Business advice

Stevenage is an excellent location for businesses of all types and sizes – you can find out more on our Invest in Stevenage website.

It is also home to the leading Enterprise Agency in Hertfordshire with comprehensive services being delivered by Wenta at the Business & Technology Centre (BTC) situated in the heart of the business district. The BTC provides advice to new and existing businesses and Wenta’s experienced advisors offer a wide range of comprehensive training and support to ensure you have all you need to succeed and grow.

For start-ups the My Incubator service may be an option*  and can provide up to 3 months access to a hot desk with a PC, telephone and broadband, a professional business address and on-site support from a team of advisors (* terms and conditions apply). For businesses established for more than a year there is a highly subsidised package of support and advice.

So if you have an idea that you would like to develop into a business, dream of working for yourself, or if you are already up and running we can help.

Our Economic Development team co-ordinate business support within Stevenage, and also deliver other services such as events, e-newsletters, promotion & marketing of the area, grant schemes and economic intelligence.

Other council departments can assist with Planning, Environmental Health, Waste & Recycling, Licensing and Business Rates.

Associated organisations for business development and networking opportunities are:-

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Federation of Small Business (FSB)

Enterprise Europe Network - Using Enterprise Europe's network you can get the specialist support you need.

For further information or advice please contact us.

Contact details

Economic Development Unit
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

01438 242186
economic.development@stevenage.gov.uk