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Our previous offices at Lombard House in Purley Way were officially opened by Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London on 21 September 2007.
The text below is the Press Release that accompanied the event.
LONDON INNOVATION CENTRE
OPENS DOORS TO HIGH GROWTH BUSINESSES
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone made the keynote speech when The London Innovation Centre (LINNOC) opened its doors for business on 21st September 2007. Launched in December 2006, LINNOC was created to fulfil a London Development Agency (LDA) funded scheme to support innovative and creative businesses in south London boroughs.
Through its High Growth Network (HGN), LINNOC offers a range of services to help new and established businesses develop ideas, grow their businesses, find new markets, extend their range of products and become investor-ready. LINNOC is actively searching for high growth businesses which, with the professional help and support which the organisation offers, have the potential to achieve million-pound turnovers within three years – the period covered by the £1.2 million LDA support.
LINNOC is based at the newly refurbished, high-spec, Lombard House building on the Purley Way in Croydon, where offices that can accommodate all size of business have been specially designed to benefit physical tenants, enabling inter-action, nurturing discussion and the sharing of experience.
However, LINNOC is also able to offer its full range of support services to ‘virtual’ tenants of Lombard House across seven London Boroughs (Bromley, Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth), meaning that businesses that do not wish or need to take physical space, can still take advantage of its services.
The Mayor of London said: "London is experiencing an unprecedented time of growth and business development. To maintain its position as a world class city, it is services like the London Innovation Centre that are integral to providing the necessary support for new and established businesses. This centre will help the development of successful and sustainable creative and technology enterprises which will benefit the south London economy."
Sarah Winstone / Janet Burns
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