Northamptonshire Growth Hub

The Northamptonshire Growth Hub (NGH) has a team of professional advisers providing access to a comprehensive portfolio of business support from local and national providers. The Growth Hub support New Start Ups and High Growth Business through a free service which could help you achieve your business ambitions


Velocity Growth Hub


The Growth Hub is a first-stop shop for established businesses looking to grow. Velocity provide free, independent and impartial information, advice and guidance and can signpost you to specialist national, regional and local business support. Call the Velocity team to talk about your business growth needs.

Business and IP Centre Northamptonshire

The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business.

The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire, part of the British Library Business & IP Centre national network, runs workshops and information and advice sessions

Kettering Borough Council logo

The Local Authority adopts a ” better business for all” approach  offering support to  businesses in a number of ways ranging from licencing to pre planning advice. The authority has expertise in the following areas:

Pre Planning advice

Our pre-application service provides planning advice before you submit an application, to help you prepare a valid application for a proposal that is likely to be supported by Development Services.

Building Control

Providing you with a tailored, cost effective and professional service throughout the Borough of Kettering. Whether you are an architect or designer, contractor or property owner, we are here to offer you a reliable, friendly and impartial service.


The Northamptonshire Licensing Partnership are responsible for all Environmental Health Licence Applications and is made up of five local authorities & was formed to improve the service offering a consistent point of contact. 

Commercial Waste Collection

Kettering Borough Council offers a reliable and prompt collection service. We can guarantee your waste will be taken care of legally, environmentally and with minimal disruption to your business.

Business Rates

All you need to know about your Business Rates ranging from how it is calculated , how to pay your bill to advising us of a change of circumstance or new premises. Contact them today

Food Safety

The Health Protection Team promotes & regulates food safety and investigates outbreaks of food poisoning. The team carry out visits to ensure food is being handled & produced hygienically whilst offering expert advice & support.