Business press releases

Royal Greenwich joins fight to stamp out illegal tobacco

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017

Residents and shoppers in Woolwich had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the Council to sniff out those guilty of selling illicit tobacco.

Royal Borough confirms business rates relief scheme for local small businesses

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017

A business rates relief scheme that will help local small businesses has been approved by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Sniffer dogs embark on tobacco mission

Published on Monday, 03 April 2017

Residents and shoppers in Woolwich had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the Council to sniff out those guilty of selling illicit tobacco.

Share the love this Small Business Saturday

Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Saturday 3 December is Small Business Saturday - the national day dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses.

Marks & Spencer returns to Woolwich

Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it will be returning to Woolwich with the opening of a new Foodhall.

New innovation 'accelerator' centre for construction and real-estate sectors launched in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Impulse Partners have announced plans for a new 'Accelerator' centre in London.

Royal Borough celebrates success of E-Business Support Programme

Published on Monday, 03 October 2016

On Thursday 29 September, 80 local businesses came together to celebrate the success of the E-Business Support Programme in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

'Smuggler' shopkeeper heavily fined

Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Hefty fines totalling over £7000 have been issued to a Plumstead shopkeeper for stocking thousands of unsafe cigarettes illegally smuggled into the country.

Get tech-savvy with the e-business support programme

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Royal Greenwich e-business support programme is celebrating its second year of partnership working between the council and South East Enterprise (SEE).

Persistent offender fined £60,000

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

At Woolwich Crown Court on 27 April 2016, Michael Adedpipe, representing Ades Limited, was fined £60,000 for multiple food hygiene and health and safety breaches.

Reining in rogue traders

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Royal Greenwich Trading Standards working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police cracked down on traders failing to comply with the law.

Food shop owner fined for hygiene violations

Published on Monday, 11 April 2016

The owner of a Woolwich food outlet has been fined £1,500 for breaches of food and health and safety regulations that included storing mouldy fish and using dangerous electrical equipment.

Councillors enjoy a Fairtrade breakfast

Published on Monday, 14 March 2016

Community and business reps started the day off with a healthy hearty Fairtrade breakfast on Tuesday 8 March.

£1900 of fines for shopkeeper selling illicit tobacco

Published on Monday, 07 March 2016

A Plumstead shopkeeper has been fined a total of £1900 after pleading guilty at Bexley Magistrates' Court on the 22 February to selling illicit tobacco and bottles of spirits subject to duty evasion.

New industrial units set for Nathan Way

Published on Monday, 22 February 2016

Twenty two new industrial units are to be built at Nathan Way industrial estate in Thamesmead after being given the go-ahead by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Help the farmers on Fairtrade Fortnight

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Cafés, restaurants and other businesses in the borough, are being asked to support this year's Fairtrade Fortnight by holding special breakfast events.

Licence withdrawn by council

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016

The owner of a Plumstead convenience store has lost his appeal after a previous conviction for the illegal sales of cigarettes at the shop.

Top cop and Royal Borough remind licensees of their duties

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

Police and the Royal Borough of Greenwich have written to every licensee in the borough to remind them of their duties, particularly during the fast approaching festivities.

Royal Borough has designs on Smart City

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015

A visionary strategy that sets out the Royal Borough of Greenwich's aim of becoming a 'Smart City' was launched today (22 October) at the Digital Greenwich hub, in the heart of the borough.

Sniffer dogs on the trail of illegal tobacco

Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Residents and shoppers in Eltham and Woolwich had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the council to sniff out those guilty of selling illicit tobacco.

12-month community punishment order for £14,000 benefit fraud

Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Mr Sinniah Sivarajah, aged 65 of Woolwich SE18, was sentenced to a 12-month community punishment order with a requirement that he undertakes 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Event will showcase contribution of social enterprises

Published on Monday, 05 October 2015

General Gordon Square in Woolwich will host a showcase of social enterprises on Saturday 10 October from 10am to 2.30pm.

Shopkeeper fined for illegal activity

Published on Friday, 18 September 2015

The manager of two Londis stores in Plumstead has been fined a total of £2,300 after he sold bottles of wines and spirits which had fake labels on them.

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