Business support services
Information for business start-ups and advice and services for existing businesses looking to grow
St Albans Enterprise Agency (STANTA)
Find out more about STANTA here.
City of Professional Expertise in St Albans District
St Albans City of Expertise. Advice and information from professional service experts: legal, chartered engineering, chartered accountants, financial expertise/banking, planning and surveying. Find out more here.
Support for employers at the University of Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Business School is one of the largest business schools in the UK. Find out how they can assist your business here.
Watford Enterprise Agency (WENTA)
Find out more about WENTA here.
The Herts Growth Hub
Support for start-ups at The University of Hertfordshire
Supporting start-ups and small businesses, identifying opportunities for growth and taking businesses to the next level. Find out more here.
The Better Business for All Agenda
Aims to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses, support growth and help regulators to better understand the challenges businesses face. Contact email@example.com or find out more here. The Trading Standards pages have information for businesses.
Small Business Rate relief
Further information on all types of rate relief can be found here.
Food Standards Agency
Guidance and advice on food law can be found here.
Gambling Commission Regulator
Find information about the Gambling Commission Regulator here.
Health and Safety Executive
For information about the national regulator for health and safety matters, click here.
Hertfordshire Trading Standards and Which? Trusted Traders
For more information about local trusted traders, click here.
How to tender for Council services
The Council uses the Supply Hertfordshire procurement portal for all tender opportunities. Find out more and apply here.
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
Herts Industrial Strategy, business support and other information can be found here.
Herts Innovation Quarter (IQ)
Leading the development of 3 million sq ft of new commercial space. Read more here.
St Albans District Chamber of Commerce
Read about the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce here.
Oaklands College support for businesses
For information for businesses, click here.
For information about courses for adults, click here.
Federation for Small Businesses
Read about the FSB here.
The Harpenden Collective
Read about the Harpenden Collective here.
Find out how the Businesses Community website can help you here.
Road to Zero Strategy
Read the strategy here.
The Carbon Trust
Read about The Carbon Trust here.
Low Carbon Workspaces
Offers small and medium-sized businesses in Hertfordshire grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover up to a third of the cost of making energy improvements eg. LED lighting, heating, insulation, electric vehicles and more. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Find out more information here.
Guide to preventing cyber threats
Learn how to protect your business here.
Sponsorship opportunities for employers
St Albans City and District Council operates a sponsorship scheme for a select number of roundabouts, city entrance signs and flowerbeds throughout the district. The traffic flow rate at these sites is considerably high, making them strategic points for advertisement. Sponsorship enables organisations to promote their company via advertisement signs at these locations. Prices vary between £500 and £5000 per annum and the income generated helps maintain the district’s roundabouts and flowerbeds to a high standard.
Please see below for the locations at which sponsorship opportunities are available*:
|Flowerbed||St Albans||Hatfield Road||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Redbourn Road||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Hemel Hempstead Road||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||London Road||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Harpenden Road||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Watling Street||Available|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Watford Road||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||St Albans Road, Sandridge||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Colney Heath Lane||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Hatfield Road||Sponsored|
|City Entrance Sign||St Albans||Sandpit Lane||Sponsored|
|Roundabout||St Albans||St Peters Street||Sponsored|
|Roundabout||St Albans||Holywell Hill||Sponsored|
|Roundabout||St Albans||Blue House Hill||Sponsored|
|Roundabout||St Albans||London Road/Highfield Park||Sponsored|
|Roundabout||London Colney||Colney Fields||Sponsored|
|Roundabout||London Colney||London Colney North Orbital||Available|
|Roundabout||St Albans||Park Street North Orbital||Sponsored|
|Roundabout||St Albans||The Noke Hotel||Sponsored|
*If the site at which you wish to advertise is currently already sponsored, please contact the Parks and Green Spaces Team to be added to a waiting list. Sponsorship contracts are reviewed annually in April.