London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.

Business support

Business Helpdesk provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Tel: 020 8753 5585
Email: business-support@lbhf.gov.uk
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice/business-helpdesk

Hammersmith & Fulham Council provides an Enterprise Club, which runs monthly enterprise workshops for startups and early-stage firms in the borough.
Tel: 020 8753 5585
Email: business-support@lbhf.gov.uk
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice/hf-enterprise-club

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Tel: 020 8753 2286
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/emergencies-and-safety/business-continuity

The Shop Local Shop Safe campaign supports town centres, high streets, retailers, small businesses, arts organisations and markets as lockdown is eased. It helps businesses to reopen their premises safely and encourages residents to shop locally.
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/articles/news/2020/06/calling-all-businesses-get-involved-our-shop-local-shop-safe-campaign

Business premises

Hammersmith & Fulham Council lists council-owned premises available to rent or buy.
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice/looking-space

Libraries

Hammersmith and Fulham libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/libraries

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Tel: 020 8753 1081
Email: licensing@lbhf.gov.uk
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/licensing

Business rates

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/business-rates

Procurement

Hammersmith & Fulham Council spends more than £250 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Tel: 020 8753 2583
Email: procurement@lbhf.gov.uk
Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/trading-council

The H&F Local Supply Chain Project is aimed at SMEs in the construction-related and property maintenance sectors. It helps local firms benefit from investment in the borough from property development, as well as procurement by the council and its framework contractors. Local SMEs can access support with tendering, accreditation, marketing and a pipeline of opportunities from buyers who are committed to procuring more locally.
Website: https://hflocalsupplychain.net/

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Extreme weather.

Website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/emergencies-and-safety

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