Business Butler London has been created to provide an effortless and efficient way for startups and SMEs in the capital to find advice and support from local, fully vetted business professionals. It is difficult enough to find a business expert who understands your needs, let alone one who is familiar with the local business market. Thankfully, here at Business Butler, our experts tick both those boxes, which means they can help your business gain new customers and grow.
London is one of only a few truly global cities and is a leading international centre for business, with finance and professional services at its heart. The capital city is home to numerous corporate giants including HSBC, Barclays, BT Group, Aviva, Unilever and Lloyds TSB. Approximately 37% of American companies with a global presence have chosen London as their European home and more than 20 per cent of Europe’s 500 largest companies are based here.
There are approximately 1.1 million SMEs based in London and a phenomenal 221,373 startups as of 2019. According to data form the Centre for Entrepreneurs this equates to 24 startups for every 1,000 citizens in the capital. London is also global tech hub and home to the largest number of unicorns in Europe - a staggering 71 unicorns, compared to 21 in Paris, which is number two on the list. London-founded startups that reached unicorn status in 2020 and 2021 include Hopin, a live events platform, and Zego, an insurance startup for delivery drivers.
The population of London is just over 9,000,000 and it boasts the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the world. London’s GDP is £500 billion, which accounts for 23 per cent of the UK GDP.
The structure of London’s economy has changed considerably over the past few decades. A city that was once renowned for manufacturing and dock-based industries is now driven by the service sector. Tech continues to be a major contributor to the city’s economy as it attracts record levels of funding from astute investors.
London is one of the most exciting cities to work and live in the world. Even though it is regarded as one of the most expensive cities to live, there is no shortage of people relocating here from all around the world. As well as offering excellent career progression opportunities in all sectors, Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes things to do and places to visit during their leisure time.
Many cities claim to have it all but London truly does. There is no shortage of attractions to visit, such as historical ones including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, to more contemporary attractions such as the Shard, The Sky Garden and The London Eye.
There is an abundance of museums and art galleries too dotted throughout the city. London is also famous for its theatre district in the West End and there is no other city in the UK that offers shoppers so much choice. From Harrods and Harvey Nicholls in Knightsbridge to the designer boutiques and jewellers of Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair. There is an unrivalled choice of markets too that include Covent Garden Market, Old Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, to name just a few.
If it’s fresh air you are after then London boasts 3,000 parks, covering almost 20 per cent of the city. The more famous ones include Hyde Park and Regents Park, while the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a favourite day out for many.
All sports are well catered for in London and the city is home to six Premier League football clubs and the iconic Wembley Stadium.
The Business Butler matching engine enables you to find fully-vetted, locally based, business professionals who can offer advice and support when you need it most. All of our experts have successfully passed a thorough 50-point vetting procedure that includes qualification and reference checks and company searches. This removes the risk of working with someone you can’t trust and gives you added peace of mind.
The Business Butler panel of experts offer a wide range of services across all sectors throughout London. Specialist areas covered include finance, law and HR as well as 15 other key business areas. This bespoke service ensures you get advice and support from an experienced professional who is best qualified to help your business.
We understand the importance of trading locally and by encouraging this we can help reduce our carbon footprint, while increasing productivity between business owners and spreading wealth across the London business community. Our platform facilitates this by allowing you to search for and choose from a panel of business experts that are based locally.