Starting a new business and business support

Business opportunities

Warrington is home to a vibrant mix of commercial and industrial companies due to the combination of its excellent location and availability of a wide range of sites and premises to suit all requirements.

The procurement portals listed below offer free information on contract opportunities. 

The Chest 

This is the North West's Local Authority procurement portal. 

FindIt in Cheshire and Warrington

This is a business portal for the Cheshire and Warrington area providing access to local contacts, suppliers and business opportunities.

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence contracts online

Ministry of Defence Defence Contracts Online is the official source of UK MOD contracts giving you instant access to all of its contract opportunities, of all values, in one place.

NHS Supply Chain

A procurement portal for suppliers to the NHS

Open4Business Trans-Pennine

A business portal for SSE and their Tier 1 suppliers designed to create a local supply chain across their project areas.


This is the UK's largest register for pre-qualified construction contractors and consultants.


CompeteFor is an online portal that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations.

Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)

TED is the online version of the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, providing access to the business opportunities across the EU.

NW Universities Purchasing Consortium

Here you will find framework agreements for goods and services procured by North West universities.

UK Trade Investment Overseas Business 

UKTI Business Opportunities helps businesses find overseas contracts, tenders and projects.