South London Business works with leading local, national and international organisations to provide you with easy access to essential business information. You may find the following links useful:
Business Link is a national service that provides help and advice on all aspects of setting up and running a business. Operating in 45 local areas across England, Business Link can help you whether you’re thinking about starting a business or you’ve been in business for years; whether you're a sole trader or a business with 250 employees.
Business Link Knowledge Centre
British Standards Institute
Expertise in standards and quality management including product testing, CE marking, global trade inspection, environmental management, information security, and technical advice to exporters.
Croydon Marketing & Development
Responsible for marketing and promoting Croydon.
Customs & Excise
The government department responsible for collecting VAT and customs duties.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
A range of information for consumers, businesses, employees and "anyone interested in the world of work".
An educational charity, owned by the Engineering Industry. Their mission is to raise the level of skills in the British engineering industry to world-class standards.
Assistance for UK firms to secure overseas sales and investment directly.
Greater London Authority (GLA)
The GLA and London Development Authority promote London as a place for people and business.
News and information on tax and National Insurance matters in the United Kingdom.
Kingston Innovation Centre
Learning + Skills Council
London Development Agency (LDA)
Support for London's economic growth, both as a world business centre and as a balanced regional economy.
London Excellence is a membership organisation that provides services to London based organisations of all sizes and from all sectors. They are a regional partner of the British Quality Foundation and a member of the UK Excellence Federation (UKEF). Their vision is that "All organisations in London are recognised as performing to world-class excellence standards".
London Fashion Forum
The LFF is a non-profit-making limited company established to close the circle between designers and manufacturers.
London First and London First Centre
London First Centre is the inward investment agency for London.
Manufacturing Advisory Service
The London Manufacturing Advisory Service is part of a nationalwide DTI sponsored service, designed exclusively for manufacturers. It has one overriding objective: to create manufacturing success. In London it is run by Business Link for London and EEF South and is supported by the London Development Agency.
The Government Website
The easy route to government services and information over the Internet.
The Simpler Trade Procedures Board (SITPRO)
Help for business to trade more effectively through simplification of international trade processes and documentation.
The Year in Industry
The Year in Industry operates through a Charitable Trust and is dedicated to supporting British based industry through encouraging a significant number of bright, motivated and very able young men and women to consider graduate careers in industry. TYiI places more 800 students in over 300 UK companies.
Society of London Manufacturers (SOLOMAN)
An invaluable site for all London-based manufacturing and engineering companies
West London Business
The sub-regional development agency / Chamber of Commerce for West London
Young Enterprise UK
Launched in 1963, national education charity Young Enterprise runs 6 programmes for over 75,000 young people each year through the support of over 2000 businesses and over 11,500 volunteers. Its mission is to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.