Sponsors (Croydon)






NatWest is one of the leading UK banks with its support for local business community and young entrepreneurial talent. For every great business today there was once a ‘young start-up talent’ and RBS are very proud to be supporting this event.







Our dedicated team serve a wide range of clients around the UK and abroad, as many of our team are also fluent French speakers. We run unique Business Success Clubs, where on a regular basis we assist a select group of business owners to grow and manage their business in a very different way.









The Fairfield Halls is South London’s largest arts and entertainment complex with three venues offering music, dance, comedy and drama to an audience of 800,000 within a four mile radius. We have an 1800 seat concert hall, a 750 seat theatre and a 500 standing concert space. We also provide a highly regarded platform for community arts in Croydon.






Gatwick Airport is the busiest single-runway airport in the world and is currently undergoing a £1bn transformation. It serves more than 200 destinations in 90 countries for around 33 million passengers a year.






As a leading PR agency we offer the full range of PR Services including creative copy for press releases, advertising campaigns, brochures, newsletters and websites which we deploy through our extensive network of Local and national media contacts.








Avensys Ltd, an Audio Visual Company with offices in Crawley, Copthorne and Horley. Avensys has divisions supplying Professional AV Sales & Installation, Hire, Events & Exhibition Services as well as a retail store supplying consumer Audio Visual products.






The Advertiser is published every Friday in print but now also has a website, www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk which is the home of breaking news and sport in Croydon. In October, the Advertiser launched a new monthly business supplement, aiming to chronicle the huge change currently happening in Croydon’s economy and shine a light on business success stories at all levels.




Minuteman Press Printers offers printing and design services to a wide variety of clients throughout Croydon and surrounding areas.

With brand new state of the art printing equipment and fully qualified staff, we offer a professional print, design and copying service to the business community. Our service is intended to meet all the needs and requirements of our customers at all times, so that they may achieve their desired print and design requirements. We offer a wide range of printed products that are designed to your requirements and can range from business cards to brochures, from printed pads to promotional pens. Our full service printing and design centre can handle products from concept to completion.












We are the local membership for the local business, delivering business opportunities. A local branch of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) membership network, we have all you need to succeed in business. With a network of over 2,500 members, access to a range of membership services and products designed to support your business.





A South East based multi-award winning design agency. Creative Pod works with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and one man bands to SMEs and global blue chips. We become our clients internal marketing department from as little as 10 hours per month.






FASTSIGNS are your leading local sign company supplying all your sign requirements. We have been part of Sussex life for over 20 years working closely with the whole community.









Young Enterprise is a not for profit organisation; building a connected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to succeed through enterprise.









3D Change is a dynamic social regeneration consultancy. At the heart of our company is action to work: when local businesses prosper, they create jobs, which then have a positive impact on the communities in which we live, work and socialise.







Platinum Business Magazine was born out of the desire to give Sussex a world class business publication. Our aim is provide a stylish, contemporary magazine that speaks directly to business leaders across the entire South East region, regardless of the size of the company.





Coast to Capital is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Brighton and Hove, Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, East Surrey, Lewes, West Sussex. Formed in 2011, our small team is focused on delivering growth for one of Britain›s most economically important regions.  We represent a population of 1.9 million people, more than 85,000 businesses supporting more than 776,000 jobs and 141,000 self-employed individuals. Our focus is on those areas where we can stimulate growth and add the most value, working with the private and public sectors.









Known as the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist; Morton Michel is a family run business with over 51 years’ experience. We are renowned for our tailored policies, excellent service, integrity and competitive premiums so you can be sure you have the right cover at the right price, with no hidden costs.







Matthews Yard is an arts, cultural and community hub in the centre of Croydon with a fully licenced café, a workspace for early stage start-ups, a gallery showcasing the work of local artists and a studio theatre offering an intimate space with a varied scheduled encompassing theatre, film, comedy, live music and community events.






Hands On IT Services have been providing business to business support since 1995 and our goal is to make sure that an organisation can get on with its daily activities without their computer systems holding them up.

Our services cater for companies that want to outsource everything and also for those companies that have an in house IT manager who may need assistance or cover when not around.







Jurys Inn Croydon is the perfect location for both business and leisure. Located in the heart of Croydon and only 1 minute walk to East Croydon station, Jurys Inn Croydon has 240 En suite bedrooms and 14 meetings rooms. Central London is a stone throw away with trains direct to London Bridge and London Victoria.









A Croydon based insolvency and business advisory practice.   Frost Group supports businesses and people in financial difficulty as well as specialising in exit strategies for solvent companies.  We strive to make all manner of financial problems more manageable and offer free initial and confidential advice.







Social Marley is a refreshing dynamic and friendly dashboard helping businesses truly engage socially. Most businesses know they need to be on social media but they don’t know how to do this effectively. Social Marley integrates all of your social media accounts into one central platform allowing you to easily engage, analyze and publish to all of your networks.







Structured Communications was founded by a team of highly experienced account management and technical staff, believing in a high level of service and product quality at all times. Structured Communications specialise in all aspects of business communication solutions including VoIP Solutions, Analogue & Digital Lines, Fixed Telephone Systems, Call Management Solutions, Bonded Broadband, Lease Line and Mobile.






Founded in 2007, Whiston Solutions is a modern, future-focused company with a passion for designing and delivering outstanding built environments. Our talented team of engineers, architects, tech consultants and business specialists each have at least 15 years’ applied industry experience. This extraordinary level of expertise enables us to lead, coordinate and overview complex construction projects. We are actively addressing the growing skills shortage by working with charities and construction companies to inspire and develop the next generation.







Sussex Innovation is a business incubation network wholly owned by the University of Sussex. Over the past 20 years, it has harnessed academic, public and private networks across the South East to help its member businesses grow.

Opened earlier this year, Sussex Innovation – Croydon is the organisation’s first off-campus hub. It will provide a base for entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovative growing businesses, offering strategic advice and contacts, tailored support, and flexible, affordable office space.