Lewisham Council - Business advice

Business advice

Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start? Do you need advice and support to sustain your business through the economic downturn? Are you thinking of expanding your business here in the borough?

Starting a business

Get free support to start your own business by contacting the London Small Business Centre, part of the Nwes group – the largest enterprise agency in England. Email info@nwes.org.uk or call 08456 099 991.

Courses and events

There are regular networking events for local businesses and a wide range of short training courses.​​​​​

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Lewisham Means Business 2017

Goldsmiths University of London  19 October 9am to 5pm

Meet over 300 local businesses for a day of innovation, inspiration and information.

 Free Council
Select a date from the calendar. 

Brockley Artists Make a Show of It @ PLACE Ladywell Free

Place Ladywell 31 August 6pm to 8pm

Come and meet Brockley artists, Glenn Mottershead and Kiaori Homm who will be showing some of their work at Casild's Nice Things.


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Business rates discount scheme consultation

The Government is providing funding to local councils to set up a discount scheme for businesses that are affected by a rise in their business rates in 2017–18.

Local businesses win FSB London Business Awards

​Two businesses from Lewisham have won awards at a prestigious ceremony to award the best small businesses in London.

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Book a food hygiene course

Food safety courses

Landlords: check whether you will need a licence for your HMO

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