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London Borough of Southwark

London Borough of Southwark provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in Southwark.

Business support

Southwark Council provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in the borough.
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice

Southwark Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk/community-safety/emergencies/business-continuity

Business premises

London Borough of Southwark lists premises available to rent or buy.
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk/business/workspace-provider-list

Libraries

Southwark libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk/business/licences

Business rates

London Borough of Southwark is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk/business/business-rates

Procurement

Southwark Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Tel: 020 7525 7733
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk/business/procurement

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Southwark provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains
  • Extreme weather

Tel: 020 7525 5000

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