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New grants for hospitality and leisure businesses in Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire are now available from West Northamptonshire Council. The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is open for applications until Monday, 28 February, with grants of between £2,667 and £6,000 offered to eligible businesses, depending on the rateable value of the business premises. […]

Town centre businesses have been given the opportunity to reduce their food waste thanks to a new partnership with a world-leading food waste app and social impact company. Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with ‘Too Good To Go’ – anti food waste initiative that allows people to buy surplus food and […]

Shoppers are being urged to support their favourite local traders this weekend as part of ‘FiverFest’ – a new campaign aimed at promoting Northampton town centre’s independent retailers. Retailers and food outlets have been encouraged to put together a series of special £5 offers as part of the two week initiative, with visitors to the […]

As part of our Greener and Cleaner Northampton campaign, we spoke with Tricker’s Managing Director Martin Mason about the companies heritage and its sustainability goals.

Olesya Lane’s upcycled fashion brand Slow Fashion Bus was started to promote joyful upcycled clothing by teaching how to mend and upcycle.

Nineteen new start-ups chosen for the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire’s Reset. Restart Small Business Grants After a wave of enquiries and over 150 applications, the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire team shortlisted 34 aspiring entrepreneurs, who were invited to give a presentation on their new start-up to a panel of judges in a Dragon’s Den style […]

Shoppers are being urged to show their support for town centre traders when restrictions are relaxed on Monday, with non-essential retailers and outdoor hospitality venues in Northampton preparing to reopen their doors. More than a year after the pandemic first hit, shops will be able to start trading once again while pubs and restaurants will […]

Further funding is now available for businesses affected by the lockdown restrictions, with an extension of the Business Support Package Grant and Additional Restrictions Grants Scheme (ARG) to cover the period from 16 February to 31 March. The March Business Support Package provides one-off grants of between £2,096 and £4,714 for businesses which pay business […]

Is your mum a true inspiration? A Northampton curry house has launched a search to find the town’s most marvellous matriarch, ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend. Saffron, in Castilian Street, Northampton will donate a meal for six, worth £150, to the lucky winner as a reward for their efforts to inspire others during the […]

The Government has announced that Northampton will receive £25 million from its Towns Fund to kickstart a raft of development projects across the town. News came as part of yesterdays (Wednesday 3 March) Treasury Budget announcement and has been enthusiastically welcomed by members of the Northampton Forward board. Northampton Forward was set up around two […]