Business support and advice

Wandsworth is set on the south bank of the River Thames. It is London's ninth biggest borough in terms of population and the third biggest 'inner' London borough, in terms of geographical area. A mid-2016 population estimate for the borough was 318,100. Of any London borough, Wandsworth has the lowest rate of unemployment (2017), as well as the second lowest rate of low-paid local employees.

Further information, such as mid-year population estimate data, future population trends and projections, the borough's employment and business statistics and more can be obtained from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Greater London Authority (GLA) and London Datastore.

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Your business

The City Business Library and the British Library Business and IP Centre offer a wide range of face to face advice sessions as well as workshop and events to help you with everything from writing a perfect business plan, to funding advice. They also have a number of business guides which you can get access to free when visiting the BIPC. 

GOV.UK has lots of information including a good step-by-step guide to starting a business

The Government-backed Business Support Helpline offers advice and guidance to new and existing businesses. It has information on national and local schemes, grants and loans to help companies start and grow. For more information email

Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce

Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce is a network of local business people who come together to further business interests in the borough.

Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank 

The Supply Nine Elms 3 programme was launched in February 2017.

The aim of the current phase is to help local SMEs access construction and post-construction opportunities arising from the huge amount of property development and regeneration in the Nine Elms area, as well as elsewhere in Wandsworth. Over the past year it has helped local businesses in Lambeth and Wandsworth to win nearly £14 million of new work.

Independent shops listing 

Specialist independent shops directory