Congratulations to Croydon Council for winning the FSB/London Councils “Best All Round Small Business Friendly Borough” award 2019!!
This year London Borough of Croydon was crowned the Best All Round Small Business Friendly Borough for successfully implementing wide-ranging policies to support and develop its local micro and small business community – which make up 93% of Croydon’s businesses.
These businesses have been supported by a number of council programmes following Croydon’s business-led Small Business Commission in 2017, which improved an already innovative business environment.
These have included the 2018 Croydon Means Business programme, which held 175 events and workshops with over 4,500 business delegates in attendance, Croydon Works, a free job brokerage that has placed more than 600 residents into work since September 2017 and the Croydon Enterprise Loan Fund, which gives local business access to finance.
Carol Squires, Economic Development Manager for the borough commented “I am pleased to be able to confirm that yesterday at the London Council/FSB Small Business Friendly Awards we won overall “Best Small Business Friendly Borough”, I say “we” but actually this was a Croydon Business Network collaborative – we could not deliver what we do without the help, support and expertise of all of our Croydon Business Network and I would like to thank you all for supporting us to be able to win the ward.”
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