The Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) launched in May 2019 and is made up of two funding streams; equity or debt finance. Debt finance The FSE Group supports new and established small to medium enterprises that are investing in one of the 33 London Boroughs. The Fund typically provides debt loans of between £100,000 to […]
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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 […]
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. […]
Supported by Mayor of London, London Fashion Fund is looking to build a portfolio of diverse, forward thinking & high-growth start-ups that will help shape the future of the fashion industry. It aims to enhance pathways for businesses to access complementary finance, follow-on funding and support. It offers £25,000 – £50,000 convertible loans. Deadline for […]
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 […]
Accelerator Academy is a 12-week programme to prepare ambitious start ups for growth and investment through training, mentoring and access to capital. It is focused on early-stage and high-growth-potential firms in the tech, media and telecom sectors. Participants receive 150 hours of training, mentoring and support, as well as free workspace for the duration of […]
Abbey Road Red is Europe’s first music tech incubator and was set up to support early-stage businesses that will develop new universally adopted technologies for the music industry. Participants benefit from a bespoke programme of support tailored to the needs of their startup. Support includes access to music and tech expertise, mentoring, a platform for […]
The Cultural Impact Development Fund is a £3.7 million fund that provides small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts, creative and cultural organisations. It provides funding to organisations that benefit the lives of individuals, communities and society through their work. Loans of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available and repayable over up to five years. There […]
Digital Catapult supports the early adoption of advanced digital technologies and helps to bridge the gap between businesses, academics and corporations. It works in a number of ways including: Helping businesses to increase the adoption of advanced digital technologies Connecting investors with early-stage businesses that are working on technology solutions with commercial potential in the […]
Creative Works supports the Big Creative Education apprenticeship programme, which provides hardworking apprentices to media and music companies across London. Creative Works is offering a free desk to tenants that take on a creative apprentice. Growth Hub Guide: How to Conduct a Job Interview This guide explains how to prepare for and conduct job […]
SheSays provides free mentorship and events for women in the creative industries. For further information about events taking place in London, please click here. Growth Hub Guide: How to Network Networking is a good opportunity to meet potential clients, suppliers and business partners. This guide outlines the various types of business networks that are […]
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Creative Works offers workspace to help businesses grow and expand their horizons. Flexible terms and tailored packages are available, and start ups and small businesses can access co-working space, offices, drop-in space and work bays. Growth Hub Guide: An Introduction to Managed Workspace Managed workspace can provide business premises at an affordable rate for […]
Talent Incubator is a free programme of support for start up and early-stage creative businesses who have an innovative business idea ready to launch. Successful applicants will receive dedicated desk space, access to cutting edge media and tech equipment, digital training, masterclasses, one-to-one mentoring and business support. Participants will also have the chance to meet […]
The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) is a start-up accelerator and co-working space full of hardware, digital, design and business talent. It provides specialist facilities, knowledge and networks to grow product-based businesses, including connected products, robotics, wearables and the Internet of Things. The Dynamic Accelerator at CRL is a six-month accelerator programme designed to address the […]
Creativity drives successful innovation and we can offer businesses access to world-class research in the arts, design, fashion and media. UAL has experience of conducting collaborative research and innovation activities with a broad spectrum of global partners from a range of industry sectors. We believe that successful innovation comes from taking a human-centred and values-based […]
Join our network of friends and partners to support the future of our creative industries. Sponsorships offer a valuable link between students and businesses that share our passion for innovation and creativity. By sponsoring an event, project or a scholarship you are providing vital financial support for our students as well as benefiting through PR […]
London College of Fashion offers over 120 short courses for fashion businesses. Courses cover topics such as sewing skills, consumer psychology, styling and fashion business. 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. […]