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Fenland for Business

Fenland Open For Business - Support Local Businesses

In the current crisis many businesses in Fenland have been able to adapt how they can provide goods and services now and for the future. The majority of local businesses are owned and run by local people, local members of the Fenland community. Please do support your local business community by buying from them whenever possible. Take a look at who can provide you with what you're looking for by clicking here:


COVID-19 Business Support

1. Business Support

Businesses will now be able to access government support to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus. The webpage below helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes are open and how to apply.

COVID-19 Business Support Website

2. Grants Available

Please click on the following links for information:

Fenland Discretionary Grant Fund

Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

Small Business Bounce Back Loans

Cambridgeshire Peterborough Combined Authority CPCA Capital Grant Scheme *** Now Extended to Include Sole Traders***

Fenland for Business

Fenland for Business is the local network responsible for supporting economic development and business growth in Fenland. Delivered by Fenland District Council, we're here to support new businesses to start, help local firms to grow and attract new investors to settle in the area.

We're experts on our region's economy with an excellent knowledge of our local businesses - what they do, how they work and what they need to continue being successful.

Supporting local economic growth

Our services support the activity of Fenland's businesses by proactively developing networks so organisations can make the most of new opportunities and tackle local business issues collaboratively.

Helping companies to get established and flourish

We're also here to help businesses thinking of establishing a presence in Fenland by supplying them with business critical information and helping them to develop strategic local connections. With our knowledge of the local economy, Fenland for Business is perfectly placed to provide unique and detailed insight that can inform strategic decision making by companies that call Fenland home and businesses that are new to or interested in the area.

Want to do business in Fenland?

If you need support developing your business or are thinking of bringing your company to the Fenland area, talk to us. We provide a professional, impartial and free service to any organisation. Once we have an understanding of your company's needs, we'll provide you with the intelligence you need and connect you directly to the organisations and experts best equipped to help you succeed.

To find out more about what Fenland for Business can do for you, take a look here or please just get in touch.

Whether you've got a great business idea, are looking to grow your existing business or are interested in establishing a presence in Fenland, we're here to help you with independent and free support. With our network of partner organisations and deep knowledge of the local economy, we can help with any business-related enquiry. Our particular specialisms lie in:

  • Finance and grant funding
  • International trade
  • Property and development
  • Recruitment and skills
  • Resource efficiency
  • Supporting inward investors

We also manage a range of light industrial units and offices, including The Boathouse and the South Fens Business Centre, and organise a variety of networking and training sessions.

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Latest news

Fenland Discretionary Grant Business Support Fund

Friday 29 May 2020

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Trade Credit Insurance

Wednesday 13 May 2020

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Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday 13 May 2020

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Starting a business

Starting a business

Find out how to get your idea off the ground and into markets

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Growing a Business

Growing a business

Help and signposting to move your company to the next level

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Investing in Fenland

Investing in Fenland

We’re here to support you every step of the way. Find out more

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