Doing business in Epsom and Ewell

We are committed to supporting local business.  We recognise that our businesses are the core contributors to the prosperity of the Borough.

We have adopted an Economic Development Action Plan to provide the overarching strategy for economic development in Epsom and Ewell.  We also work in partnership with other organisations that provide business services in the Borough:

Funding opportunities

Rural Surrey LEADER programme: A government grant funding programme aiming to secure £1.8m to help support farmers, foresters and rural businesses in Surrey. Now open for applications. Contact to find out more.

Virgin Start Up Loans: A StartUp loan of £500-£25,000 available, along with a business mentor to help make best use of the loan.

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership: A range of loans and funds for local businesses. Includes the Business Growth Grants Programme, Growing Places Fund for projects that have stalled due to lack of investment, Expansion Loan Scheme and Equity Fund.

Fredericks Foundation: Start-up loans and support for those who have found it difficult to access finance.

Princes’ Trust: The Princes' Trust helps 18-30 year olds who are unemployed, under employed or who have limited means to start-up businesses.

GOV.UK: Visit the GOV.UK website and use the business support finder to identify possible sources of finance including grants, loans and investment, and business support including mentoring and consultancy services.

Utilise Plus:  Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) this programme offers energy efficiency

grants, events, workshops and fully funded energy audits to small and medium size businesses in the area.

Business support services

Coast to Capital Business Navigator is a web portal for business.  It includes an online directory of business support organisations and a calendar of business events in the Coast to Capital area.

Gatwick Diamond Initiative is a business led-partnership and a good resource for business information including details of locations and sites, as well as local business events

Surrey Chambers of Commerce is the County’s largest independent, not for profit business supporter and networking organisation.  Representing the interest of 1500 businesses, 55,000 employees.  All services and products are directed by the business community for the business community.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy provides tools and guidance for business, including business finance and grants

Department for International Trade helps business export and grow into global markets

Federation of Small Business offers members a wide range of business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government.

Enterprise First– Provides business advice, mentoring, support workshops and a great e-newsletter with information about running and growing your business, from tax and marketing to using social media.

Events and training

Epsom Business Leaders Breakfast

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council organise a quarterly breakfast meeting with local employers to develop understanding of key issues for business and share information of mutual interest.  For more information about the breakfast programme please contact: Julia Owen on

Free, live webinars from HMRC

HMRC’s range of webinars support businesses, helping to make tax matters easier, quicker, and simpler. Webinars last about an hour, they are live and interactive so questions can be asked by participants. You can find out about PAYE, Self Employment, VAT, and Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) for Contractors and Subcontractors, Property Income, Record Keeping and other topics.