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SME-friendly London boroughs rewarded

The London boroughs of Camden, Merton and Greenwich saw off competition for more than 20 entries across 16 boroughs to be named winners of the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards 2014.

All three have supported start-ups and small businesses in the capital, as have the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Brent and Ealing, who were also celebrating after picking up highly commended awards.

Merton was named the Best All-Round Small Business Friendly Borough for a series of initiatives run with a number of partners including Merton Chamber of Commerce. The London Borough of Camden won Best Programme of Support for Small Businesses and the Royal Borough of Greenwich secured Best Place-Based Campaign to Support Local Trade for its Get on Board engagement campaign ahead of this September’s Tall Ships Festival.

The awards, in their second year, showcase projects and initiatives that have had a positive impact on London’s small business community.

“All the entries that we received for this year’s awards demonstrate how councils are working hard across the capital to spur on growth and create jobs by supporting local businesses,” said Councillor Claire Kober, London Councils’ Executive member for infrastructure and regeneration.

 “The winning projects were particularly impressive for their thoughtful and creative approach to promoting and developing small business growth,” she added.

The awards were run by London Councils and the London region of the Federation of Small Businesses.