A series of free events for start-ups, businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs are being held as part of Start Up Business Week, including at Bromley Central Library.

The events are taking place from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March and include training sessions, seminars, competitions and mentoring events to inspire and support small business communities.

The lead event in Bromley will be a business panel with industry professionals in a discussion about running businesses in the post-pandemic world being held on Thursday 23 March at Bromley Central Library. Book your free place on this event and a host of informative sessions online.

This week’s events are connected to Start Up Bromley, an innovative scheme that offers business support for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs through Bromley’s libraries.

Martin Stone, Sector Libraries Manager for GLL, the charitable social enterprise behind Start Up Bromley, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer such a wide ranging programme, delivered by real experts in their fields alongside successful entrepreneurs who can share their personal experiences of business start up.  With sessions located across south London and some available as webinars, everyone should be able to access this wealth of information and benefit from it.”

Councillor Yvonne Bear, Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing said: “This is a great series of professional events that I’m sure will prove useful for the many entrepreneurs we have in the borough. Bromley has a strong business spirit and a long history of small businesses succeeding, and this success is greatly encouraged by initiatives like these that provide valuable and targeted support through our great library network.”

Start Up Bromley provides support to aspiring entrepreneurs and new businesses in Bromley and is operated through Bromley’s library service by GLL, on behalf of Bromley Council.

Start Up Bromley launched in May 2021 in an initial £120,000 initiative to provide support to local businesses through Bromley libraries, such as through providing business lounges and workshops to benefit new entrepreneurs, as well as offering business advice.

This year, the Business Week is being run in connection with Start Up Greenwich and Start Up Wandsworth, and the British Library through their Business and IP Centre services.

Find out more about Start Up Bromley and how to get involved.


For further press information

Carole Pendle on behalf of GLL,  www.gll.org,  07768462601

Published: 17th March 2023