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Date updated: 11/06/2024

Through our Destination City vision, we aim to create an environment that will attract major business occupiers and smaller firms alike that will cluster across the City, delivering the footfall that our hospitality, retail and leisure businesses need to thrive.

Our SME Strategy plays a key part of realising that vision — representing a significant step towards making the City of London the premier destination to start and grow a business.

The attached PDF reviews and renews the City of London’s offer to small business. It sets that offer in the context of the City Corporation’s wider ambitions for the Square Mile.

The Corporate Plan 2024-2029 identifies our ambition for the Square Mile to:

  • Be a Vibrant, Thriving Destination
  • Support Dynamic Economic Growth
  • Provide Excellent Services

This strategy seeks to support these ambitions, attracting businesses to a safe, supportive, and dynamic location.

It seeks to de-silo our operations, increase visibility and accessibility of our universal support offer to small businesses, and to develop a new, targeted support offer aimed at early growth companies and underrepresented founders.

Our commitment to small businesses is unwavering, and this strategy will ensure they have the support needed to thrive.

City Corporation's SME Strategy PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 10/06/24