London Borough of Bexley

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

Business support

Bexley Business & Employment provides business advice and support to startups and small firms.
Website: https://www.bexley.gov.uk/bexley-business-employment

Local London E-Business Support Programme

The Local London E-Business Support programme is free for businesses in the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich. It provides a tailored programme of businesses support that suits your needs. This could include help identifying the best social media platforms, improving your website or building an online community for your marketing effort.
Website: https://www.seenterprise.co.uk/ebusiness/local-london-E-Business-support-programme

Business premises

Bexley Council lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.
Website: https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/business-bexley/commercial-property/commercial-property-enquiries

Libraries

Bexley Libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/Bexley

Business Knowledge Hub provides access to databases and publications with essential information on starting, growing or changing the direction of your business. This includes access to Mintel at Central Library (Bexleyheath) and Sidcup Library, as well as in-library access to Kompass EasyBusiness (and remote access to library members), COBRA and other library resources such as CareerActive. There is also an up to date stock of books for loan.
Website: https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley/business-knowledge-hub

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Website: https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/licensing-and-permits

Business rates

Bexley Council is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Website: https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/business-bexley/business-rates/how-do-i-pay

Procurement

London Borough of Bexley provides advice and information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Website: https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/business-bexley/contracts-tenders-and-procurement

Emergency planning

Bexley Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Access emergencies.
  • Traffic accidents.

Website: https://www.bexley.gov.uk/contact-us/finding-information

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