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 six-month Feeding the City: Accelerate programme supports sustainable food businesses to scale their operations. It brings together thought leaders in food sustainability, large scale buyers, enterprise support providers and investors with a focus on supporting social or environmental impact-driven food enterprises. Programme benefits include: Interactive workshops tailored to your business One-to-one support Access to […]
The Food & Food Tech Innovation Hub is a shared workspace for innovative food and food tech start-ups. It supports start-ups to network and collaborate with like-minded food tech businesses. The Hub provides: Shared workspace Events and workshops Media studio for content creation. The Hub also provides opportunities for corporates to connect with food start-ups […]
Finance Kitchen supports firms in the food and drink sector in London to access debt and equity funding. Finance Kitchen works with businesses at all stages and covers a number of situations in the life cycle of a food business including new starts, refits, business purchase, additional sites, management buyouts and short-term cash flow. Finance […]
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects that helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. Growth Hub Guide: Financing Your Business with Venture Capital Venture capital is often used to fund business growth. This guide explains where to find […]
Enterprise Nation provides a searchable database of business advisers. The search facility can be filtered by the type of advice sought, business sector and business location. While the database is free to use, advisers may charge for their services. A Growth Hub Guide to help with starting a business National Sources of Business Start-Up […]
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The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) connects people to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new business ideas. The KTN works with large and small companies, government agencies and research organisations, tech hubs and start ups, public funding bodies, venture capitalists and private investors to build a network that helps enterprising people and […]
Envestors specialises in helping high-growth companies to raise equity finance through its network of private investors. Investors will typically invest an average of £42,000 in high-growth companies seeking £250,000 to £2 million in equity funding. A Growth Hub Guide to help with access to finance Financing Your Business with Venture Capital Venture capital is often […]
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a government scheme designed to help small, early stage companies raise equity finance by offering tax relief to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies. SEIS recognises the difficulties that early stage companies face by offering tax relief at a higher rate. A Growth Hub […]
Crowdcube is a crowdfunding platform where a community of likeminded people pool their money and knowledge to back start-up, early and growth-stage businesses. It has a particular focus on food and drink, fintech, consumer goods and consumer brands. The minimum amount a business can raise with Crowdcube is £50,000. It also has a KnowledgeHub where […]
Boost Capital provides short-term loans from £3,000 for business owners, with repayment terms from four to 18 months. The money can be used for almost any business use, such as to help with cash flow, for working capital or to buy stock. Applicants usually receive a decision within 24 business hours and access to funds […]