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Support and advice for businesses

Support for Businesses

This page outlines practical support available for businesses and workers.

For COVID-19 specific information, please head to our COVID-19 Support and advice for businesses and Business Grants pages. 

Business updates newsletter

Sign up for Business updates newsletter to receive business briefings by email, or view all previous issues. You can also view our Keep Kingston Safe toolkit for businesses, where we have complied information and guidance to help you understand how you can prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as posters, graphics and materials you can use to help spread the message of how to Keep Kingston Safe.

Current Programmes

Our Stronger Business Programme is for you if you’re facing challenges that might be related to the cost of living or doing businesses, impacting revenue or your ability to sustain business or grow.  One-to-one sessions tailored for your businesses will provide a sounding board to help you think through the problems, address bottlenecks and provide tools and guidance you need. Spaces are free but limited in number - find out more and register

The Booster+ programme in collaboration with Kingston Chamber of Commerce is borough businesses and sole traders that are committed to growing their business. The programme consists of eight consecutive weekly sessions with expert speakers covering topics such as cash flow, well-being resilience, HR/contracts, and digital marketing, alongside peer-to-peer personalised learning and problem-solving in a relaxed environment. The program is designed for a maximum of eight people per session. Please email or  learn more.

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

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: 25/04/2023 10:02:43