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Your type of business

Your type of business gives you summaries of regulations, licences, British and European standards and contacts for your business category. It may not cover every circumstance affecting your business. It also lists trade bodies with expertise about your area of business.

Select business categories

Identify the business category (or categories) that best describe your business, by searching or browsing.

You can choose up to five business categories until you feel you have described your business correctly. When you've added enough, use the Next button to move on.

Describe your business

Enter a word or words, eg plumber or bookshop with cafe


Browse business categories

(cultivation of land or animals)

(includes leisure and culture facilities and services)

(includes hotels, hostels, cafes, bars, restaurants and take-away)

(building and civil engineering works)

(includes teaching, training and instruction)

(includes medical practice, complimentary therapies and residential or day care)

(includes training, publishing, repair and consultancy)

(production of goods for sale)

(includes production, distribution broadcasting and publishing)

(extraction of metals, oil, and gas, and the supply of electricity, gas and water supply)

(includes cosmetic, domestic and spiritual activities)

(includes financial, legal, real estate, office and advertising activities)

(the sale, rental and restoration of goods)

(the sale of goods in large quantities for resale by retailers)

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