Licensing Direct

Our Licensing Team can signpost you to the licences that are relevant to your business. We can also provide you with licensing support to take the headache out of your licensing applications, and get it right first time. Although signposting is always free you may wish to buy one of our tailor made packages which ensures you only apply for the licence you require to operate. 

Who is it for?

For all businesses requiring licences, including; 

  • alcohol 
  • entertainment 
  • late night refreshment 
  • animal premises  
  • street trading and; 
  • skin piercing. 

Our packages provide support for businesses to help determine the type of licences needed. 

We help to make sure you complete the process correctly in an efficient and cost effective way. 

The following services may help you: -

Pre-application advice

We help you determine which licence(s), if any, you need 

  • Make sure you apply for the correct level of licensing tailored to your needs 
  • Advice on drawing up plans to go with your application. 
  • Following relevant regulations if applicable 
  • Advice on licence operation and conditions.

Application advice 

  • Assistance with completion of application forms. 
  • Assistance on drawing up plans to go with your application. Following relevant regulations if applicable 
  • Assistance with completion of statutory, public and press notices if applicable. 

Check and Send 

  • Checking your application to ensure it is valid and has been completed correctly 
  • Submit your application on your behalf to the appropriate licensing office. 
  • We will also sent to the relevant responsible authorities if applicable 
  • Giving you an acceptance date. This is so that the relevant statutory consultation period commences from that date if applicable 
  • Assisting you with the completion of the statutory public and press notices. We'll provide you with completed copies of the required notices if applicable.

For Licensing Direct products charges please click here.

How Will This Help You?

Licensing Direct will provide you with the following benefits: 

  • Save you time: applications can delay due to basic errors. Avoid these delays by using our services 
  • Save you money: we will help to ensure the process will not need to be re-started. You will avoid incurring extra costs in re-submitting press notices if applicable  
  • Give you peace of mind: we will make sure your application is completed correctly. We will make sure that you only apply for what you need and ensure your licence is fit for purpose 
  • Give you security: we will ensure your application is submitted and depending on the type of application, served on the relevant responsible authorities. 

Contact us for a quote today 01229 876373 or 


Other sources of professional advice are available. You are under no obligation to purchase any of out discretionary services.


Matthew Gribbin from Askam United Football Club said:

"I recently used the new licensing services to help me get my personal licence and a premises licence for Askam United FC. I would recommend using them if you are thinking about trying to obtain any licences."