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Camden LETS

For information send an SAE with two second class stamps and a contact telephone number or email address, or see information on website. The Local Exchange Trading System uses a local currency called ‘Locks’. Members receive a directory of services offered by other members.

Camden Society Employment and Learning Centre

Employment service for people with learning difficulties or mental health needs seeking training, work experience and employment. Help with job search and CVs. Catering skills training and supported employment at Flapjacks Cafe. Mailing and warehouse skills training at Mail Out. Horticulture and carpentry at Mill Lane Gardening Project. Other courses arranged according to individual needs.

Camden Town Unlimited

Business improvement district that represents over 300 Camden Town businesses, working towards making Camden Town a safer, cleaner, greener and more enjoyable place to work, do business, live in and visit.

Camden Women's Forum

This forum is run by Islington Chamber of Commerce from April 2011. Continues to offer women business owners the chance to network with like-minded people and learn about local business support resources and opportunities. Runs monthly free Women In Business Coffee clubs.

Centa Business Services

Small business support, information, advice, consultancy and training. Free advice for small firms and people wishing to start a business including finance, bookkeeping, marketing, e-commerce, legal requirements, insurance, management, manufacturing, new products, how to find premises, rates, tax and training. Office and workshop space for rent in Camden and meeting room and conference facilities.

Covent Garden Business Forum

Represents 300+ businesses in and around Covent Garden. Meets 2nd Tue of month 5.15pm. Contact: Muireann Leonard Telephone 020 7240 9731

Dress for Success London

Charity providing a range of services to women who have interviews for paid positions. Mainly provides interview appropriate clothing and self presentation advice. . Needs volunteers and women’s working clothing, accessories, shoes and bags in good condition. Sees women from every London borough and clients will need to be referred by their Job Centre Plus or Back to Work advisor

Hampstead NW3 Business Association

Voluntary, not-for-profit association working to improve the amenities, quality and profitability of trades, for the benefit of business and residents, while protecting the environment and promoting sustainability in all development

Information last updated 22 November 2016

National information

Companies House

If you’re starting up you’ll find information about your need to register your business, how to check if a name is available, when to file accounts, and lots more. All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. 

Federation of Small Business

The main organisation for small business in the UK, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust operates an Enterprise Programme providing money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an “A-Z of Young Businesses”, and a Business Finder. Useful resources and links. 

Setting up a business

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. An essential starting point. 

Shell LiveWire

Established in 1982, the Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) in the UK. The site contains lots of useful tools and links, including how to write a business plan. Registration allows access to more resources. 

UK Intellectual Property Office 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses forget about their intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office helps you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention, no matter how big or small, from trade marks to patents, designs to copyright.