Build Your Business

Build Your Business is a programme that helps local people turn their business ideas into reality.

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Are you thinking of starting your own business or becoming self-employed?

If you have an idea and would like some help with turning it into a business, then a new Bradford district service can support you.

Build Your Business is a free service to help business ideas become sustainable businesses. An enterprise coach in your area will help you on your business start up journey and achieve your goals.

Dedicated enterprise coaches will provide one-to-one support at times to suit you to help you get your business off the ground.


Bowling & Barkerend

Bradford Moor

City ward

Great Horton

Holme Wood and Tong

Little Horton




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Who is Build Your Business for?

Build Your Business is an inclusive support service available to individuals who:

  • would like to set up a new business or become self-employed
  • or have set up a new business or become self-employed in the last twelve months
  • live in the eligible areas

If you don't live in one of the eligible areas, other suport for new businesses and self-employment is available. For more information please email:

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How to sign up

If you'd like to sign up or find out more about what support is available in your area, contact us today

City Centre, Great Horton, Little Horton, Manningham and Toller


Bingley and Shipley


Bowling & Barkerend, Bradford Moor


Holme Wood & Tong


If you don't live in the eligible areas, contact us to find out what support is available for new businesses and self-employment across the district


Our Partners

The Build Your Business project is being delivered by Bradford Trident Ltd, Impact Hub Bradford CIC, Inspired Neighbourhoods CIC and CNet and is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). In West Yorkshire the West Yorkshire Combined Authority leads the implementation of the Fund as part of the Mayor’s ambition to make West Yorkshire the best place to work, learn and live.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

Bradford Council

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