Businesses led by local people brings so many benefits to local areas and communities. Find out more about what they are and how they work.

All over England, people are coming together to make the places they live better through business. Community businesses can be any type of business that trades products and services such as shops, transport, farms, hubs, pubs or leisure centres, run by local people for local people. Their profit is reinvested in the local area to deliver services, activities and events that their community needs and wants.

Nearly 7,000 community businesses already play a vibrant role in local places across England. Find one near you and be inspired by their stories…