Business support for Lewisham residents who either want to start a business or want to grow their existing business. Also for non-Lewisham residents who wish to relocate their business to Lewisham.


This programme is funded by the London Borough of Lewisham  Lewish square cmyk-hires


“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.


One-to-One 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.

Register to book an appointment




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.


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 one-to-one consultancy to make sure you have everything in place to win tenders.


You need to be:

  • Lewisham resident or a Lewisham-based business/Dek member


  • Non-Lewisham resident or business, but relocating into Lewisham

How to Apply

Tell us more about you and your business and find out if you qualify.

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