Supporting business and encouraging enterprise

We want to support stable levels of economic growth and employment by creating and maintaining an attractive and vibrant business environment in the borough.


Business and Enterprise

The Royal Borough's economy is characterised by the number of small and unique businesses, with over three quarters of businesses employing fewer than five employees and only 2 per cent employing more than 50. However, we are also home to some flagship business brands and renowned commercial centres.

These pages include information on doing business in the borough and where to find help to grow and succeed.

Supply Cross River 2 - support for central London businesses to access local business opportunities

The Supply Cross River 2 (SXR) initiative aims to develop supply chains in central London and is a free service available to businesses in Kensington and Chelsea. The Supply Cross River programme is designed to help small and medium sized businesses to access supply chains and to help them improve their tendering skills. Read more about Supply Cross River 2.

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Greening Business

Businesses in Kensington and Chelsea now have access to a free consultation and up to twelve hours of support from a qualified, professional Greening Business Adviser, thanks to the Greening Business programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The programme includes:

  • a review of your premises, including your energy and waste management
  • an action plan designed to help you green your business whilst saving money on water, transport, utilities and consumables
  • on-going support from a Greening Business Adviser to assist you to implement your action plan
  • help with developing an environmental policy
  • information and advice on local suppliers and recycling resources
  • referrals to other organisations helping you connect with green suppliers and other sources of publicly funded support
  • providing advice on UK and international green marks including ISO14001, Carbon Trust and the new energy efficiency standard (BS EN 16001)

The Council has partnered with five other boroughs, Workspace Group PLC, Groundwork London and the Merton Chamber of Commerce to secure this service for local businesses.

Interested? Complete the online registration formERDF Logo 

Or to find out more about Greening Business contact us through:


Tel: 020 8944 5501

RBKC Business Direct



The Council wants to strengthen the way it communicates with local businesses and Business Direct is our new emagazine designed to keep you informed of key local news that matters to business, including:

  • major public realm projects 
  • transport infrastructure projects
  • planning and development issues
  • regulation
  • law and order
  • education, employment and training
  • the local economy

To subscribe you just need to provide an e-mail address and we will send Business Direct to your inbox every month. Subscribe to Business Direct

Page last updated: 11/10/2013