This page provides information and advice to help new and existing businesses comply with legislation that will help their business to survive. Better Business for all is an initiative of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) aimed at removing the regulatory barriers to growth.
Reducing the burden on businesses
Better Business for All is a single point of contact for businesses seeking help and advice on business regulation.
The service covers the following areas
- Trading standards
- Food safety
- Health and safety
- and Fire safety.
If you require advice on any of the above, please contact the service on the Better Business for All helpline 0871 384 3185 or access their website here
Better Business for all have produced an Advice Pack for start up businesses. The pack provides advice to new businesses across the Regulatory Services and can be accessed from the LEP website and is free to download by clicking here
More details on Better Business for all can be found by clicking here
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has produced a number of sector specific start up guides for businesses. There are guides for
- Building trade
- Complementary Therapists
- Landscape Gardeners
- and Going it alone.
These guides can be accessed by clicking here
It is important that all food businesses are run safely and hygienically, with no risk to the public from the food that is produced or sold. The council's environmental health officers are able to offer you sound advice about the many issues that will affect your business. These include food safety and health and safety requirements, noise control and the prevention of nuisances.
By contacting your environmental health officer at an early stage, you could save time, money and anxiety as the advice you receive will help you to operate within the law and make sure that your new business venture gets of to the best possible start from day one.
It is also a legal requirement that you register your food business with the council.
If you would like any information about starting, registering or running a food business in our borough, please contact us for free, impartial advice.
Find out more about running a mobile food business.
Last updated: Friday, 15 May 2015 9:48 am