East London is known for its manufacturing industries and has a lot of support on offer for manufacturing companies.
The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) is a not-for-profit education and skills organisation at Rainham, London in the London Borough of Havering. It is a great hub for businesses in the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors and its campus is also home to the CEME Innovation Centre.
For industrial space, Bexley claims to be home to the third largest concentration of industrial land in London, and as a result the borough has a superb range of commercial accommodation and development land.
The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
This is now part of the Business Growth Service, a government-backed service offering support to businesses with the potential to improve and grow. MAS can help you to achieve your potential by identifying barriers to growth and providing tailored support that fits your needs, including coaching, consultancy, mentoring, training, access to finance and export advice.
London Gateway will provide 2,700 metres of quay, six deep-water berths with depth alongside of 17 metres, 24 giant quay cranes and an annual capacity of 3.5 million TEU. It will make London a hub for international trade once again.
As well as being on the doorstep of London and the South East, London Gateway is better placed to serve destinations much further afield, enabling shippers from across the UK to make substantial savings – by reducing delivery times, haulage costs, fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Business Park with focus on Asia Trade
The Mayor of newham aim is to reinstate the Royal Docks as a commercial heartland in the capital, creating a strategic trading hub with Asia, and delivering around 20,000 full-time jobs and boosting local employment in Newham by 30 per cent.
As an existing Enterprise Zone, the area already offers reduced business rates, a simpler planning process, and superfast broadband. The Mayor also discussed plans to work with the UK government to revamp Enterprise Zone business incentives for the Royal Docks.
In May 2013, it was announced that Newham had found a buyer for the Royal Albert Dock, the largest of the three royal docks. In a £1 billion deal, a Chinese company called Advanced Business Park (ABP) won the right to turn the derelict 35-acre site into a European headquarters for hundreds of Chinese firms.