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Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards

The Mayor of Lewisham business awards are an opportunity for local businesses to celebrate their successes and to increase their profile within the community. The awards are open to any business in the borough.

Winners will be able to use the Mayor of Lewisham Business award winner logo in promotion and the Council will promote award winners through its existing channels, such as this website, Lewisham Life and in local media.

Nominations can be made by the business themselves, or on behalf of the business by customers or suppliers or partners. Nominations can be made at any time.

All nominations will be considered by a judging panel that includes people from business and professional business advisers. The panel will meet three times a year.

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Appleyard Lees Growth Fund for UK Bioscience SMEs

The Appleyard Lees Growth Fund is designed to support those who are new to intellectual property (IP) or are developing a new business. The funding provider has recently extended the initiative to help life science, pharmaceutical and chemical start-up companies.

Applications are welcome from UK businesses that are new to IP or are developing a new business, including life science, pharmaceutical and chemical start-up companies. 

The programme has an annual budget of £50,000 to award in grants to businesses. The level of individual allocations is at the discretion of the funder.

Applications can be made at any time.

For more information and how to apply visit the Appleyard Lees website

Small business rate relief for Bexley Businesses

As a small business you may be entitled to small business rate relief.

If you are not already receiving this discount please visit www.bexley.gov.uk/nndr for further information on discounts and reliefs. Alternatively, email  bexley.nndr@secure.capita.co.uk to find out more.