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Current Programmes

Go Business Support Programmes

Kingston Council and Kingston Chamber of Commerce bring you the new Go Business Support Programmes. These programmes were developed with the highest levels of experience, trust and expertise to support you in creating the future you want for yourself and your business. 

Are you thinking of setting up a new business? Do you want to know how to do this? Go Set-Up is the perfect programme for you.

Are you seeking to grow your business more quickly? Do you want to tap into business expertise? Are you seeking clarification of your goals? Go Growth is the programme to take you and your business forward.
These two support programmes are fully funded by Kingston Council, the UK Government’s Levelling Up investment and the Mayor of London, and will be delivered by Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Explore Your Business Potential

11th January 2024 - 15th February 2024 every Thursday for 6 weeks from 10am - 12pm
Where: Hook Centre, Hook Road, Chessington, KT1 1EU
Cost: Free
Focussing on building a mindset ready to start your business, you will discover: 

  • wellbeing
  • mindfulness
  • how to build your confidence
  • what your transferable skills are
  • a range of new business ideas or how to explore your business idea further
  • the GROW coaching model to identify what's holding you back
  • how to build your resilience ready to start your business
  • setting your next steps and developing an action plan ready to explore your business ideas further.  

How to enrol: email Kingston Adult Education at and an enrolment link will be sent to you.

Sign up to the the Kingston Green Business Community

A forum for businesses and organisations that are committed to reducing their environmental impact and would like to innovate and capitalise on opportunities created from transition to a green economy.

Find out more and sign up.

Kingston Business School's  Help to Grow Management course for business owners and leaders, through a 12-week, 90%-government funded course. 

Kingston Borough Business Awards

The 2024 awards will recognise the outstanding achievements, innovation, diligence, and remarkable impact of the local businesses, educational institutions, and social enterprises. 

Kingston Council is proud to be sponsoring the ‘Removing Barriers Champions Award’ - recognising those working to remove barriers to employment and work progression, adapting their employment practices to provide positive impacts. 

For full details, please visit dedicated website.

Local Business Support and Representative Organisations

Business Support Helpline

You can access help in starting or running a business through the Government-backed Business Support Helpline.

Telephone: 0800 998 1098


The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Last Modified: 27/11/2023 13:28:09