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Craven is an exceptional place to start or relocate a business. It is a place of incredible natural beauty and offers an unbeatable lifestyle.

The District is ideally situated for businesses to prosper. Located between Leeds and Manchester, and within easy reach of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire, the District has excellent broadband connectivity and first-rate commercial premises. Businesses in Craven have access to a wide range of support from a number of organisations, including the Council and Local Enterprise Partnerships. This part of the website provides an introduction to the wealth of support and advice available to help businesses become established, grow and prosper.

  • Business Rates

    Business rates (Non Domestic Rates) are collected by Craven District Council on behalf of the Government.

  • Business support and advice

    Whether you are starting a business, running a business or relocating a business, there is a wide range of support available to enable you to achieve your aspirations.

  • Council property

    Please see details of Council owned property and land currently available for sale or to let.

  • Licences and street trading

    Craven District Council is responsible for the control and licensing of an extensive range of activities and businesses in the borough.

  • Sponsorship opportunities for businesses

    Community Partners Limited work in partnership with Craven District Council and manage the sponsorship scheme for its assets - for example, roundabout sponsorship.