Stratford-on-Avon District Council

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Business & Enterprise

Stratford-on-Avon District Council (SDC) is committed to supporting and promoting business and enterprise within its district, recognising the importance of jobs & the value of business to the local economy. 

Please see below the range of services that the Council provides to businesses throughout the district.•

  • Business Rates
  • Planning
  • Building Control
  • Everything Regulation When Its Needed(ERWIN)
  • Licensing
  • Environmental Health
  • Grants and Loans (Stratford-4-Business)
  • SDC ‘Business Matters’ Newsletter
  • Reports and Research
  • Free Advice & Support for New and Growing Businesses


Tourism is one of the largest business sectors in the district. Stratford-on-Avon District Council is a founding member of Shakespeare’s England who are recognised by Visit England as the official tourism body for the area. 

A Destination Management Plan (DMP) is being developed for Shakespeare's England region which will be a shared statement of intent between public bodies and the private sector to put in place those key actions which are needed to ensure the destination maximises its potential as a place to visit and enjoy. The DMP will set out who does what in relation to key priorities and actions. 

If you would like to contribute to this consultation please visit 

Shakespeare's ENGLAND Destination Management Plan

Elizabeth House
Church Street
CV37 6HX