Bolton’s economic output is worth £4.6bn. We form an important part of Greater Manchester - the UK’s largest economy outside London. 

We offer a rich variety of economic opportunities from commercial development to a strong pipeline of skilled residents and we expect to see more than £1 billion of town centre investment alone in the next 15 years.

In Bolton we are passionate about supporting business. The Business Bolton team are on hand to offer you support, advice and guidance whether you are an existing company or looking to invest. Below are just some of the services available to you and your business:

The Business Bolton Team can provide your business with a wealth of support whether you are looking to:

We can put you in touch with the right person or organisation.

We work with local and regional organisations across Greater Manchester to take your business to the next level and can connect you to key council and other local services including business rates, procurement and licensing.

Visit Business Bolton for more information.

Showcasing the best of Bolton with “dscvr”

We are working with the dscvr app to showcase the very best of Bolton town centre.

The app is a great way for local residents and visitors to find out more about the many great businesses, events and promotions that Bolton has to offer.

It is completely free for businesses to appear on the app and for the public to use.

The team at dscvr will be in touch with businesses to explain more.

Find out more about the dscvr app.

Build a Business

Build A Business is an innovative new project aimed at small businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone thinking of starting their own business.

Through workshops, events, one to one help and advice sessions, we will be  offering tailored help to support new businesses and entrepreneurs.

For more information, check out the Build a Business website here.

Build a Business in GM Libraries is part funded by the European Union, with a grant of £1.3 million from ERDF funding, and managed by Manchester City Council. The project will run from January 2021-June 2023.

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