Business support and advice

If you’re looking for support and advice to start up or grow your business there are lots of organisations that can help you both locally and nationally. Many offer free advice services online or over the phone and run workshops, seminars and networking opportunities.

Local Business Support Programmes

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Successful Sutton Business Training Programme

Sutton Town Centre’s Business Improvement District, Successful Sutton, offers year-round training programmes and workshops for local businesses, including non-levy payers. Topics covered include starting a business, marketing, legal compliance and finance.

info@successfulsutton.co.uk

020 3282 7198

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Sutton Chamber of Commerce

Sutton Chamber of Commerce provides support and guidance to all local businesses, whether new or established. The Chamber offers hourlong specialist business advice clinics as well as access to finance support.

admin@suttonchamber.co.uk

020 8770 3173

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Sutton College

Sutton College’s ‘Learn to Earn’ scheme offers the chance for start-ups to showcase and sell their work and skills.

020 8770 5566

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Successful Mums

Support for women with part-time and flexible work or to start a business through workshops and one-to-one mentoring.

jane@successfulmums.co.uk

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Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses North Surrey Branch runs occasional seminars and offers financial benefits to its members.

01403 734257

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Sutton Community Farm

Farm Start is Sutton Community Farm’s Food Growing Business Incubator that seeks to support entrants into farming.

info@suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk

07722 156 097

40a Telegraph Track,Wallington, SM6 0SH

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Pop Up Sutton - The Entrepreneurs Space

A new programme that offers business support to start-ups and new entrepreneurs including tailored workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and networking. Entrepreneurs will also be given market space at the northern end of Sutton High Street to test out their business ideas.

opportunitysutton@sutton.gov.uk

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The HR Dept - Preventing People Problems

The HR Dept provides you with local, personal and professional HR services with up-to-date expertise whenever you require it without breaking the bank on an outsource basis.

info@hrdept.co.uk

National Business Support Initiatives

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

This government department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. They seek to support British businesses to increase productivity and compete anywhere in the world.

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London Enterprise Panel

The LEP provides a Business Growth Hub along with online and phone support to provide help with starting and running a business.

enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org

0300 456 3565

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Business Mentors

This site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. A search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and location.

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New Enterprise Allowance Scheme (NEA)

The NEA helps unemployed people to start their own business with both financial and business mentoring support.

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Department for International Trade

Expert international trade advice and practical support for UK-based companies who want to grow their business overseas.

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Innovate UK

Helps businesses develop new products and services and access technology.

Legal Advice

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Business Companion

Free and impartial legal guidance for businesses, including ‘Quick Guides’ on the legal requirements for what, where and how you sell.

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Carpenter & Co Solicitors

Local solicitors who provide 15-minute legal advice sessions at Wallington Library on Thursdays from 12.30pm to 1.15pm.

Book a session:

wallington.library@sutton.gov.uk