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Welcome to London's first Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Local, launched in partnership with the British Library. We are located on the ground floor of Leytonstone Library. We are steps away from the Leytonstone Central line station. The BIPC Local centre has business development resources, community workspace, and expert advice available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays).
All support is free for everyone at any stage of their business journey.
For free webinar and events:
Take the first step toward building your business by signing up to our Eventbrite page. This page will list our free workshops and webinars. Don't miss any of our great events, workshops and networking opportunities.
Get free tailored advice from our in house experts in the comfort of our business centre in Leytonstone or online.
How to access: Speak to Information Specialist, Amy Miller
How to access: Visit our Eventbrite page. Create an account and follow us to receive updates when we add new events and workshops.
This free monthly newsletter provides information about grants, networking events, and more to help you stay connected.
How to access: Use our subscription portal to sign up for the business newsletter.
Access world renowned information for free through COBRA with your library log in. Additional IBISWorld, Fame, and Beauhurst resources available.
Access to courses in accounting, finance, marketing, start ups, hiring apprentices, HR and much more.
How to access: Please check the ALS business course list for specific requirements and costs.
Waltham Forest Connected is an exciting in person and digital community committed Waltham Forest’s business community.
Whether you’re starting from scratch with an exciting idea, starting a small business, or growing into new markets, Waltham Forest Connected can offer you support.
This programme of free webinars and support sessions is back, designed to help you overcome obstacles and thrive in the current climate. We have been listening to you and updated our Reset. Restart programme so that you can continue to benefit from trusted advice and support, wherever you are. You’ll also get to meet and network with other like-minded small business owners whatever stage you’re at.
Access to an Entrepreneur Accelerator for growing businesses, an online Business Builder course, Women in Business network, free planning and growth guidance, and mentoring with local enterprise managers and via the Mentor Digital platform.
Our BIPC Local will run free workshops in collaboration with NatWest. Visit the NatWest website for access to their specialised programmes and mentoring. Events will be held through our Eventbrite page
A monthly email providing curated content of interest to business owners in Waltham Forest.
How to access: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating you wish to receive these emails.
A small group of talented local founders have been appointed to act as BIPC Local Ambassadors to keep the Council informed of challenges facing the local business community. Their success, enthusiasm and energy are vital components of the BIPC Local and the community. Click their business links for inspiration:
Naila Ahmad, Naila Ahmad London
Nevo Burrell, Nevo Concept
Patty and Ali Gurman, Sweet Paper Creations
Marjorie Price, Price Management Consultancy
JJ Khun, WIILMA
Our Council website is the portal to all the information you need to plan or grow your local business in Waltham Forest. There is helpful guidance around licensing (pavement, alcohol, food, etc.), planning permissions, commercial property and co working spaces for lease, and much more.
If you need assistance or for all other enquiries:
Pre-trading and start-up guidance, email@example.com
Business growth and recovery guidance, firstname.lastname@example.org