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London’s Business Advisers

Our team of Business Advisers have a wealth of experience in supporting London’s business community through bad times as well as good.

All of our Business Advisers have been in business themselves so understand the practical and emotional challenges of being the boss. It goes without saying that their knowledge and experience in areas such as strategy, business planning and finance, and marketing is exceptional.

The challenge now is for the team to advise you on how to bring your business back on track, meet future challenges and make it the object of your original vision.

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You may book an initial session with an adviser where you will register for the service and have an exploratory discussion about where you are now and where you want to be. A plan of action may then be discussed in order to help you focus on what counts. Click here to book your initial session. Please note that the advisers each represent certain London boroughs so please check which borough they cover before making your booking.

If you would like an answer to a question relating to the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on your business and the support available at this time, then please contact our COVID-19 business advice helpline here.

If you are a business operating within the construction industry you can book a session with an adviser from the Mayor’s Construction Academy here.

We also have a series of webinars which you can find on the Business Help Series page.

Are you eligible for our service?

If your business has not yet started trading, please join our business start-up programme, Start Up Step Up London.

Raj Tandon

Raj Tandon is our adviser in residence at our Hammersmith office and advises businesses based in the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon, Hounslow and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Raj is an experienced entrepreneur and business adviser who works with clients to help them identify challenges and develop solutions to outsmart the competition and help achieve desired objectives. Raj’s strengths are in business strategy and development, sales and marketing and his collaborative way of working with clients means that they are better placed to move their businesses forward based on his advice.

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Patricia Ashford

Patricia Ashford is our adviser in residence at our Tottenham office and advises businesses based in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow, Islington, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Patricia possesses extensive experience with businesses and social enterprises at all stages of development. Her experience of working with local authorities on regeneration projects is an invaluable asset for businesses where local issues may be creating barriers for growth.

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Kenny Finni

Kenny Finni is our adviser in residence at our Woolwich office and advises businesses across the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Boroughs of Havering, Bexley, Lewisham, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

Kenny is highly experienced in helping businesses fast track progress and achieve growth. His own business experience helps him to identify areas where clients may become more productive. Kenny guides businesses to minimise risks, develop business plans, find sources of funding, implement cost-reductions and identify value-add opportunities.

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Simon Paul

Simon Paul is our adviser in residence at our Vauxhall office and advises businesses in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, and in the City of Westminster.

Simon's ability to simplify the most complex of issues enables him to get straight to the heart of clients' needs and find appropriate solutions that work. With extensive experience and knowledge across sectors and the general business environment, Simon advises clients as far as possible so that they learn and become more able to see and make the most of potential opportunities in the future.

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Sheriff Alabi

Sheriff Alabi is our adviser in residence at our Croydon office and advises businesses across the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Merton, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Sutton.

Sheriff's approach helps clients to achieve their desired outcomes, as well as in identifying and tapping into new business opportunities and achieving growth. His ability to recognise opportunities for clients to diversify and develop new income streams is highly valued by his clients.

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Vivienne Scantlebury

Vivienne Scantlebury provides additional support for the regular team across all locations but is the first point of call for businesses in the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth, and in the City of London.

Vivienne uses her knowledge and experience in marketing, financial planning, and business strategy alongside a collaborative approach with clients in order to advise them as to how best to achieve measurable outcomes. Her people focused approach in turn helps clients to focus on the task in hand leading to successful outcomes.

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If you are experiencing any technical issues or have a query relating to your booking please contact us at bookings@growthhub.london.

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  • Contact the Government Business Support Helpline

If you are a business looking for support and would like to speak to an adviser please contact the Government’s Business Support Helpline. Backed by the UK Government, the Business Support Helpline provides free, impartial business support and signposting services to businesses in England.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm

Give them a call today on:

0800 998 1098

Alternatively, you can also talk to a representative using live webchat.

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