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Start Up Street: Johnstone

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Start Up Street Johnstone

Are you a new business or a business that has been trading less than 5 years looking for its first commercial premises?

Is your business involved in Health and Well-Being?

Start-Up Street Johnstone is a fantastic opportunity to launch or grow your own health and well-being business with funding and support from Renfrewshire Council.

We recognise that each enterprise has its own individual needs therefore successful entrepreneurs will benefit from a comprehensive package of tailored support including:

  • A dedicated business adviser to support you at each stage of your business journey providing advice and guidance helping you to overcome any unexpected challenges
  • A rental subsidy which will amount to:
    • 75% property costs for the first 6 months
    • 50% property costs for the second 6 months
    • 25% property costs for the third 6 months
  • Workshops and training by industry experts on the “how to” aspects of making your business successful for example marketing, book-keeping, sales, customer service, business growth planning
  • Specialist advice
  • Funding routes



Applications are open to sole traders, partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited companies that:

  • Are either a start-up or have trading less than 5 years and have not operated from commercial premises
  • Are working with a Business Gateway Adviser,
  • Have a business bank account, and
  • Are small or medium sized – with fewer than 250 employees


Application Procedure

Applications will only be considered from full-time business.

Applicants will go through a competitive admission process involving an application and an interview. Busines plans will be judged on growth, jobs and added value to the Renfrewshire economy.

A completed Application Form should be submitted, (explaining why Start Up Street Johnstone and financial assistance from Renfrewshire Council are necessary) together with a copy of an up-to-date business plan and at least two years financial forecasts (profit & loss, balance sheet and cash flow).


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    By submitting this application, the applicant confirms and agrees to the following terms and conditions:


    1. To the best of the applicant’s knowledge and belief, the information provided, including all supporting documentation is accurate and complete, and any offer of support will be made on that basis.


    2. If any information provided is found to be incorrect or incomplete then any offer of support may be suspended or withdrawn.


    3. The applicant must not have made any commitment to the project detailed at section 4 overleaf prior to making this application and no such commitment shall be made unless and until an offer of support has been made to, and accepted by, the applicant.


    4. The applicant has met, and shall continue to meet, all relevant legal requirements in relation to the applicant’s business, including, but not limited to, employment, equality and health and safety legislation.


    5. The applicant must have in place at all times all necessary licences and consents for its business activities.


    6. The applicant is not, and shall not become, indebted to the Council in any manner.


    7. The applicant will inform the Council if it receives any support from other public sector bodies and, in such circumstances, the Council, at its sole discretion, may reduce or withdraw the support offered.


    8. The Council has sole discretion to decide if an offer of support can be made.


    9. The Council may review any offer of support at any time and may suspend or withdraw support if it considers it appropriate to do so.


    10. When considering this application, or when reviewing any offer
    of support, the Council shall be entitled to take account of the


    • The economic benefits, to the applicant and/or the wider
    Renfrewshire area, of providing the support.

    • The resources needed to provide the support.

    • Any previous applications from the applicant whether or not support was offered.

    • Any information the Council considers is needed to determine if the applicant is a fit and proper person/organisation to receive support; such information may be obtained from public authorities including, but not limited to, other Council Services and relevant agencies, Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Jobcentre Plus, Scottish Government, HMRC, SEPA and Police Scotland.


    11. If the Council requires further information on any of the matters referred to in paragraph 10 above, it shall notify the applicant what information is required and consideration of this application, or any offer of support already given, may be suspended until the required information is received.


    12. These terms and conditions shall form part of any offer of support together with any additional terms and conditions the Council considers to be appropriate.


    13. The Council may suspend or withdraw an offer of support if the applicant breaches any of the terms and conditions referred to in paragraph 12 above.


    14. If any offer of support is suspended or withdrawn, the Council may reclaim any monies paid in connection with this application.


    15. All information supplied by the applicant will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. It will be held by Renfrewshire Council’s Chief Executive’s Service for promoting and evaluating business support services offered by the Council, our approved contractors and other public economic development agencies. It may also be shared with other Council Services and relevant agencies including but not limited to Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Jobcentre Plus, Scottish Government, HMRC, SEPA and Police Scotland to help prevent or detect fraud or crime and to verify consents and licences and compliance with legislation.

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    On behalf of and as authorised by the applicant, I confirm that I have read and understood the terms and conditions above and the applicant agrees to be bound by them.


    Please return this form, together with supporting documents to:  Economic Development, Chief Executive’s Service, Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1JD or


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    About Invest in Renfrewshire


    Invest in Renfrewshire is Renfrewshire Council’s programme to boost the local economy and tackle unemployment.


    This Data Protection Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us will be processed.


    For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018, Renfrewshire Council acts as a data controller in relation to the provision of employability and business development services.



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