Business advice

Businesses in Havering can rely on first class support.

This includes:

  • Advice on premises
  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Expansion
  • Tailored assistance with training and recruitment


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Business Development Team

The Business Development Team is the single point of contact for all businesses looking to expand or relocate to the Borough. We understand that relocating a business is a major undertaking, and there are many issues that need to be addressed. The team will provide a tailor-made service to meet specific requirements.

Anything you need to know from land and property choices to skills and labour force issues, the London Borough of Havering is the source of knowledge and expertise.

The team work in close partnership with professional service providers in the area to ensure you have easy access to information on all business matters including recruitment and training, grant initiatives, planning guidance, and banking. Our comprehensive network ensures we can deliver a strong infrastructure of support to your business. We are determined to see the area thrive and are dedicated to ensuring that businesses relocate and succeed in the area.

Firms already operating in Havering, or considering a Havering location, are supported by the team. Specialist services are provided for small firms and those starting in business.

Business start-up

A wide range of business services can be accessed conveniently and simply, through the Council in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Smith and others business support agencies.

There are regular networking events for the local business community, and a quarterly insert, Havering Business Focus within the Living Magazine - which provides useful information, guidance and advice on a range of issues and is sent to every business in the borough. This all helps to create climate of economic confidence, and to give Havering an invaluable competitive advantage.

Our aim is to provide information and assistance that will encourage development and investment.

This service is completely free of charge, for further information, please call 01708 432047.

Business funding

Useful web links