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Tap into business start-up support at free event

Published on Wednesday, 12th January 2022

Budding Hartlepool entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting a business are invited to drop into a free event for lots of specialist advice and support.

  • Alan turns hobby into thriving business

    Published on Tuesday, 7th December 2021

    It was by pure chance that Alan Teather spotted the sign advertising creative degrees posted on a door at the Cleveland College of Art and Design in Church Square, Hartlepool.

  • Teesside Freeport open for business

    Published on Friday, 19th November 2021

    Teesside Freeport has begun operations today putting our region at the forefront of green energy, manufacturing, and innovation.

  • Expert advice to help you get the edge on overseas trading

    Published on Friday, 19th November 2021

    Hartlepool companies interested in exploring overseas opportunities can tap into expert advice at a free in-person event next week.

  • Inspiring the next generation of creative entrepreneurs

    Published on Friday, 12th November 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council’s Economic Growth Team hosted events for students aimed at inspiring the young creative entrepreneurs of the future as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

  • The BIS could be just the biz for you

    Published on Thursday, 4th November 2021

    If you have, or are looking to start, a creative business and need studio or office space, make tracks to a special open afternoon at The BIS in Hartlepool.

  • Free marketing workshops for Hartlepool businesses

    Published on Thursday, 28th October 2021

    Free marketing workshops are being offered to businesses in Hartlepool in an effort to help them boost trade.

  • Business grants aim to boost local economy

    Published on Tuesday, 26th October 2021

    A £100,000 funding pot has been created to support business investment and growth in Hartlepool and boost the local economy, using money allocated by the Government.

  • Help shape business park improvements

    Published on Friday, 8th October 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council wants to invest in improvements to industrial estates and business parks around the town and is asking the firms based on them to help shape the plans.

  • Hartlepool Council leader welcomes BBC investment

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council has welcomed today’s announcement by the BBC that they will spend at least £25m over the next five years across the North East.

  • One-to-one expert advice to help you get the edge on overseas trading

    Published on Wednesday, 25th August 2021

    Hartlepool companies interested in exploring overseas opportunities can tap into expert advice at a special online event.

  • AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2021

    Published on Friday, 16th July 2021

    Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2021.

  • Hartlepool launches Levelling Up Fund bid

    Published on Thursday, 17th June 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council is submitting a £20 million bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund as part of its ambitious plans to transform the town centre.

  • Shop Hartlepool initiative aims to support local businesses

    Published on Thursday, 27th May 2021

    A major new online initiative has been launched in Hartlepool to support local businesses following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Helping businesses reopen safely after lockdown

    Published on Friday, 14th May 2021

    With the next step on the Government's roadmap out of lockdown due to be taken on Monday (May 17th) a series of videos has been produced to help businesses welcome back customers safely.

  • Women in business online networking event

    Published on Friday, 7th May 2021

    An online networking event is to be held to give businesswomen in Hartlepool the chance to share ideas and experience with others.

  • Warning to businesses of Covid air-purification Scam

    Published on Friday, 23rd April 2021

    Businesses across Hartlepool are being urged to be vigilant following the identification of a scam which attempts to force the recipient to purchase unnecessary air-purification devices.

  • Businesses: Sign up for free employee Covid-19 testing initiative

    Published on Thursday, 8th April 2021

    Businesses in Hartlepool are urged to sign up for a free Covid-19 testing initiative by the deadline of 11.59pm on Monday April 12th.

  • Helping workplaces re-open safely

    Published on Thursday, 8th April 2021

    With the next step in the Government's roadmap out of lockdown due to be taken on Monday (April 12th), a series of videos has been produced to help non-essential businesses re-open safely.

  • Digital infrastructure boost for Hartlepool

    Published on Thursday, 18th March 2021

    The latest full fibre digital infrastructure is to be rolled out in Hartlepool, leading to enhanced internet connectivity for thousands of households.

  • One-to-one self-employment support for women

    Published on Friday, 5th March 2021

    Special online one-to-one information sessions are on offer to Hartlepool women interested in going self-employed or women interested in starting a business in the town.

