Start up, develop, diversify or grow your business. Use the information on this page to help your business achieve its full potential.

Start up advice

If you are starting a new accommodation business in Kirklees you may find these advice packs useful.

The Pink Book - Legislation for tourist accommodation describes in detail your responsibilities as an accommodation business owner, as well as your rights.

Quality and customer service

These schemes focus on quality and customer service, helping you to add value to your business:

Access for all

Many people have access needs including those with hearing and visual impairments, wheelchair users, older and less mobile people and people with pushchairs.

By making some small adjustments to your facilities and providing information on how accessible your venue is, tourism businesses can appeal to a wider range of visitors and attract more business.

You'll find a range of tools and resources to help you accommodate people with access needs, such as how to write an access statement, marketing your business, and a compelling business case for making your premises more accessible on the Visit England website.

Become cycle friendly

The Tour de France 2014 marked the start of a boom in cycling in this area. Make sure you give cyclists every reason to recommend your business, and return.

Welcoming groups and coaches

The Visit England guidance document, Welcoming groups and coaches , provides advice to businesses on how to improve visitor spend by meeting the needs of coach tour groups and operators.

The National group travel report 2011 provides a range of information from the perspective of group travel organisers to help businesses better understand their needs and ultimately increase their share of this market.

You can purchase more recent copies of the report directly from QA Research.

Filming

Kirklees is a great filming location with a great reputation. If you're thinking about filming here, we can offer location advice, explain who to contact for permissions, and put you in contact with local businesses relevant to the film industry.

We are committed to supporting filming in Kirklees, and are part of Creative England's Film Friendly Partnership.

To learn more please Contact us.

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