this page you will find a list of helpful business contacts. Click on
the type of organisation you require for full details. For Blackburn
with Darwen contacts, please go to our About
Lancashire Enterprise Business Park
Telephone: 0845 600 9006
Information advice and casework regarding applications for business
related grants from the Council, availability of industrial/commercial
premises and development sites, EU legislation and opportunities for
overseas trade and assistance in setting up new businesses. Referrals
and action if possible on a variety of business related enquiries
including employment, training, taxes and duties.
Top Access Point
Telephone (01254) 581175
Advice and guidance on various matters including business start up.
& District Chamber of Trade
4A Strawberry Bank
Telephone (01254) 55493
with Darwen Enterprise Trust
A free and confidential advice service for new start-up
and existing businesses.
35 Railway Road
Telephone (01254) 680367
Support for people setting up business and for community and voluntary
groups requiring training.
with Darwen Borough Council - Business Support Team
See our website
for information on how we can help your business to realise its
potential in Blackburn and Darwen.
- 0800 555111
Free and confidential telephone number that can be used
to report any crime. Crimestoppers do offer rewards for information
that leads to conviction.
HM Revenues &
Customs Confidential Hotline - 0800 595000
Free and confidential phone number where you can report
smuggling and illegal supply of alcohol, tobacco, drugs.
Department for Work and
Pensions - National Benefit Fraud Hotline: 0800 854440
Phone this free and confidential number to report
someone you suspect of committing benefit fraud.
of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Consumer Affairs Division
1 Victoria Street
Telephone: (0171) 215 5000
Fax: (0171) 215 0357
of Fair Trading (OFT)
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JX
Telephone: (020) 7211 8000
Fax: (020) 7211 8800
Web Site: http://www.oft.gov.uk
Trading Standards Departments
Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Department
58-60 Guildhall Street
Consumer Advice Telephone: 0845 600 1352
Other Enquiries Telephone: 01772 263569
Fax: 01772 263638
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Animal Health and Trading Standards Group
Telephone: 01204 336500
Fax: 01204 336599
Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services
Local Government House
Telephone: (020) 7665 3888
Fax: (020) 7665 3887
Web Site: http://www.lacors.gov.uk/lacors/home.aspx