London Borough of Westminster

The City of Westminster provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.

Business support

Westminster City Council provides signposting to sources of business support, advice and information for startups and small firms.
Tel: 020 7641 2070
Email: businessunit@westminster.gov.uk
Website: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/business-unit

Westminster City Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Website: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/emergency-planning-your-business

Connect Westminster

Connect Westminster helps to connect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Westminster and the West End Partnership area to super-fast gigabit-capable broadband connections. The funding will enable small to medium-sized enterprises to receive up to £2,000 towards the capital cost of their broadband connections.
Website: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/connect-westminster

Libraries

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

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Website: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/licensing

Business rates

London Borough of Westminster is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tel: 020 8315 2050
Email: westminster.nndr@secure.capita.co.uk
Website: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/businessrates

Procurement

Westminster City Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Website: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/strategic-and-commercial-procurement

Emergency contacts

London Borough of Westminster provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures.
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property.
  • Street and pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights and blocked drains.
  • Extreme weather.

Tel: 020 7641 6000

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