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partners in London Innovation Centre

We seek to partner with as many organisations as possible to increase the resource pool available to our clients and reduce the duplication of service provision in the public-funded sector.

Our main partners are the London Development Agency (LDA) the Mayor's agency responsible for driving London's sustainable economic growth.

We also have partnership arrangements with Business Link London, Oracle, Briffa, Lawrence Graham and the British Library Business & IP Centre.

London Development Agency

The LDA seeks to ensure that London remains a global success story by working with partners from industry, public and voluntary sectors to deliver programmes that regenerate London, support its people, encourage business and market London as a place to visit, live or invest in.

Unlocking London’s knowledge assets through innovation are the key to successfully securing growth for all London’s businesses and boosting our economy. There is a strong evidence base to suggest that business can increase productivity through uptake of innovation.

The LDA focus on securing this objective by intervening to change business behaviour to embrace innovation (the successful exploitation of new ideas incorporating new technologies, design and best practice) and is the key business process that enables London’s businesses to raise business productivity and compete effectively in the global environment.

The provision of innovation centres for businesses to grow along with access to finance including seed funds & grants to support innovative business practices and assistance for businesses carrying out knowledge transfer from our world class HEI knowledge base, is an LDA initiative delivered through London Innovation.


Briffa is an award winning firm of solicitors based in London specialising in the business and law concerning a wide variety of industry sectors and in particular those who value their intangible assets - their intellectual property. Whatever the business, be it design, technology, entertainment, software development, publishing or internet, Briffa can help you add value to it so that you reap the rewards of the investment you have made in its creativity.

Lawrence Graham

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Lawrence Graham LLP provide legal support to start-ups and SME's in technology and knowledge based industry sectors. We offer a broad range of legal expertise with particular skills and specialist knowledge.

We are keen to establish early collaborative relationships with client businesses so that we have a clear understanding of their operations and strategies and can give advice that is both legally correct and makes commercial sense for them.

We are always available for quick advice or general reviews at any stage of business development as well as undertaking specific projects and transactions.

The areas we commonly get involved in include:

• Company formations
• Seed capital and other investment agreements
• Business plans and presentations
• Terms of business
• Confidentiality agreements
• Copyright protection
• Registration of patent, trade marks and domain names
• Sales and marketing contracts
• Employment contracts
• Share option schemes
• Property and equipment leases
• Contracts with customers and suppliers
• Shareholders agreements
• Joint ventures and other collaborations
• Software development and licensing
• Websites and other on-line and electronic business matters
• Project structures
• Commercial agreements

Our costs are competitive, with fixed fees for scoped work, and always agreed in advance.

You can find out more about us from our website at or by contacting Jonathan Riley, Vanessa de Froberville or Hannah Rigby

t 020 7759 6540

t 020 7759 6887

t 020 7759 6520

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Business Link London


Whether you are already running a business or planning to start one, Business Link London can help you achieve more.


We offer one-stop access to the appropriate information, services and best business support available in London.


Our aim is to help you run your business better and be more profitable. To obtain the expertise you need to make your business go places, make Business Link London your first port of call.


With Business Link London, you can enjoy open access to the Capital’s most  comprehensive business resource and find all the information you need to start up, run or grow a business. It’s free and impartial and available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.


Visit, call our dedicated enquiry line on 0845 6000 787 or come to one of our events and find out how Business Link London can help your business.

Practical business information 24/7


Register with our new website,, and get access to a wealth of tools, guides and organisers which you can personalise and come back to, again and again.


  • receive personalised alerts relevant to your business

  • save searches and guides for quick and easy access

  • build your own library of business information

  • subscribe to our monthly newsletter full of capital

  • business news

  • access to many more partner sites and organisations.

Over 60 interactive tools including:

  • a directory of grant and support schemes

  • information on relevant business licences and regulations

  • which finance is right for your business

  • guidance on how to manage your employees

  • marketing best practice.

….and many more…..


Free Business Review


You can access our business review service either face to face or online at your leisure to get a clearer understanding of how your business is doing. The reviews enable you to:


  • check your business performance

  • identify issues and opportunities for your business

  • assess your entrepreneurial skills

  • access relevant tools and resources.

The online review takes just 10 minutes to complete – and you may be surprised by the results!

You will end up with an action plan which you can put into practice, either working on your own or with one of our experienced Client Service Managers.

To complete your Online Business Review visit

Or, to arrange your face to face review with one of our Client Service Managers just call 0845 6000 787.

Business Development


Business Link London will work with you to help you put your plans into action by connecting you with the most appropriate private or public sector supplier. Our in depth understanding of the London business market, together with our local knowledge and presence means that we can provide you with the information you need to improve your business.

We understand that success in business does not happen overnight and will work with you as you develop your business to achieve more.

Business Events


Every month, we run an extensive range of events brought to you at no cost to your business. Top class speakers bring you the latest business thinking and offer a range of topics to meet your particular business issues. Events include:


  • marketing masterclasses

  • complete start up courses

  • networking events

  • regional community events with key partner organisations.


To find out more visit or call our events' hotline on 0845 60 23 709.

To access all the information available at Business Link London visit, call our dedicated enquiry line on 0845 6000 787 or attend a local event.



 british library business & ip Centre

The Centre offers free access to the UK's most comprehensive collection of business and intellectual property databases and publications, including general startup advice, information on funding sources, market research, company data, business news and information on patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright.  

Anyone can use the British Library,  all you need is a Reader Pass.  

They also offer:

  • Advice sessions with experts
  • Workshops & events run by our in-house team and partners
  • E-courses on intellectual property
  • Live webcasts of previous events

British Library Business & IP Centre




Oracle believes that established businesses have a role to play in nurturing start-ups and entrepreneurs. The Emerging Partner Programme  to give practical support to emerging businesses taking innovative ideas to market. To find out more visit:



London Innovation Centre is a trading name of London Innovation Centre Consultants Limited. Registered in England under no. 06799734. Registered office: Green Shutters, Woodland Avenue, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7HU