  • Tees Valley Freeport

    Published on Wednesday, 3rd March 2021

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council has welcomed the Chancellor’s budget announcement that the Tees Valley is to be granted Freeport status.

  • Thinking of starting up a business?

    Published on Friday, 22nd January 2021

    Entrepreneurship appeals to many, but figuring out how to start a business can sometimes be so overwhelming that it scares people away.  

  • COVID-19 financial support announced for Hartlepool pubs

    Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2020

    Pubs in Hartlepool are being invited to apply for financial assistance of £1,000.

  • COMPLETION OF AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS

    Published on Monday, 30th November 2020

    An update regarding Hartlepool Borough Council's completion of Audit of Accounts.

  • Further COVID-19 financial support for businesses announced

    Published on Friday, 27th November 2020

    Further COVID-19 grant funding has been made available by the Government to support the wider business community in Hartlepool.

  • COVID-19 economic support

    Published on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

    Information regarding Government economic support measures.

  • Small Business Saturday online roadshow to “visit” Hartlepool

    Published on Friday, 30th October 2020

    Small businesses across Hartlepool are being urged to take advantage of a virtual support event as they battle to deal with the pandemic.

  • The BIS success story continues!

    Published on Wednesday, 7th October 2020

    A grade II listed former Post Office building converted into a centre for creative industries in Hartlepool has scooped a further top award and been shortlisted for two others.

  • Shop Local to support businesses and protect jobs

    Published on Monday, 10th August 2020

    Council officials in Hartlepool are urging people to shop local to boost the Borough’s economy and protect jobs.

  • Buy local and let’s get Hartlepool back to business

    Published on Friday, 12th June 2020

    With many shops around the country allowed to reopen from Monday 15th June provided they are COVID-19 safe, people in Hartlepool are being urged to help the local economy recover by ‘buying local'.

  • New discretionary grant fund launched to help small businesses and charities

    Published on Friday, 29th May 2020

    A new Government-funded grant pot has been launched to help hard-pressed small businesses and charities in Hartlepool affected by the Coronavirus emergency.

  • New cultural business support project launched

    Published on Monday, 18th May 2020

    A new cultural business support project has been launched in Hartlepool, creating an online community network designed to help the creative sector dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Creative industries centre wins top award

    Published on Thursday, 7th May 2020

    A disused former Grade II listed Post Office building which has been transformed into a centre for creative industries has scooped a top regional award.

  • CORONAVIRUS: Football club's community spirit praised

    Published on Friday, 1st May 2020

    Council officials have praised Hartlepool United FC for supporting their efforts to care for the town’s most vulnerable residents during the Coronavirus emergency.

  • CORONAVIRUS: Support agreed for enterprise centre businesses

    Published on Tuesday, 7th April 2020

    A bespoke package of support is being offered to start-up businesses in a Hartlepool Borough Council-run enterprise centre to help them during the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANTS: Businesses please send us your details

    Published on Thursday, 2nd April 2020

    Hartlepool Borough Council has today paid out £7.35million to support 685 local businesses under the Government funded grant scheme.

  • CORONAVIRUS: Small business support

    Published on Wednesday, 1st April 2020

    Hartlepool Borough Council is calling on all businesses eligible to receive small business grant funding, or the retail, hospitality and leisure grant funding to respond to a letter they’ve been sent.

  • CCORONOVIRUS: Support for businesses announced

    Published on Thursday, 19th March 2020

    We understand these are worrying times for many Hartlepool businesses and we wanted to outline some of the support available.

  • Hartlepool building shortlisted for heritage award

    Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2020

    A unique Hartlepool building has been shortlisted for a brand new award.

  • Environmentally-aware businesses invited to special event

    Published on Friday, 21st February 2020

    Businesses in Hartlepool are being invited to attend a free event to find out more about how they can reduce their plastic waste.

  • Thinking of starting up in business?

    Published on Thursday, 9th January 2020

    People interested in launching their own business will be able to get a wide range of information and advice at a special event in Hartlepool.

  • Grant support for rural small business growth

    Published on Monday, 16th December 2019

    A new grants programme has been launched to support small business growth in rural parts of the UK, including the Tees Valley.

