Networking and events
Networking is a proven way to build good relations with other businesses which can lead to referrals and new contracts.
The London Borough of Havering is passionate about seeing its local businesses thrive.
A key element in company expansion is mastering innovation which, simply defined, is about developing through market research a deep empathy with what customers are trying to do and using the resources at your disposal to help them do it faster, cheaper or better. That way, sales flow and new products materialise.
The Havering Innovation programme provides 1-2-1 support, workshops and advice, and will particularly appeal to:
- Companies in the sectors of logistics, construction and manufacturing
- looking to source new customers and company process
- willing to attend events, hosted in local venues, that may challenge your thinking!
Growth Support (GetSet for Growth)
GetSet for Growth brings high quality, professional resources to Havering businesses. Our supply chain, finance and marketing experts provide invaluable commercial insights and direction, drawn from first-hand experience, and from supporting thousands of ambitious businesses across the UK, to help you grow your bottom line.
We help you strengthen your business and marketing strategies in order to generate more money from more customers, and work with you to secure finance to invest in your growth.
The Havering Growth programme provides 1-2-1 support, workshops and advice, and will particularly appeal to:
- a young business looking to grow (pre-trade or trading for less than 6 years)
- a business employing less than 50 people, and with a turnover of less than £10m
- a business based in the borough of Havering
- a business owner who’s committed to getting the skills and gaining the knowledge needed to grow a business.
Enterprising Women’s Network
A network of like-minded women that aims to share experiences, empower and celebrate one another, and provide support that will enable women to have a stronger voice in our business community.
Our events are tailored to enable women to make connections whilst hearing from inspirational speakers.
Havering Business Network
The Havering Business Network provides a unique opportunity for the local business community to engage with the Members and Senior Officers from the Council.
By attending our networking session, businesses receive useful tools and advice from specialists and guest speakers, and are provided the opportunity to engage in business-to-business networking.
Business Support Seminars
The Council has partnered with Havering Chamber of Commerce and Pro-Actions Business Coaching to provided local businesses with free seminars on key business topics. Each seminar aims to support SME owners and managers to become better equipped in growing their business.
Havering Chamber of Commerce & Industry
We work closely with our local Chamber of Commerce & Industry to support our local business community.
Their mission is to promote a positive, balanced, vital economy and preserve those unique qualities that are good for business and make Havering a very special place in which to live and work.
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 of information as well as access to a range of free business support events.