Advance London: Circular Economy SME Support Programme

Advance London: Circular Economy SME Support Programme
United Kingdom
London Waste and Recycling Board, 69 Wilson Street
United Kingdom
Contact person:
Sarah Beaton – Project Coordinator

Advance London is a business advice programme supporting SMEs in London to transition to circular business models, co-funded by LWARB and ERDF. 

Our objective is to increase the competitiveness of SMEs by helping them to increase resource efficiency, access new markets, create new revenue streams, and ultimately contribute to a low carbon and circular city by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and the amount of CO2 emitted.

Since January 2017, our expert business advisors have advised 120 SMEs on how to access the opportunities provided by the circular economy. 

Working with SMEs of all sizes and maturity, in 5 key sectors (Textiles, Food, Built Environment, Plastics and Electricals) our advisors provide workshops and one-to-one consultancy support, including environmental hotspot analyses, technical research and advice, circularity strategy development, investment readiness and brokerage with potential clients and partners.

Support services:
Best practices, Calculators, Consultancy/one to one consultations, Guides, handbooks, information material, Self assessment and benchmarking tools, Support in obtaining Environmental Certification and labelling scheme, Training
Resource expertise:
Materials, Waste
Sectoral expertise:
Construction, Food processing, Hotel and restaurant, Textile and clothing, Waste management and recycling