Starting Your Business

There is a lot of support out there to help you start your business but finding the right advice can be tricky. So we’ve selected a handful of resources to help you take those first steps in establishing your exciting new venture.

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  • Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME)

    CEME is a regeneration charity that helps support economic growth across east London and the Thames Gateway. It provides a range of support services and facilities to help entrepreneurs and businesses achieve accelerated growth and scale. Services and facilities include: Modern office and co-working space, as well as workshop facilities for technical training, apprenticeships and […]

  • Digital Catapult

    Digital Catapult supports the early adoption of advanced digital technologies and helps to bridge the gap between businesses, academics and corporations. It works in a number of ways including: Helping businesses to increase the adoption of advanced digital technologies Connecting investors with early-stage businesses that are working on technology solutions with commercial potential in the […]

  • Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub

    The Enterprise Hub supports engineering entrepreneurs and aims to grow the number of engineering and technology SMEs across the UK in order to address some of society’s biggest challenges. The Enterprise Hub provides co-working and meeting space in central London, as well as runs a number of programmes including: The Enterprise Fellowships programme supports engineering […]

  • Visionnaires

    Visionnaires supports individuals to find and develop the ‘entrepreneur within’, providing mentoring and practical workshops. It runs a number of programmes to help people become self-employed or start their own business. The Start Your Own Business programme helps you turn your idea into a new business or self-employment opportunity. It covers topics such as selling, […]

Case studies

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House of Greenland

Agathe Cury and Martin de Fleurian set up House of Greenland, a creative video agency, from their living room in early 2015. For the first few months, full timers and freelancers had to come to their place to work, which made the sofas quite crowded. Since then, they have moved to a rented office, employ […]

Conscious Vibes

Angela Small, Founder & Director of Conscious Vibes, a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), talks to us about the business support she received through the National Black Women’s Network and the 639 Enterprise Centre in Tottenham.     Angela Small had always wanted to set up her own business but initially lacked the confidence to […]

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