Our experienced advisers offer support, advice, training and much more to existing businesses and anyone who wants to start one.
Advice and Information
Guidance for businesses in the borough during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL) is a free programme designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs gain the skills, information and know-how to build a viable business.
The complete business reference adviser (COBRA) is a free and extensive resource that’s perfect for anyone starting a business or running a small business.
Get financial support to hire a young person for six months.
Trading Times can match businesses in Lewisham with people over 50, single parents and family carers who are looking for part-time or flexible jobs.
We have a wide range of office, retail and commercial space to suit your company’s needs. Commercial properties owned by us are available to rent and buy through commercial estate agents.
Business rates are paid by those who occupy non-domestic properties to contribute to the cost of local services
Contracts for a wide variety of works, services and supplies are available for tender each year.
Find information about which activities require a licence and how to apply for one.
We aim to promote local businesses and to encourage people to shop locally.
We make sure that trading in the borough is fair for consumers, local traders and businesses.
Running a food business means that you have a responsibility to protect the health of your customers.
Health and safety covers safe working practices, accidents and their prevention.
The Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards are an opportunity for local businesses to celebrate their successes and to increase their profile within the community.
Information about our scheme to help local businesses win contracts and help developers, contractors and service providers fulfil their obligations.
As a Fairtrade Borough, Lewisham commits to supporting and using products with the Fairtrade Mark.
The Responsible Retailer campaign is an on-going joint effort between us, Lewisham Police and businesses to act responsibly when selling products to the public.
Find out about the London Living Wage and how you can claim a discount on your business rates when you become an accredited London Living Wage employer.
Together with borough partners, we run a highly successful apprenticeship programme, matching suitable candidates with available opportunities.