  • Show your support for Small Business Saturday

    Published on Thursday, 5th December 2019

    A range of local companies will be showcasing their products at a special event in Hartlepool at the weekend to mark Small Business Saturday.

  • Tees Valley 2019 broadband consultation

    Published on Monday, 7th October 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council is working with partner councils as part of the Tees Valley Full Fibre Roll-out programme to improve broadband infrastructure.

  • Gen up on skills funding at this business breakfast

    Published on Friday, 20th September 2019

    Small and medium-sized businesses in Hartlepool are invited to a free breakfast event in the town to find out more about what’s on offer from current skills funding programmes.

  • Council's offer to buy marina car park rejected

    Published on Thursday, 19th September 2019

    A bid by Hartlepool Borough Council to buy Navigation Point car park within the town's marina has been rejected after the owners decided not to sell.

  • Residents urged to check fridges in food alert

    Published on Friday, 13th September 2019

    Residents of Hartlepool are being urged to check their fridges for products at the centre of a Food Standards Agency (FSA) alert.

  • Forum offers business networking opportunity

    Published on Thursday, 12th September 2019

    Businesses are being invited to take advantage of a networking opportunity by attending the next meeting of the Hartlepool Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum.

  • Conviction for 'Facebook taxi driver'

    Published on Wednesday, 14th August 2019

    A Hartlepool man has pleaded guilty to a number of offences relating to him acting as an unlicensed taxi driver, following an investigation led by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Licensing Team.

  • New Community Grants Programme launched

    Published on Wednesday, 19th June 2019

    Small and third sector organisations are being urged to apply for a new Community Grants scheme, aimed at improving employment and social inclusion across the Tees Valley.

  • Tees Valley Combined Authority in the spotlight

    Published on Friday, 14th June 2019

    The work of the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) will be in the spotlight at the next meeting of the Hartlepool Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum.

  • AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2019

    Published on Friday, 31st May 2019

    Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2019.

  • Digital consultation

    Published on Tuesday, 21st May 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council is working with partner councils as part of the Digital Durham programme to improve broadband infrastructure.

  • Hartlepool – loving our local businesses

    Published on Thursday, 28th March 2019

    The latest meeting of Hartlepool’s Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum has been hearing about the success of the approach to growing the town’s local economy and supporting local businesses.

  • £3m creative hub nears completion in Hartlepool

    Published on Thursday, 21st March 2019

    Excitement is building in Hartlepool as a new £3m centre for the creative industries nears completion.

  • Education in spotlight at regeneration and tourism forum

    Published on Thursday, 21st March 2019

    The Hartlepool Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum will take place next week with education as its primary focus, and businesses of all sizes and other key stakeholders are invited to attend.

  • Local business receives 5* rating for animal welfare

    Published on Monday, 18th February 2019

    Blackberry Donkeys has received a five star award from Hartlepool Borough Council for the welfare of its donkeys under a new national animal welfare licensing system.

  • Nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs

    Published on Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    Students from four Hartlepool schools have taken part in a special event aimed at inspiring the entrepreneurs of the future.

  • Reserve your place now in new creative industries centre

    Published on Monday, 3rd December 2018

    As a new multi-million pound business centre for the creative industries in Hartlepool nears completion, prospective tenants are being offered an early opportunity to view it and reserve units.

  • Networking with a difference!

    Published on Wednesday, 21st November 2018

    There are all kinds of networking events going on with many of them following the same old tired format - suits in a room with a questionable sandwich selection and the inevitable presentation.

  • Grow your business

    Published on Friday, 9th November 2018

    Businesses in Hartlepool looking for funding to help them grow can get expert advice at a breakfast seminar later this month.

  • Councillor's praise for chemical processing company

    Published on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

    A chemical processing company in Hartlepool has been praised by a senior councillor as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

  • Public sector business opportunities in the spotlight

    Published on Monday, 15th October 2018

    Companies and organisations in Hartlepool are being invited to a free event to find out more about public sector contract opportunities.

  • New laws to promote animal welfare

    Published on Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    Newly-introduced laws may have significant implications for people who breed dogs or offer boarding facilities for cats and dogs, say Hartlepool Borough Council licensing chiefs.

