Funding Hub

Help to grow your business

Whether you're starting or growing a business, we have the resources, expertise and connections to help you get it right.

Please see below a list of organisations that specialise in supporting businesses to boost their growth.


Brief background

Support on offer


Amazon Web Services Smart Business Hub

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centres globally.

  • Expert support in modernizing your business
  • Innovate, scale, and grow with the power of cloud computing.

Business Support Helpline

The government-funded Business Support helpline provides help with starting and running a business.

  • Help with tax
  • Help with exporting

Business Bank Accounts

Like an individual bank account with a business bank account, you can make deposits, withdrawals, make purchases and apply for a business overdraft. However, it is always best practice to keep the two separate, especially if you’re a sole trader to make completing your self-assessment easier and limited companies are required by law to have a business bank account.

  • Find a business account that suits your needs and also what documents you will need to open one.

Help to Grow: Management Scheme

The government's Help to Grow scheme is designed to help businesses develop new skills, reach more customers, and ultimately increase profits.


  • SME leadership 

London Business Hub: Recover & Grow

The London Business Hub is the Mayor of London one-stop shop for businesses, packed full of impartial, free advice on how to overcome immediate obstacles and achieve business goals.

  • Growing your customer base and managing clients
  • Access to free business support programmes, webinars and events.



Newable is a company which offers specialist funding solutions to UK-based SMEs providing, advice on growing a business.

  • It provides specialist funding solutions for renewable energy projects such as electric vehicle charging points, agricultural, composting and recycling equipment, LED lighting and solar PV (photovoltaic) systems.


Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is delivering an initiative called ‘qNomics’, in which third year and masters’ students from the School of Economics & Finance provide free financial advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs on the challenges that they are facing.

  • Business planning
  • Cash flow
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Financial advice and funding streams
  • Market research


VisitBritain/VisitEngland:  Business Advice Hub

As the national tourism agency – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitBritain/VisitEngland plays a unique role raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy.

  • Helping tourism businesses to grow
  • Offering practical tips, legal obligations and local support