businesses register as a sole trader, limited company or partnership. There is more information available on the GOV.uk website for registering your business and what you should register as.

Wright Hassall have created a useful how to guide to starting a business.

If you want to know more about paying business tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses, HM Revenue and Customs  offer an e-learning course guide that takes you through everything you need to know to get started.

Finding premises

As well as making enquiries with local managing agents you can search online for available business premises.

If you are a start up or new business seeking to move into your first rented office space, you may find your perfect solution on offer at Hayes Business Studios.

Find more private sector properties

Financial support

Grants and funding options are available for businesses and you can search for opportunities on the GOV.uk website.

There is also business grant information on the Startups website.

Page last updated: 27 Jan 2022