The Forest of Dean District offers an excellent environment for anyone wishing their business to grow and succeed. Within these pages you will find support and information, whether you are an established business in the area, looking to relocate to the area or considering setting up a new business.
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Advice on starting or growing a business
Whether you are looking to start a new business, develop an existing one, or relocate your business to the Forest of Dean, we can help you access the information and advice you need. Read more on how we can help you with your business
- View events, training sessions and workshops for new and existing business owners and those thinking of starting a business.
- Licensing Requirements
The Forest of Dean District Council is responsible for issuing a wide range of licences, permits and registrations related to premises, various occupations and activities.
Health and Safety
- Health and Safety
The Forest of Dean District Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for making sure that existing and new businesses in the district comply with health and safety regulations.
- Business Opportunities
The Forest of Dean's diverse economy offers many business opportunities. There is a well-established technical and engineering base, an attractive environment and good communications with major business centres in Bristol, Gloucester, Cardiff and Birmingham.