ReLondon’s Circular SME Community

Join a growing community of SMEs making London a low carbon, circular city

The businesses in our community range from 'everyday' SMEs redesigning their business for the good of the environment to innovative startups created with circularity at their core. What they all have in common is the drive to create a future where 'stuff' is kept in use for as long as possible and at its highest value, combatting the 45% of carbon emissions that come from the food, materials and products that we make, use and consume everyday.

Why join?

Running a circular economy business can feel a little lonely at times – there’s no blueprint for creating a business that goes against the mainstream of our ‘take, make, dispose’ economy! By joining the community, you’ll discover a whole host of fellow circular business owners to share experiences with, as well as having access to the business transformation team’s circular economy and business expertise. Gain relevant insights, best practices and shared knowledge especially aimed at circular business models to give you that reassurance that you’re on the right track.

Sound good already? Click the button below to apply, or read on for more info!

Access opportunities

Making connections is key to creating a successful business, whether that’s with potential customers, partners or investors. Here at ReLondon, we’re uniquely placed to help you do that. We’re a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s boroughs working with all sorts of stakeholders to deliver practical pilots and projects, research, communications campaigns and business support to help make London a low carbon, circular city.

SMEs that join the community not only join a network of like-minded businesses, but a whole ecosystem of circular economy actors, gaining access to many other wider opportunities.

Who can join?

To join, your business needs to be…

  • An SME (fewer than 250 employees)…
  • Operating in London…
  • Applying one of the five circular economy business models within their business to create value for their customers while reducing either their own, or their customers’ environmental impact.

If you’re not quite at the point of implementing a circular economy business model, you can access ReLondon’s guides and resources or check out our Redesign your Business for opportunities to access grants and advice to help you take those first steps.

What does it mean to be a member?

How to join

To access the benefits of the community, tell us about your circular business using the application form below. The team will then review your application and signpost you to the services that best meet your needs.

When you apply for any of our services, we’ll also look for opportunities to include you in the community. That means even if we’re not currently able to support you through a specific support service, you may still be able to access the community benefits.

Click the button below to tell us about your business

Our community support is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.