Support for businesses

E Business Support

In partnership with Our Newham Business & Enterprise, Newham College has launched a new programme that will support 550 SMEs in the borough to capitalise on emerging digital and e-commerce technologies to drive their long-term growth.

Called the Local London E-business Support Programme, it provides a menu of support and training to develop skills and knowledge of digital technology and applications across all sectors including:   e-commerce; digital business tools, online marketing and trading, social media, establishing a strong online presence, e-tendering and crowdfunding, and cyber security and data protection.

Who it’s for

SMEs (with under 250 employees) trading for over 6 months located in the London Borough of Newham.

What you can get

A dedicated business advisor and digital specialists, together with workshops and training, to help with the digital transformation of your business to:

  • free support for 550 SMEs
  • free digital upskilling for 1,125 SME staff
  • free business support activities, including access to specialist workshops, one-to-one support, mentoring
  • increased sales and productivity for these businesses.
  • increase productivity and efficiency and save time
  • enhance your digital and online presence
  • maximise your use of social media
  • increase sales to grow your business
  • manage increased digital risk through improved security and back-up systems
  • improve your customer service and systems
  • improve internal and external communication
  • upskill your workforce

E Business will be holding the following workshops:

Workshop Date & Time Location
National Apprenticeship Week - Employer drop-in session

Monday 5 February


Our Newham

112 - 118 The Grove London E15 1NS

Go and Grow Online with LinkedIn

Friday 9 February

11:00 - 13:00

Xero Fundamentals workshop

Monday 12 February


Our Newham

112 - 118 The Grove London E15 1NS

Strategic Sales Workshop at CEME

Tuesday 20 February



Marsh Wy, Rainham RM13 8EU

Introduction to Your Digital Transformation

Wednesday 28 February


Expressway London

1 Dock Road, London E16 1AH

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Tuesday 5 March

11:00 - 13:00

Business Strategy Workshop

Thursday 14 March

11:00 - 13:00


Marsh Wy, Rainham RM13 8EU

If you’re interested in any of the workshops above, please click on the link in the title alternatively to join the e-Business programme please contact us at

Case Study

Since the launch of the programme we have provided E-Business support to a number of businesses in Newham. Take a look at our case study for Law Lane, Stratford (PDF) to learn how they have benefited.

If you have been trading for a minimum of six months, please contact us at to register your interest in joining the programme and include the following details: your name, the business name, contact details including email, telephone number and a brief description of what your business does and how this training will support your growth.

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