Business support organisations
Centa provides a range of funded and commercial services aimed at new entrepreneurs and established businesses. These services include up to three one to one advice sessions for new start-up businesses, provided free of charge to Camden residents. Centa also provides workshops and regular events for both start-up and established businesses.
For more information please visit: Centa
British Library Business & IP Centre
The British Library Business & IP Centre provides business and intellectual property information, workshops and events and specialist one to one advice. The Business & IP Centre has one of the best collections of business and IP information in the world and can be accessed free of charge using a reader pass.
For more information please visit: British Library Business & IP Centre
Business Link in London (BliL)
Business Link is the main government funded business and advice service in England. Information and advice is provided on their website and workshops are also available to start-up businesses and businesses seeking expansion.
For more information please visit: Business Link
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. The London branch of the FSB holds regular networking events which non-members are also welcome to attend in Camden and other areas of London.
For more information please visit: Federation of Small Businesses
Islington Chamber of Commerce (ICOC)
The ICOC is one of London’s longest running independent chambers. It is situated in close proximity to Camden and is open to all businesses regardless of their location. Networking and business support events take place on a regular basis. The ICOC already run the Camden Women’s Forum, a dedicated forum for women business owners in Camden and elsewhere and the Camden Business Network which provides networking opportunities for Camden based small and micro businesses.
For more information please visit: Islington Chamber of Commerce
Supply Cross River (SCR)
Following the end of the Council’s ICAM2 project, local Camden-based businesses are invited to join the Supply Cross River local procurement programme which currently covers Westminster, Lambeth, Southwark and City of London. This will entitle you to attend their Meet the Buyer events, various training workshops and to be eligible to be put forward for opportunities in all those boroughs as well as Islington and Camden.
For more information please visit: Supply Cross River
Social Enterprise London (SEL)
Social Enterprise London runs training courses for everyone from start-ups to big brands, councils and charities. Whether you are hoping to set up as a sole trader or are already an established social enterprise, SEL can provide you with a range of support to suit your needs. SEL also provide courses for those who want to redesign the public service they currently operate within into a standalone service.
For more information, please visit: Social Enterprise London
Disabled Entrepreneurs Network (DEN)
In 2001 the Association of Disabled Professionals (ADP) set up the Disabled Entrepreneurs Network (DEN). The aim of DEN is to provide networking opportunities and information services for self-employed disabled people, DEN is committed to providing a variety of information for disabled entrepreneurs such as the provision of sign posting to other support, finance and training.
For more information, please visit: Disabled Entrepreneurs Network
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