Business support is here for the residents of Lewisham who either want to start a business, or grow their existing business.

The support is also available to non-Lewisham residents wishing to relocate their business to Lewisham. If you are looking for expert 1-to-1 business advice and/or loan finance to help you to start or grow your business, we can help you. We offer workshops, 1-to-1 business advice, and access to loan finance.


‘10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business’

If you only have a business idea and are unsure what to do next to progress it, then this workshop is for you – it will take you through the 10 key steps you need to consider when turning your idea into reality.

‘Business Start Up’

If you have just started your business or getting ready to start, but still have some questions about market research, business and financial planning, marketing or registering your business, then this intensive, 3 hr workshop is for you.

We run both workshops once a month. Check our Events page for the next available dates.

1-to-1 business advice

Talk to one of our dedicated and experienced business advisers who can work with you to create a business plan, apply for finance, or develop a growth strategy for your existing business.

Contact us to book an appointment.

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“The support I got from the London Small Business Centre and my adviser Lana Hersak was really useful. Especially the cash flow forecast, I’ve not done this before. Getting the numbers down and figuring them out was really helpful. I would absolutely recommend the service.” Vicky Skingley – Good Food Catford

Lewisham Enterprise Hubs – Dek

Affordable workspace (offices and coworking) combined with business support and access to finance. Accelerator programme is available for 12 businesses with high growth potential every year.

Find out more about Dek Catford and Dek Ladywell here.

Support for construction businesses

The London Borough of Lewisham is fully committed to supporting and developing local businesses to grow and win more work, and to awarding contracts locally.  As part of this commitment the Council is working in partnership with London Small Business Centre to help Construction SMEs to access more work opportunities in Lewisham as well as in surrounding boroughs.

If you need help in getting on to supply chain and winning tenders, we have 1-to-1 consultancy to make sure you have everything in place to win tenders.

Eligibility Criteria

You need to be:

Lewisham resident or a Lewisham-based business / Dek member or a non-Lewisham resident or business relocating to Lewisham

We review any application on its merits; however we do have a general eligibility which must also be met.

How to apply

To find out more about the Lewisham Business Advisory Service, contact us today on 08456 099 991 or email

Tell us more about you and your business and find out if you qualify.  A member of our team will meet with you to discuss your needs and to confirm your eligibility.

This programme is funded by the London Borough of Lewisham, and delivered by London Small Business Centre, part of the Nwes Group.

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Interested in finding out more?

Speak to a member of the Nwes team today for more information.

General Enquiries: 08456 099991

Property Enquiries: 08454 374465

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