Taking the first steps

Premises for small businesses

If you are going to need premises for your new business there is a wide choice of office, retail and workshop accommodation of all sizes and in various locations throughout the borough.

There are a variety of factors to consider when thinking about premises. For example:

  • will you be reliant on passing trade? If so, you may need a high street location for your premises, which will be more expensive but makes sure that your customers can find you
  • do you need premises that will impress customers? One of the newer business centres or period premises in the town centre may be a good option
  • would you like on-site support and assistance? There are several managed business centres in the borough with a range of unit sizes from a single desk to roller shutter workshops
  • do you want to be accessible by public transport? Offices or industrial units in or close to the town centre may be best
  • would a market stall work for your business? It is a great low cost way to market test a product

Further information

Find out about units owned or managed by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

Booking a market stall.

Get information on the managed workspaces on offer from Staffordshire County Council.

As a small business, you may also be eligible for rate relief.