The London Growth Hub Launches 'Meet the Buyer'

06 August 2018

Applications are now closed for all cohorts except the Clean Tech (from Smart Cities and Building Technologies sectors only) cohort which will remain open until mid-November 2018

The London Growth Hub, the LEAP’s online business support portal, has launched its brand-new ‘Meet the Buyer’ programme. Delivered by small business support provider, Enterprise Nation, the programme will run over the next 12 months, benefitting hundreds of London's small and medium sized businesses.

The programme will include mentoring from leading business figures and guidance on how SMEs can sell their products and services. Support will be provided across five sectors: fashion; beauty; food and drink; tech and digital; and cleantech.

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: "Making sales is one of the most important elements of running a successful business. But smaller firms can really struggle to get access to top buyers from larger brands – and indeed from government.

"This programme aims to provide smaller companies a platform to do exactly that, offering events with buyers with budgets, that are only open to the small business community. The reality is, buyers are genuinely interested in the quality, authenticity and innovation smaller firms can offer – and we know they are willing to strike deals.

"This is not just pie in the sky, this is happening – and small firms need to get a piece of the action."

Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business, said: "Over the last year, the London Growth Hub has developed a range of innovative projects to support London’s start-ups and SMEs. With the fantastic new ‘Meet the Buyer’ initiative, we’re aiming to help businesses access new markets so they have even more opportunities to grow. The programme will also add value by improving skills and helping companies win important contracts.”

Applications are closed for all cohorts except the Clean Tech (from Smart Cities and Building Technologies sectors only) cohort which will remain open until mid-November 2018.