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The Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre (SBREC) is the City of London Corporations's small business start-up support service, open to all small businesses through out the UK. You can get access to a range of specialist business information and market research. We also host a range of business support events and provide expert assistance to help you grow your business.

Business information

We are the only UK dedicated public service for business information offering in person and remote access to specialist business databases. The databases include start up guidance, information on market/industry data worldwide, plus national and international coverage for statistics, company data and business news.


Access some of our most sought after business information remotely with a SBREC membership.

Seminars, workshops and events

The Centre runs business support events with the aim to help new/existing businesses with online marketing, networking, social media, presentations and more. Get in touch if you would like to become a speaker.

Expert assistance

Our expert staff are here to help – so if you are a job-seeker; sole trader; start-up; micro-enterprise; entrepreneur; SME; charity; social enterprise or anyone who needs business information, we can help.

Venue for Hire

As well as business data the Centre is also an ideal location in the heart of the City for you to hire a room to run meetings or training sessions. The Centre has a few rooms available for hire including an IT training room.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, our event spaces have not found their new normal yet, we will update this space as soon as we have the go ahead!

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