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Havering Council shortlisted for business award

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 March 2017

Havering Town Hall.

Havering Town Hall.

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Havering Council has been shortlisted for an award for being the best all round small business-friendly borough in London.

Cllr Jason Frost, deputy lead member for economic development, said he was delighted with the news and hopes the council can take home the prize at the London Councils’ 2017 Small Business-Friendly Borough Awards.

“It demonstrates the ongoing commitment the council has to supporting our local businesses,” said Cllr Frost. “Havering has a great entrepreneurial spirit and I know officers are doing all they can to nurture and develop that.”

There are more than 10,000 companies in the borough and 94 per cent are ranked as micro businesses. Cllr Frost points to the creation of affordable places to work as an example of the council’s support of smaller companies.

“A particularly exciting development over the last year has been the establishment of affordable workspace for new businesses at The Retailery in Romford’s Market Place, The Workary at Rainham Library, and the CEME Launchpad.

“I’m confident that these workspaces will help maintain our borough’s position as the UK’s start-up capital.”

Havering Council will find out if it has won the award on Thursday, March 30, at a ceremony at the Kingsway Hall Hotel, Bloomsbury.

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