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66 DOING BUSINESS South London Doing Business... in South London Doing business ‘South of the River’? Need to be pointed in the right direction for training or funding your business. Here is your guide to the main organisations offering business advice, support and training for new or existing small to mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) in South London: South London Business South London Business is a business-led public/private partnership that promotes the economic development of South London. It operates as both a strategic and operational body that represents and promotes South London’s business interests by lobbying central, regional and local government on issues such as skills and workforce development, promotes South London as an excellent investment opportunity, and actively encourages the retention and prosperity of existing South London businesses. It is a joint venture between the South London Economic Development Alliance and the South London Chamber of Commerce. South London Biz Southlondon.biz is a source of local expertise for a ll those wanting to set up in business or already running a small business in the boroughs of Kingston Upon Thames, Merton and Richmond. Services include information, advice, support, consultancy services, business-to-business networking and training. South London Biz 5th Floor, Tuition House, St George’s Road Wimbledon, London SW19 4EU Tel: 020 8947 0055 Email: info@southlondon.biz Additionally, the following boroughs have their own Chamber of Commerce: Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Bexley, Lewisham, Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Richmond, Wandsworth. Contact the relevant Chamber for further information and advice. South London Business 7th Floor, Cygnet House, 12-14 Sydenham Road Croydon, CR9 2ET Tel: 020 8666 0221 Email: info@southlondonbusiness.co.uk engage | uk ISSUE THREE 2007