Chamber Resources

The Chamber Directory is the business engine for South East London.

Holding searchable information about all the companies in our Chamber network, this directory is a fantastic resource for finding new suppliers, customers and partnerships.

The Chamber Directory encourages inward investment and underpins local prosperity, employment and growth. Local authorities and members use the Directory to search for suppliers in their locality.

All our member businesses have a free profile listing in the directory, helping you promote your services to new customers and clients.

Make sure you are part of this trusted network of local businesses.

Local Initiatives

Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards

The Mayor of Lewisham business awards is 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.

Useful Links

As well as connecting local businesses, we work closely with a number of key local and regional organisations, including the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Lewisham and Royal Greenwich, on strategic issues such as transport, the environment, skills and the economy.

We are represented on each of the four Local Strategic Partnerships.

Our job is also to signpost businesses to other sources of support and advice.

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