Supporting the Mayor of London’s Regeneration initiatives by providing growth and sustainability support to some of London’s most distressed business areas

All of London has suffered from the economic crisis, but perhaps none more so than the London borough of Croydon. In 2011, the rioters who rampaged throughout the capital reached Croydon, and caused significant physical damage to the borough, with shops looted and businesses burnt down. The effects of the 2011 riots are still being felt in this area to this day and as a result, the Croydon business community has suffered in terms of finance, community involvement, and support. A local charity wanted to change this. As the key local umbrella infrastructure body servicing all of Croydon’s multi-cultural communities, they sought to provide various services to assist small groups, large charities, volunteers, and social enterprises through every stage of their development. But they were hampered by inexperience in business planning and asked the advice of the Croydon Enterprise Hub, who recommended us as a premier business advisory consultancy. Over a period of five months, we worked closely with the charity to achieve the regeneration of Croydon and stimulate economic growth. We deployed our business advisor who had in-depth local knowledge of the area and an understanding of

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How the development of a digital strategy transformed a bricks and mortar Oriental food company into a successful online food provider

The UK takeaway industry is currently worth approximately $8bn and is set to increase as more and more people turn away from the telephone and look to the convenience of the internet to source their meals. London has the greatest number of takeaways in the UK with a 13.7% share, and as home to more than 7.5 million residents, it is more important than ever that London-based restaurants and other food providers in particular develop an online presence as well as their bricks and mortar establishment, to provide information about their company and the food they offer, as well as making vital contact with their customers via social media to build a loyal fan base and strengthen their brand. The main problem our Docklands-based client had was that they were unsure how to go about developing this area of their business, coupled with an inability to take on additional employees who were experienced in implementing a digital presence. We managed to solve this problem by providing them with access to the skills and knowledge base of our Digital Marketing and Food and Beverage teams, delivering to the client a thorough understanding of the digital marketing tools available to them. Wo

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