Seeking local talent: tell us about YOU Click to get info
Local BIPC Ambassadors
A small group of local founders have been appointed to act as Local BIPC Ambassadors, to keep the Council informed of challenges facing the local business community. Their feedback will help to shape the methods of delivery and areas of support offered by the Local BIPC.
This dynamic group consists of Nevo Burrell from Nevo Concept, Naila Ahmad from London Cushions, Adrienne and Okan Aslan from Stone Mini Market, Patty and Ali Gurman from Sweet Paper Creations, and Marjorie Price from Price Management Consultancy.
Responding to the community
Our BIPC has an agile delivery model, allowing us to offer prompt support in response to the changing needs in our local business communities. This means we want to hear from YOU about:
- Practical workshops or courses you’d like us to arrange or signpost you to for your learning purposes
- Practical workshops or courses you might be able to deliver to upskill other people in our business community
Contact us to share your thoughts on either of the above points.
The F.O.R.E.S.T. Pathways framework for your business Click to get info
Business support can feel random or overwhelming at times because there is so much out there to learn. To help make your journey as a business owner a bit clearer, we are introducing an exciting framework called F.O.R.E.S.T. Pathways to enable you to track your progress.
We are seeking to create a F.O.R.E.S.T Pathways Working Group with 10 local businesses to help you use the framework to your utmost advantage and to test it. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining this group.
Local business networks and signposting to additional resources Click to get info
Add your business up to our local Waltham Forest Connected Business Directory to gain better visibility. You can also search for other businesses in the area by industry. Further business networks available can be viewed on our Council webpage.
Our BIPC offer is only one of many groups providing business support in London. To find extra free business advice, please visit our Council webpage here to see a list of recommended providers.
Business contacts: get in touch Click to get info
Depending on your enquiry, please visit the relevant webpage by searching on our Council website. There is helpful guidance around licensing (pavement, alcohol, food, etc.), planning permissions, commercial property and co-working spaces for lease, and much more.
Below are our key contacts for the BIPC.
Type of business enquiry
Pre-trading and early stage start-up guidance
Business growth and recovery guidance
Grants or funding available to businesses
These will be announced in the business newsletter. Please subscribe to stay informed.