Business networking and partnerships
Business networking in the Borough (including Hainault Business Park)
Networking is a great way to enhance your contacts and for you to form new relations with other businesses in the area.
|Business networking groups operating in Redbridge|
|Redbridge Chamber of Commerce||
The Redbridge Chamber of Commerce provides businesses with recognised status within the community, opens gateways for networking and provides information on business opportunities and legislation.
|Business partnerships||Business partnerships cover the major shopping areas of the Borough and Hainault Business Park, each focusing on sustaining and making their local environments attractive, welcoming, safe and accessible. Each year, many of the town centre partnerships organise events and festivals in their areas celebrating major dates in the calendar such as Eid, Diwali and Christmas, as well as special shopping and entertainment events.|
|Federation of Small Businesses||If you are a Small to Medium Business Enterprise (SME), the Federation of Small Businesses will help you to promote and protect your business interests.|
|BNI (Business Networking)||The BNI is a business networking referral organisation. The BNI allows only 1 representative from each trade or profession to join any BNI group.|
|London and Partners||The Mayor of London's Foreign and Domestic inward investment agency London and Partners can help your company set up and expand in Europe’s business capital.|
Business partnerships in the Borough (including Hainault Business Park)
|Hainault BID Ltd||
Chris Wyles, Chairman of Hainault Business Park
|Ilford BID Ltd||Cyril Bekoe, Ilford BID Manager|
|Manford Way||David Johnson, Lloyds Pharmacy|
|Seven Kings||Satdev Kumar, Hanson’s Estates|
Business Improvement Districts BIDs
A BID is formed through a ballot among businesses within a defined geographic area. Since 2005, over 160 UK BIDs have been formed, mainly in town and city centres. In Mary Portas' report to government on the state of Britain’s High Streets, she identified BIDs as key players in the transformation of those places in which they operate. In their first terms, both Hainault and Ilford BIDs delivered over £3 million of investment into their respective areas improving safety, promotion and creating more welcoming and vibrant environments.