The Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) launched in May 2019 and is made up of two funding streams; equity or debt finance. Debt finance The FSE Group supports new and established small to medium enterprises that are investing in one of the 33 London Boroughs. The Fund typically provides debt loans of between £100,000 to […]
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London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme provides tailored advice and support to grow your business. It will help you overcome many challenges at different stages in your businesses’ growth journey, as well as providing access to: Experienced and commercially successful mentors Local business support Workshops and events Corporate engagement. This three-month programme is open to […]
The Mayor’s International Business Programme is a tailored business support programme for high-growth firms in London operating in four broad sectors: creative, finance, business services and tech, life sciences and urban innovation. Over the course of the 12-month programme, you will receive the advice and support you need to make your business an international success. […]
The Small Business Commissioner (SBC) is an independent public body set up by Government under the Enterprise Act 2016 to tackle late payment and unfavourable payment practices in the private sector. The SBC covers the whole of the UK. Launched in December 2017 the Small Business Commissioner, leads an independent office aimed at empowering small […]
The SME Energy Improvement Grants Programme provides grants to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Tower Hamlets to carry out energy reduction projects. Grants for up to 50% of project costs up to a maximum of £5,000 are available. The programme aims to reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of SMEs, as well […]
Be the Business Mentoring for Growth programme matches SME leaders with professional mentors to help them grow their business and overcome challenges. Mentoring for Growth enables collaboration between senior-level mentors from big businesses and key decision-makers, owners and managing directors from SMEs. There is the option to register as a mentor to provide practical advice, […]
FastFutures is a digital skills programme aimed at school leavers, which will help to bridge the gap between education and employment. The 12-week programme helps school leavers to develop practical, business-focused skills that employers want. It will cover topics including marketing, finance and data. Participants will also benefit from: Coaching and mentoring. The chance to […]
As lockdown begins to ease, one website is giving Londoners a clear snapshot of which small businesses in their neighbourhood are open or delivering. My Virtual Neighbourhood was launched in response to COVID-19 to help residents access supplies and to help promote independent businesses, many of which adapted their offering through the pandemic. Described by […]
NatWest has launched a £5 billion package of support for small and medium-sized firms affected by coronavirus, either directly or through disruption to their supply chains. Support includes: Working capital Loan repayment holidays Coronavirus preparedness advice Temporary emergency loans with no fees. NatWest has also published practical advice for SMEs covering communicating with staff, business […]
Founders Factory was set up to support founders to build and scale great companies. Its bespoke six-month accelerator offers: Access to a dedicated team that runs each support programme Corporate access and benefits covering data, market insights, product validation, credibility and capital £30,000 in cash. Founders Factory typically takes between 4% and 7% equity.
Founders Factory was set up to support founders to build great companies. It has an incubator programme that supports talented people with ideas to become founders. It provides support with: Validating an idea Intellectual property Team building Customers. Founders Factory receive a minority stake in each start up in exchange for a £250,000 seed round.
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Decoded supports organisations and businesses to utilise data and digital technologies. Products include: Data Academy supports businesses to develop data skills at every level. Through a blend of in-person, online and project-based learning, participants learn how to use data tools and techniques and harness the power of data for their business. Digital Leadership supports leaders […]
South Bank BID (Business Improvement District) is a business-led and business-funded body formed to support economic growth in South Bank, and make it a better place to live, work, shop and do business. It provides a range of services including destination marketing, place management and venue hire. For more information, please click here.
New West End Company is a business partnership comprised of 600 UK and international retails, hoteliers, restaurateurs and property owners in a top shopping and leisure destination. It works across 74 streets and is anchored by Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. It provides a range of services to make the West End a […]
Hatch Female Founders runs practical programmes to support female founders to succeed. Programmes include: Female Founders Launchpad programme provides workshops and mentoring to help participants develop their idea into a minimum viable product. Female Founders Incubator provides one-to-one coaching, mentoring sessions and expert workshops to help female founders take their business to the next level. […]