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What We Do

What is Building Legacies?

Building Legacies is a fully funded enterprise growth and procurement support programme which provides tailored solutions for London-based SMMEs seeking competitive business advantage.

The programme, a partnership of private and public sector organisations, is a flagship local business growth and procurement support project jointly delivered by East London Business Place (ELBP) and Newham College of Further Education’s Centre for Innovation & Partnerships (CIPs).

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the purpose of this initiative is to deliver a sustained support programme tackling gaps in SMEs’ growth, innovation, contract-readiness and knowledge of procurement and supply-chain requirements.

How does it work?

Building Legacies has developed an innovative service for SMMEs, predominantly (but not exclusively) in construction, digital/creative and care-related sectors to enable them to become “fitter-to- supply”, providing tailored solutions through Workshops, Briefings, Master-classes, Toolkits, Networking, Meet the Buyer and Round Table events and 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring.

Building Legacies will be delivered by dedicated Business Growth Managers based at bespoke premises in the “Business Lab” in the heart of the Stratford Centre and at Canary Wharf, whilst providing operational outreach across London and with key partner organisations and venues such as the Barking Enterprise Centre.

The project will enable SMMEs to look at new and legacy market opportunities, locate new customer bases, and identify and capitalise on new opportunities to grow their business. SMMEs will also have access to a full programme of capacity-building seminars and workshops, and Meet the Buyer, Round Table and Supplier Showcase events.

Is there a charge?

This is a fully funded programme which means that there is no cost to register and receive support.

How do SMMEs get on the programme?

To take advantage of this business support programme, businesses must complete a registration form and return this to us. Download this here.

What happens once they are registered?

Businesses will be contacted by one of our Business Growth Managers who will carry out an intensive business needs evaluation in order to map out a bespoke structured and tailored business support plan to enable the business to grow. This may include 1-2-1 mentoring and coaching alongside a series of training workshops and events.

For more information;

Call: 020 7537 6480