Information to start and grow your business

Start your business in Heathrow, Hayes, Southall and UxbridgeBusiness StartupAs the industry-leader, Business Startup is free for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding a business. Visit their website for advice, opportunities, and much more.

The Business Show 2016: The Business Show (17 & 18 November 2016) is where businesses like yours find the next gear. It's free to attend and offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy

Hillingdon Small Business Support: One-to-one business mentoring for start-ups and SMEs in and around Hillingdon area. 

Funding assistance

Start-Up Loans: Control your own future with a start-up loan that comes with advice and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs. 

Growth Vouchers: Launched in Jan 2014, businesses can now access Growth Vouchers to part fund any advice, training and support they need. 

How to take up Growth Vouchers

Step 1 - Select the area of business you want help and support in and fill out the simple online form.

Step 2  - From a supplied list, simply select the business adviser you want to use and contact them. They will take forward your application.   

For more information, please contact Martin Blandy, HBS Manager, on 01895 471010 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Useful links

London Borough of Hillingdon: Useful information for business support and advice from the local council. 

Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce: Local chamber of commerce supporting business growth.

Business Link: The government's online resource for businesses. It contains essential information, support and services for you and your business.

Harrow in Business: One of the UK's most successful advice centres for small and medium sized businesses.

GLE Group: A leading provider of services, products and investment in finance for business, enterprise development, business accommodation and consultancy services.

Angels Den: Raise funding from Angel Investors quickly and easily.

StartUp Britain: A national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

StartUps: Save money and avoid costly mistakes with this resource filled website.

Business is great: Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business. 

Digital Business Academy: Learn all the skills you need to start, run or join a business.

Dreamstake: Partner up with service and workspace providers to give you special start up deals.

City Enterprise Service: A free walk in centre offering legal and business advice by Law students at the City Law School of City University supervised by local professionals and start up owners.

The British Library Business & IP Centre: Launched in March 2006 and supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. 

Downloadable documents

HBS Business Plan

HBS Cash Flow Forecast.