Business advice services

Need help cutting through the regulatory jargon?  

We provide support and advice to small and independent businesses in Wakefield and nationwide. Whether you're a new or established business, we cover food safety, health and safety, and compliance. Explore our various packages and prices below and download our price list for more information.

Risk Assessment Check-and-Send Service for small and medium sized business

The Here for Business Team are now offering our first ever Risk Assessment Check-and-Send service.

Did you know it’s a legal requirement for any business with 5 or more employees to have a written risk assessment? We know that for small and medium businesses the hazards, risks and controls aren’t always clear.

Let us support you in supporting your business. You can sound-board your Risk Assessment with our colleagues in Environmental Health. They will offer helpful hints, tips, and recommendations. 

To get started, please download the Check-and-Send Proforma from the 'Related Documents' section. Fill it out and send it along with your Risk Assessment to Please use the subject heading 'Check-and-Send' in your email.

Alternatively, you can post hard copies to:

Environmental Health
Burton St

Getting started webinars

Join our interactive webinar on Microsoft Teams, led by our friendly Business Compliance Advisor. This hour-long session is designed for new food businesses and aims to demystify the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). We'll guide you through what to expect during an inspection and provide an opportunity to connect with other small businesses like yours. We offer webinars for both home-based and commercial/mobile food businesses.

Business advice visits

Our experienced Business Compliance Consultant offers personalised visits to your food business. The can last up to 2 hours.

We can assess your premises and business practices. This is whether you're:

  • Starting fresh
  • Implementing significant changes
  • Preparing for an inspection 

Our goal is to ensure compliance and help you achieve the best possible Food Hygiene Rating. We offer packages for both home-based and commercial premises.

Bespoke consultancy

Get support and advice specific to you, for any business type. 

Delivered on a quote basis, this includes (but isn't limited to): 

  • Food or health and safety audits
  • Developing safety documents such as HACCP or risk assessments
  • Coaching and mentoring and much more

Whatever you're missing we can work together to bring you up to speed and ensure compliance.

Primary authority

Whether you're a small or large business, our Primary Authority partnership offers you a single point of contact. This will cover all your Environmental Health and Trading Standards regulatory requirements.

With us as your partner, we provide the final decision and guidance for your businesses across multiple sites nationwide. For more information, visit our primary authority webpage.

Food hygiene rating re-score

If you have made significant improvements since your last inspection and want us to reassess your rating, you can schedule a food hygiene rating re-score on our website. By combining it with a pre-inspection advice visit, you will receive the re-score at half the price. Visit our food webpage for more details.

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