London Business Week | 12 – 15 October

Brought to you by:London Business Week is supported by the Mayor of London, European Regional Development Fund, Amazon and Google.

Celebrating SMEs and London’s entrepreneurial spirit

The London Business Hub is hosting a dedicated programme of free events celebrating SMEs and the entrepreneurial spirit of London’s small business community.

The last 18 months have been challenging for many small businesses across London due to the pandemic and exit from the EU. To help your business thrive in this new landscape, we’re hosting a programme of free events from leading entrepreneurs from 12 – 15 October.

London Business Week has been designed to support your business with recovery and help you unleash your entrepreneurial talent with a wealth of informative seminars, inspiring panel discussions and expert-led workshops on a range of topical issues.

Find out more about the speakers taking part in London Business Week.

What’s on

12 October

Amazon Bootcamp: Exporting For Businesses In London

08:50 – 13:00 | Online event
Open to all

Learn how to get started on the Amazon stores, selling globally, growing your brand and support available for businesses in your local area.


  • 8:50- 9:00am: Introduction to the London Business Week and London Business Hub with Simon Pitkeathley, Business Member & LEAP Champion for Small Business.
  • 9:00-9:30am: Panel session Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business, John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager and Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation.
  • 9:30-1:00pm: Amazon Bootcamp with above panel and Tom Dixon, DIT

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How Technology Can Help Drive Business Growth

13:30 – 15:00 | Online event
Open to all

Opportunity to learn from experts at Lloyds and Microsoft on how technology can be utilised for business growth.


  • 13:30 – 14:00pm: Dave Gore, Lloyds Bank Group – Introduction to use tools & processed to boost business performance through technology
  • 14:00-14:30pm: Technology Adoption Service demonstration
  • 14:30-15:00pm: John Mitchell, Microsoft – Showcase and demonstration of the ‘art of the possible’

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13 October

Access To Funding & Finance and Getting Paid

10:00 – 12:30 | In-person event – closest tube station: Chancery Lane
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Tips and tricks to find out the types of finance schemes available to SMEs, from crowdfunding to raising equity and plenty more opportunities.

Speakers include:

  • Stuart Scott, London Business Hub
  • Ariel Bramble, GrantTree
  • Jon Steinberg, Mountside Ventures
  • David Woods, British Business Bank
  • Joshua Edelbaum – ASC
  • Mark Foale – ASC
  • Liz Barclay, Office of Small Business Commissioner

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Net Zero: Why It Is Important For SMEs?

13:30 – 16:00 | In-person event – closest tube station: Chancery Lane
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Reaching net zero can add value to your business in many different ways: attract and retain staff, save money through efficiencies, improve your company image and even boost your brand value. Find out about the range of resources to support your journey towards net zero.

Speakers include:

  • Julie Tucker – Be Offices
  • Catherine Westoby – BEIS
  • Gabrielle Giner – BT
  • Ian Hobson – Charge Box
  • Teju Akande, Newable

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14 October

Creating an Inclusive Workplace For Your Business

10:00 – 12:30 | In-person event – closest tube station: Chancery Lane
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Explore strategies to encourage and support diversity in the workplace.


  • Dr Joanna Abeyie MBE
  • Jen Scott, Hustle and Heels
  • Naima Omasta-Milsom, London Business Partnership

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Setting Up an Effective Marketing and Branding Strategy for Your Business

13:30 – 16:00 | In-person event – closest tube station: Chancery Lane
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Get expert advice to create a marketing plan and strengthen your brand.


  • Julie Collins, Collins & Collins.

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15 October


Digital Marketing Strategy – Google Digital Garage

10:00 – 11:00 | Online event
Open to all

Learn how to build a digital marketing strategy for your business by learning about the different digital marketing channels available and how they can be applied to your business objectives.


  • Rikesh, Lead speaker, Google
  • Benedict Hickson, Moderator, Google

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The closing date for the registration of events is 10 October 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

Companies must:

  • be based in London
  • be registered in the UK
  • meet the SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) criteria according to the European SME definition
  • not be “Undertaking in Difficulty” as of 31 December 2019. Please see the definition here
  • not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years

What else do I need to know?

For our in-person events, please note that only 60 places are available and places are limited to one delegate per company – we highly recommend applying quickly to secure your place.

After your application has been approved, the venue and exact location will be disclosed nearer to the date of the event. We will also share details on what Covid-19 measures will be in place to keep you safe and secure during the event.

Important: If your application is approved, you will be requested to sign an electronic application form to secure your place for these subsidised events.

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