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Recover and grow your business

If you are looking for support to recover or grow your business, your first point of contact should be our Business Engagement team. They will be able to discuss your business needs and identify the best way forward based on business support available from partners and Chorley Council. 

If you would like to discuss your business growth plans and learn about what support is available, please contact our Business Engagement team on 01257 515300 or email

Business support available from Chorley Council

Choose Chorley

Choose Chorley for business hold events, workshops and masterclasses for businesses based in Chorley and the surrounding areas within Lancashire.

Based within Chorley Council, with some events at the Town Hall, and other events in the new Digital Hub, Strawberry Fields, which has state of the art offices, meeting and training rooms. Please note due to the coronavirus pandemic, all training sessions are being delivered online.

We provide business support to all Lancashire based businesses who are digital or creative and support to any Chorley based business.

View a full listing of workshops, masterclasses and events on the Eventbrite website.

Business promotion opportunities 

Pitch your business for free in the town centre! This enables Chorley based businesses to have a town centre presence to promote their products and services on our 'Business Showcase' pitch. It is located adjacent to the market on Cleveland Street and could be available weekdays. Contact the Council for further information and availability. 

It's Local Chorley - Online Business Directory

Why not try our exciting free of charge service for businesses in Chorley. Connecting local businesses with local customers and keeping trade inside the local economy and also for Chorley businesses to be found nationally and internationally.

'It's Local' is an online business directory built for today's mobile generation and is accompanied by the Chorley Business Guide

You can find business services by keyword or company name searches. It is fully integrated with Google Maps, directions and Streetview and includes direct links to the businesses' websites and social media.

There is no download or install because the service is dynamic and sends device appropriate content to mobiles, tablets, laptops, desktops and other Smart devices.

Scan the QR code for mobile access or view the online business directory directly.

Directory QR Code

·         Market your business for free!

·         Search for local companies

·         Shop Local and support the Chorley economy!

Business grants

There are also business grants available from us including:

  • Shop Front Improvement Grant
  • Chorley Business Investment for Growth (BIG) Grant
  • Choose Chorley Relocation Grant.

View more information on business grants.

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