From August 2013, our team of experienced advisors along with our partner organisations have given almost 3500 hours of free, tailored support to the people of Croydon.
We helped 15 existing businesses employ 29 people, and we have helped 61 entrepreneurs create 58 new businesses. Altogether that’s 90 new jobs!
To help our pre-start clients to incorporate their businesses, it took an average of 5.85 hours of support.
We went on to give these clients 395 hours of further support once they had started up, that’s 6.7 hours of additional support each, on average.
Below is a detailed look at how our time was spent supporting Croydon’s businesses.
Breakdown of support provided
Support by Gender
Support by Age
Support by Ethnicity
Support by Disability
Support by Ward
Below is a map of Croydon showing where are clients came to us from. Almost half of our clients came to us from our target wards - overall we supported 438 Croydon residents.