Bromley Business Hub – the online one-stop shop

Published Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Businesses in Bromley can now take advantage of a new online business hub launched by the council which will provide plenty of support, advice, training and business-focused events.

The hub’s primary function will be a one-stop shop for existing and new local businesses for up-to-date information to help them get started and grow. It will also provide a directory service for local residents and potential investors. Additionally, businesses may benefit from signposting from the hub to other key business support services such as Start Up Bromley, which will improve coordination between these support service providers in Bromley.

Among its features, the hub will include a free recruitment database for local businesses to advertise their recruitment needs and a free directory for small local businesses, sole traders and skilled, self-employed residents to advertise their services and skills to local residents as well as to other businesses.

An events calendar will provide links to webinars, training or live events relevant to local businesses and there will be links to local business support organisations and Business Improvement Districts’ (BIDs) websites, as well as a business blog to update on the latest developments and news for the business community. Other support content will be available such as training on business topics of interest to the local business community.

Potential investors in the local economy will be interested in the website, which includes local information and demographic data, explaining why it makes good business sense to set up in the London Borough of Bromley.

Councillor Peter Morgan, Chairman of the Bromley Economic Partnership and Executive Member for Renewal, Recreation and Housing said: “This is an exciting online development that brings together so much information for our local businesses all in one place and builds on the work we have already done in the past and during the pandemic to ensure Bromley is open for business.  We have been liaising with key partners and interested groups to develop this resource and the training and development section is a key result of this consultation. We want to make sure that this resource offers what our local businesses and potential new businesses require to thrive in Bromley as part of our Economic Development Strategy.”

Councillor Morgan continued, “We trust that business leaders will find this useful to develop and grow their businesses in the borough, benefiting the local economy and further enhancing our vibrant high street and job opportunities. We are extremely proud of the many businesses that operate throughout the borough and we want them to continue to thrive.”

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You can find the link to the website at: www.bromleybusinesshub.org.