"Being based in Havering is perfect. We have lower costs that
enable us to be very competitive plus a great entrepreneurial spirit.”

  Havering at a glance

The London Brough of Havering provides the perfect platform to help your business grow and prosper.
Here’s a snapshot of how.


Havering Council is committed to cultivating a strong business base to achieve employment growth and increased competitiveness.  There is a comprehensive programme of support for the local business community providing advice, seminars and networking opportunities; ultimately promoting economic growth across Havering.

Building Legacies

Building Legacies, a funded business support programme, helps SMEs to get contract-ready, whilst providing main contractors working in Havering and across east London with access to a growing and diverse talent-pool of local sub-contract trades.

The key focus is to assist SMEs to be in a position of robust ‘fitness-to-supply’ so they can meet the ever-increasing standards of local authorities, main contractors and developers.

In addition to working with SMEs to ensure they have all the right accreditations and policies which are typically required by larger buyers.  Building Legacies also undertake procurement training in group sessions and on a one-to-one basis, to ensure that businesses are fully aware of what it takes to both pre-qualify (via PQQ) and bid for contract and tender opportunities.

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For further information and to register on the Havering Construction Supply Chain Initiative please visit here

London Growth Hub

The London Growth hub brings together the capital’s vast business support offer into a single online resource.

The site also brings you closer to other businesses through our online forum and case studies that show how businesses like you have been supported to start up and grow.

It is easy and free to join the London Growth Hub community, just register your details and you will be able to access a personalised dashboard or information as well as access to a range of free business support events.

To find out more, or to register please click here


KEEP+ will be able to help your business achieve its goals for growth by helping you overcome barriers to innovation.

By partnering with Anglia Ruskin University, KEEP+ will provide your small to medium sized enterprise (SME) with a flexible programme that will help you innovate.  KEEP+ is designed to help your company:

  • develop new products or services
  • increase profitability
  • reduce costs
  • provide you with a stepping stone to larger-scale innovation opportunities
  • access graduate talent.

To find out more please click here

The Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF)

Are you a local SME looking to expand, and need a cash boost? This fund, which is aimed at growing SMEs within the 33 London boroughs, could help you grow your business.

To find out more please click here

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4N networking group meets every fortnight at Liberty Bell, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EN on Thursdays from 8.00 – 10.00am

BNI Evolution Chapter meets each Wednesday morning at Maylands Golf Club, Colchester Road, Harold Park RM3 0AZ from 7.00 – 8.30am

BNI Integrity Chapter meets each Thursday morning at Barking & Dagenham College, Dagenham Road, Romford RM7 0XU from 6.30 – 9.00am