  • Economic Growth and Regeneration Strategy in the spotlight

    Published on Wednesday, 26th September 2018

    Businesses are being invited to feed their views into a refresh of Hartlepool's Economic Growth and Regeneration Strategy.

  • Business as usual for Church Square

    Published on Thursday, 2nd August 2018

    We would like to remind people that it is business as usual in Church Square during on-going multi-million pound regeneration works.

  • Completion of Audit of Accounts

    Published on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

    Notice is hereby given that the Audit of the Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st March, 2018 has been concluded.

  • Statement of Accounts

    Published on Friday, 27th July 2018

    Hartlepool Borough Council has published its Financial Report for 2017/18.

  • Help is at hand to grow your business

    Published on Monday, 9th July 2018

    Hartlepool firms which need advice and funding to grow their business idea should make tracks to a special event in the town later this week.

  • Council helps Heerema staff to smash 10,000 steps charity challenge

    Published on Sunday, 8th July 2018

    With support from the Council, Heerema Hartlepool Ltd staff have lost equal to 64 bags of sugar in weight, walked the equivalent of circumnavigating Australia & raised £1,000 for charity in 12 weeks.

  • Become part of our story!

    Published on Wednesday, 6th June 2018

    BUSINESSES of all sizes across Hartlepool are being urged to play a part in helping to develop a more enterprising, vigorous and diverse local economy.

  • Data protection law is changing

    Published on Friday, 18th May 2018

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union Regulation which will be enforced in the UK from 25th May 2018.

  • A helping hand to navigate the NEPO Portal

    Published on Tuesday, 27th February 2018

    FIRMS and organisations in Hartlepool are invited to find out more about how they can find their way around and make the most of the NEPO Portal at a free event.

  • Export workshop could help your firm tap into overseas markets

    Published on Friday, 2nd February 2018

    THERE’S an opportunity for businesses to find out more about the benefits of exporting and what they need to do succeed in that at a free event in Hartlepool.

  • Get some top tips on doing business with the Council

    Published on Wednesday, 31st January 2018

    THERE’S an opportunity for companies to learn the best approach to winning business from the public sector – including Hartlepool Borough Council – at a special breakfast event next week.

  • Major boost for waterfront regeneration

    Published on Monday, 22nd January 2018

    THE regeneration of Hartlepool Waterfront has received a major boost with the announcement of a series of interim development projects.

  • Campaign launched to encourage victims of loan sharks to report

    Published on Wednesday, 17th January 2018

    Hartlepool Trading Standards chiefs are encouraging loan shark victims to come forward as part of a new national campaign.

  • Government urged to act on pay cap

    Published on Thursday, 14th December 2017

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council is calling on the Government to lift the pay cap on council staff.

  • Promoting business growth

    Published on Friday, 17th November 2017

    Small businesses are being invited to attend a special event in Hartlepool and find out more about how they can increase sales and become more profitable.

  • Enterprise centre could help your business take off

    Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017

    HARTLEPOOL people interested in setting up or expanding a business are invited to drop into a free event running throughout next week.

  • Works starts on £3.4m next phase to transform key Hartlepool area

    Published on Thursday, 19th October 2017

    THE next phase of a multi-million pound Hartlepool Borough Council project to revitalise Hartlepool’s Church Street area and transform it into a hub for creative industries is getting under way.

  • COMPLETION OF AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS

    Published on Friday, 29th September 2017

    Notice is hereby given that the Audit of the Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st March, 2017 has been concluded.

  • Council Leader welcomes apprenticeships boost

    Published on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

    THE Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council has welcomed a new initiative to provide more apprenticeship opportunities in Hartlepool and the rest of the Tees Valley.

  • Liberty completes Hartlepool acquisition from Tata Steel UK

    Published on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

    Sanjeev Gupta’s metals and industrials group, Liberty House, has set its sights on a key role in the global oil and gas pipeline sector after completing the purchase of two pipe mills at Hartlepool.

  • Network maintenance

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

    We are carrying out some essential maintenance to our IT network this weekend.

  • Draft Financial Report

    Published on Wednesday, 31st May 2017

    The Hartlepool Borough Council Draft Financial Report 2016-17 is now available online.

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