London Borough of Tower Hamlets
London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.
Tower Hamlets Council provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in the borough.
Tower Hamlets Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides information and advice for local traders to help ensure they comply with trading standards legislation.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has partnered with Enterprise Nation to deliver the Pivot Project, offering 150 small businesses in the borough a programme of business support and financial support of up to £1,000.
The initiative is open to businesses with up to 49 employees who were trading in Tower Hamlets before 30 June 2021 and whose business needs to adapt to a new business environment.
- £1,000 grant to spend on professional advice or business equipment.
- Free Enterprise Nation membership.
- An action plan on how to grow and pivot.
- Access to a peer-to-peer network.
- Access to support from Google, Enterprise Nation, Kickstart Scheme, QMUL and more.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets lists council-owned premises available to rent.
Libraries in Tower Hamlets are part of the Idea Store service. They are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tower Hamlets Council provides information to help business owners find and bid for tenders and contracts.
Tower Hamlets Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:
- Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
- Emergency repairs to council-owned premises.
- Extreme weather.