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Business help from Rugby Borough Council

Ways we can help you

Rugby Borough Council supports the borough's businesses in a number of ways, including:

Small Business Rate Relief

All businesses with a rateable value of less than £15,000 are eligible for small business rates relief

For more information contact Chryssa Burdett, the council's revenues manager, on (01788) 533495 or email Chryssa.Burdett@rugby.gov.uk

Pay your Business Rates over 10 months

A facility available from Rugby Borough Council is the opportunity for businesses to pay their Business Rates over a 10 month period. This can help cashflow.

For more information contact Chryssa Burdett, the council's revenues manager, on (01788) 533495 or email Chryssa.Burdett@rugby.gov.uk

SME invoices paid within 10 days

The council understands the difficulties which are caused by the non-payment of invoices and will endeavour to pay all invoices to small businesses within a ten day period.

Encouraging SMEs in the borough to bid for Council contracts

The council wants to encourage small companies to bid for Rugby Borough Council contracts and are making it easier for local businesses to take part in the process.

For more information, contact Ronny Tigere, the council's procurement officer, on (01788) 533732 or email Ronny.Tigere@rugby.gov.uk

Advice from the professionals

It is vital that small businesses address the issue of payments for services. Therefore a debt solicitor is being made available to businesses each Wednesday to give advice to any small company about debt recovery. An accountant may also be available.

For more information call the council's economic investment officer Michael Beirne on (01788) 533734 or email Michael.Beirne@rugby.gov.uk

Business help seminars

The council, along with partner agencies, hosts a range of business seminars and workshops.

Professional guest speakers are being invited to talk to local businesses at the regular events.

Entrepreneurs with the germ of a great business idea are being offered the chance to take part in a free one-day workshop.

For more information contact the council's economic investment officer Michael Beirne on (01788) 533734 or email Michael.Beirne@rugby.gov.uk