Invest In Colne

Whilst many towns and cities around us seem to be in decline, struggling with high vacancy rates and boarded up shop fronts, Colne is on the up with lower vacancy rates than ever, new businesses ventures, continued investment and many shops and businesses report steady growth. Business confidence in Colne is good. So why not ‘Come to Colne’ with your new business idea, expansion plans or re-locate here?


We all want our town to be great – Colne is somewhere easy to get to, with FREE parking (yes we have retained FREE parking all over Colne). It’s attractive, with an abundance of independent businesses that makes us different from other places. A town with great entertainment (the small town with 3 theatres), shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. We have a fantastic commercial hub too with some characters or brands you might recognise like David Fishwick, Boundary Outlet. Colne is somewhere people want to hang out, and spend time with family and friends – a desirable place to live with the friendliest people around! Colne oozes character – just walk around and experience for yourself!

Colne BID together with our partners, is here to ensure our town grows and develops in to a town that can rival local towns and instil pride among local people and be a thriving place to run a successful business.

Colne is fantastic for shopping – brimming with quirky and upmarket home & interiors businesses, leisure, cultural and learning opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy. But we’d like it to be even better – we have a few ‘types’ of businesses under represented like ladies and menswear boutiques, a couple more restaurants, a cycle friendly hub or guesthouse/hotel to name a few.

Colne BID can help you find the perfect retail, leisure and commercial opportunities. Whether it’s a stall on Colne Market, a shop in one of our shopping Arcades, a spot on Colne High Street or commercial premises along North Valley Road. Contact us today for a chat and we’ll put you in touch with a local agent, landlord or developer.