Our priority is growth and we aim to maintain Trafford’s position as an economic powerhouse in Greater Manchester. The Council’s Economic Growth team is here to act as a single point of contact for business in the borough. Whether it’s through identifying potential funding opportunities, searching for sites or premises, guiding you through available business support provision or supporting new and expanding companies, the Team is ready to help and advise you.


For more information about the support available to businesses, you can contact the team by telephoning 0161 912 4176 or emailing



We're helping Trafford businesses to drive the transition to a vibrant, sustainable and low carbon economy. Here are some of the amazing things we've helped them to achieve so far.


Many businesses are unaware of the extensive range of support services, initiatives and funding opportunities available to them. Trafford Council's Economic Growth Team works with and supports a wide selection of partner organisations, who offer a range of Business Support services. We can also support local businesses to identify and bid for grants and loans.

Trafford is the powerhouse for growth across Greater Manchester. We are the most economically competitive area with the most talented labour pool in the North West of England. By locating your business here you can take advantage of our prime location for transport, key employment sites, strong and established business base and skilled and talented workforce.

Trafford Council works with partner agencies to provide a varied events programme to support businesses. This includes events provided by other organisations which are of benefit to Trafford businesses, such as briefings, conferences, growth groups, networking events, roundtable debates, workshops, discussion groups, taster events, consultations and training courses.

Key facts

The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.


Businesses assisted with hands-on resource efficiency or low carbon sector support

£6.8 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance


Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon 188 times


Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill 11 Olympic sized swimming pools


Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved


Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 859 African Elephant Bulls