Get support from the London Growth Hub

The London Growth Hub’s Advisers are here to support London based businesses that have already started trading and would value some objective, impartial advice. Our advisers have over three decades of experience supporting London businesses like yours. From finance to marketing, sales, management and leadership to digitisation, we will be there to help you make your business more sustainable, productive and ultimately more profitable. Our advisers are currently based at five London Growth Hub locations.

You may book an initial discussion which may last for up to three hours in order to determine the issues you face, the potential for your business and to work up an action plan accordingly. Our advisers will guide you through your plan and may introduce you to other organisations providing specialist support along the way. A number of workshops will also be made available across London in order to complement the advice service.

If your business has not yet started trading, find resources, events and support to start your business.

The London Growth Hub Adviser service is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Mayor of London.

Patrick Nicholson

Patrick has eighteen years of experience delivering diverse and varied business advice and consultancy across London. This includes advising & mentoring entrepreneurs that need assistance with business fundamentals, such as identifying and strategically planning routes to market. At the other end of the scale, Patrick has a great deal of experience working with tier one buyers operating within supply chain industries. In short, Patrick has the knowledge and understanding to deliver business support to businesses operating across a wide variety of sectors and the flexibility to work with the diverse SMEs that exist within Greater London. As a business adviser he has the ability of providing practical innovative solutions in way that is accessible to clients, regardless of their previous enterprise experience. He has a track record of improving business performance and delivering positive results.

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Simon Paul

Simon’s professional experience ranges from the civil service through to sales management. Simon eventually found a path running businesses for himself and others which further led to him advising other business owners. For the past 30 years, Simon has been advising businesses from pre-start through to multi-nationals though mostly SMEs. His extensive knowledge across business functions and sectors comes through practical experience, academic study and continuous professional development. His ethos is that businesses should do more than just make money. They should connect and engage with their customers and suppliers in order to multiply the wealth that they create for themselves whilst creating sustainable jobs for the communities they serve.

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Please note that Simon and Patrick will be splitting their time across all five of our locations. To see where they will be and where your meeting will take place please refer to the below table:

Adviser/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Simon Vauxhall Hammersmith Tottenham Woolwich Croydon
Patrick Woolwich Vauxhall Hammersmith Croydon Tottenham
Adviser/Day Simon Patrick
Monday Vauxhall Woolwich
Tuesday Hammersmith Vauxhall
Wednesday Tottenham Hammersmith
Thursday Woolwich Croydon
Friday Croydon Tottenham

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  • Contact the Government Business Support Helpline

If you are a business looking for support and would like to speak to an adviser please contact the Government’s Business Support Helpline for free advice.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm

You can call them on:

0300 456 3565

Alternatively, you can also talk to a representative using live webchat.

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