Empowering social wealth
Welcome to the brand-new London Metropolitan University Small Business Clinic, free for small businesses.
London Metropolitan University is pleased to offer free business services via our brand-new Small Business Clinic to London and UK-based companies, new enterprises, sole traders and start-ups, where our dedicated and entrepreneurial students will work with you and for you to develop and enhance your business, supervised by one of London Met’s academic tutors.
We are offering free services to small businesses in a number of different areas:
- business, marketing and management
- food science and food start-ups
- data analytics and digital media
Hear more about our Small Business Clinic
Barry Dwyer, who heads up London Met's Small Business Clinic, talks about the clinic and what it can offer.
Projects and news
Celebrating London Met's Big Ideas
Entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the University were highlighted at the Big Idea Challenge awards ceremony.
Cast your vote for London Met’s next Big Idea
All are welcome to vote in the People’s Choice category in London Met’s flagship entrepreneurship and enterprise competition, the Big Idea Challenge.
Help to Grow: a new management toolkit
The training programme will help take entrepreneurs and executives working in London's SMEs to the next level.
The Big Idea Challenge Bootcamp returns
With teams from schools across from London, the competition is one of the University's biggest annual events, and one of the biggest competitions of its kind for young people in London.
London Met's Christmas Market returns
Journalism students Gabriela Yorgova and Sara Scheeres headed to the festive market to speak to some of the University's makers and creators about their products.
London Met places third in HE Innovate Awards 2021
The University was awarded for its work in the Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge, delivered on behalf of the British Council.
Students offer free support to small businesses, social enterprises and charities in London
Small businesses, social enterprises and charities can receive bespoke, free support from London Met, with entrepreneurial students offering their skills in a wide range of areas.
London Met named one of UK's best universities for future business leaders
A study by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance placed London Met sixth in the country for budding CEOs and Managing Directors.
Student solution to tackling air quality
The local air-quality monitoring system (LAMS) recently won the Climate and Environment category in the Big Idea Challenge.
Start-up success for Accelerator entrepreneurs
Aura Vision, a traffic monitoring and sales support solution for brick-and-mortar stores, is set to sign a multi-million-pound deal.
A huge congratulations to the winners of the Big Idea Challenge 2021
Read about the innovative ideas which took home the prizes at London Met’s annual enterprise competition.
Big Idea Challenge grand champion launches underwear start-up
MERRI Intimates, which took home the top prize at London Met’s enterprise competition last year, is raising funds for unique, beautiful underwear which promotes gynaecological health.
Lighting the Creative Spark
London Met's business incubator, Accelerator, has been selected to deliver the British Council's 2021 international enterprise competition to find the best early-stage entrepreneurs.
London Met entrepreneur featured in BBC Good Food’s Christmas Guide
Ruthy's Best Sauce, which won last year's Big Idea Challenge, is featured in a guide to foodie Christmas gifts which also give back.