FinTech Innovation Lab London

The FinTech Innovation Lab London is a three-month global accelerator programme for ambitious start ups. It provides mentoring, networking and support, and is suitable for early and growth-stage companies with at least a beta technology or product with applications in the fintech sector.

Support for digital businesses from Blenheim Chalcot

Blenheim Chalcot is a venture builder to support the growth of digital businesses that transform industries. A venture builder works with start ups and typically takes care of raising money and looking after business operations. This leaves the start up free to focus on building their product.

Blenheim Chalcot works with start ups in the following sectors:

    • Technology and services
    • Edtech
    • Fintech
    • Media
    • Property.

NatWest Fintech Accelerator

The NatWest Fintech Accelerator is a fully-funded programme to support fintech businesses to start, scale and succeed. Over the course of the six month programme, participants can access:

  • One-to-one coaching
  • A technology review and sales strategy analysis by Dell Technologies
  • An IP review by Pinsent Masons
  • Desk space
  • Mentoring
  • Webinars and networking events
  • An investment strategy review
  • Pitching opportunities.

Programmes start every April and October.

Professional and Business Services Sector Report

Read Parliament’s report which covers the current EU regulatory regime and existing frameworks for how trade is facilitated between countries in the Professional and Business Services sector.

LawTech Eagle Lab

Barclays in partnership with the Law Society has launched the LawTech Eagle Lab at Notting Hill Gate to help connect emerging LawTech innovation with major law firms to transform the legal industry.

The LawTech Eagle Lab  is looking for businesses that have a product or solution that has the potential to disrupt or be used in the legal or regulatory industry. Businesses must also have the potential to grow rapidly, be post-seed funded and open to collaboration.

In return, businesses will be able to benefit from mentoring and coaching, LawTech events, industry insight and connectivity with innovation, investment and corporate networks. In addition, the LawTech Eagle Lab will provide access to private office and co-working space in a post-accelerator environment.

 

Growth Hub Guide: How to Carry Out a SWOT Analysis

A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis is a useful tool for strategic business planning and decision making. This guide explains the benefits of carrying out a SWOT analysis and provides an overview of the SWOT analysis process.

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London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme

London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme provides tailored advice and support to grow your business. It will help you overcome many challenges at different stages in your businesses’ growth journey, as well as providing access to:

  • Experienced and commercially successful mentors
  • Local business support
  • Workshops and events
  • Corporate engagement.

This three-month programme is open to London-based firms with less than 250 employers and a turnover of less than £40 million. Eligible firms must be in the creative, financial and business services, tech, urban innovation and life sciences sectors.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Growth Hub Guide: Business Continuity Planning

Any business can experience a serious incident that prevents it from continuing its normal operations. This guide explains why you need a business continuity plan and what it should include.

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Go to Grow: The Mayor’s International Business Programme

The Mayor’s International Business Programme is a tailored business support programme for high-growth firms in London operating in four broad sectors: creative, finance, business services and tech, life sciences and urban innovation.

Over the course of the 12-month programme, you will receive the advice and support you need to make your business an international success. The programme provides:

  • One-to-one and one-to-many mentoring and ongoing guidance from entrepreneurs and business leaders.
  • Focused workshops and events that provide the opportunity to learn from expert advisers.
  • Exclusive connections to top corporates in London and internationally through our access to corporates initiative.
  • Live leads for specific business opportunities in North America, Europe, China and India.
  • The opportunity to join high-profile targeted trade missions led by our team of international business experts.
  • A dedicated Trade Manager who will be your main point of contact throughout your journey.

Eligible businesses must have between ten and 250 employees, be generating annual revenues of more than £1 million, and demonstrate steady growth with active projects domestically or internationally.

This project is part-funded  by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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A Growth Hub Guide to help with exporting

Government Support for Exporters
This guide outlines the different types of government support and funding available for new and established exporters. It explains where you can get local advice on trading internationally and the main support services for exporters. It also covers financial support for overseas trade visits, access to export finance and information about training courses for UK exporters.

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Business Advisers Marketplace

Enterprise Nation provides a searchable database of business advisers. The search facility can be filtered by the type of advice sought, business sector and business location. While the database is free to use, advisers may charge for their services.

 

 A Growth Hub Guide to help with starting a business

National Sources of Business Start-Up Support
There is a wide variety of national schemes that support new business startups. This guide provides information about the types of business start-up support available in the UK, including training, funding and one-to-one advice.

Office Workspace to Rent

Workspace provides office space to rent in a variety of locations and building types in London. Some offices have 24-hour access and CCTV. Workspace of varying sizes and types is available, including office, studio and workshop space.

 

 A Growth Hub Guide to help with renting business premises

How to Rent Business Premises
This guide sets out what to expect when renting business premises. It covers the renting process, lease agreements and the costs incurred when renting premises for the first time.