Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.

Business support

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea lists the business support services available to startups and small firms.
Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/business-and-enterprise/support-business/business-advice

Financial support

The Royal Borough provides signposting to sources of funding for startups and established firms in the borough.
Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/business-and-enterprise/support-business/business-advice

Business premises

Kensington and Chelsea Council lists council-owned premises available to rent.
Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/business-and-enterprise/council-services/commercial-property/land-and-property-managing-agents

Libraries

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

Trading licences

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

Business rates

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/business-and-enterprise/business-rates/business-rates-borough/about-business-rates

Procurement

Kensington and Chelsea Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/business-and-enterprise/procurement/procurement-borough

Emergency contacts

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

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

Tel: 020 7361 3002

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