London Borough of Tower Hamlets

London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.

Business support

Tower Hamlets Council provides signposting to sources of business support and advice for startups and small firms in the borough.
Email: business.support@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/business_support_and_advice/business__enterprise/business_support.aspx

Tower Hamlets Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Tel: 020 7364 4181
Email: emergency.planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/community_and_living/community_safety__crime_preve/emergencies/business_continuity_planning.aspx

London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides information and advice for local traders to help ensure they comply with trading standards legislation.
Tel: 020 7364 5000
Email: tradingstandards@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/trading_standards/trading_standards_advice_to_businesses.aspx

Tower Hamlets Council provides signposting to local networking and business interest groups.
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/business_support_and_advice/business__enterprise/networking__business_interest.aspx

London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides information about the support available to help businesses navigate the impact of COVID-19.
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/Coronavirus_business.aspx

Tower Hamlets Council, in partnership with Enterprise Nation, delivers the Pivot Project. The project will support companies that are struggling in the current climate, but have the potential to thrive. Participants will receive a detailed action plan for their business, as well advice and equipment worth up to £1,000 to help with implementing the changes. The project is open to micro and small businesses employing up to 49 people that were trading prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/business_support_and_advice/business__enterprise/Current_projects/Pivot-Project.aspx

Business finance and grants

London Borough of Tower Hamlets provides advice and information about how to access business finance.
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/business_support_and_advice/business__enterprise/business_finance__grants.aspx

The SME Energy Improvement Grants scheme from Tower Hamlets Council provides grants of up to £5,000 to support small and medium-sized enterprises to make energy efficiency improvements to their premises.
Email: THEnergy@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/environment_and_waste/Sustainability/Tower_Hamlets_Energy/Tower_Hamlets_Energy.aspx

Business premises

London Borough of Tower Hamlets lists council-owned premises available to rent.
Tel: 020 7364 4084
Email: commercial.lettings@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/commercial_property/commercial_lettings/commercial_lettings.aspx

Libraries

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.
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/leisure_and_culture/libraries/libraries.aspx

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Tel: 020 7364 5008
Email: licensing@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/licences/licences.aspx

Business rates

London Borough of Tower Hamlets is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tel: 020 7364 5000
Email: businessrates@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/business_rates/business_rates.aspx

Procurement

Tower Hamlets Council provides information to help business owners find and bid for tenders and contracts.
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/business/tenders_and_contract/tenders_and_contracts.aspx

Emergency contacts

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.

Tel: 020 7364 7070
Website: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/content_pages/contact_us/emergency_contacts.aspx

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