The Elevate Programme

Practical support for start-ups in Waltham Forest

Elevate is the first stop for start-ups and young businesses in Waltham Forest (0-3 years).

The 2022 programme was commissioned by the council’s Business Growth team and delivered by a partnership of local organisations – CRATE, OurPledge, Hive Collective, Hustle & Heels, ActionCoach, Remi Harris Consulting, and Onwards and Up – providing workshops, seminars, business coaching, 1-2-1’s, tailored action plans, and a networking platform to help businesses survive and thrive in their first 3 years.

The Elevate programme was created to provide much-needed practical support and advice as the borough emerged from the Covid pandemic. From small beginnings, a 350-strong business network was born, along with a wealth of support material, which is now available for anyone to use.

Whether you’re a limited company, sole trader, freelancer, social enterprise, or a charity, there’ll be a workshop suited to you, and a network to cheer you on to the next level.

You can find out more about our small business support resources below.

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Read about start-ups who’ve received support from Elevate:

Rebel Bunting



Everyone on Boards


Keto Bakery


Mini Meez

Workshops and Seminars

We’ve listened and learned from Elevate participants to understand the key concerns playing on the minds of small business owners.

During the programme we delivered numerous workshops, seminars, 121s and tailored action plans addressing these issues in an environment of idea-sharing and collaboration. You can access all our previous seminars and workshops for free on our YouTube channel.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, then check out the BIPC who deliver a rolling programme of free business workshops, seminars and 1-2-1s – book via their Eventbrite page.

Alternatively, the Waltham Forest Council site has its own useful resource section. 

Get Digital Business Support

Tues, 2 August

Understand and apply digital technology within your business to boost productivity and increase competitiveness

Check out our YouTube channel

Watch some of our previous workshops and seminars

Resource Hub


Whether your business is launching, growing or recovering, we’ll direct you to the best digital resources to help you make great decisions

*The programme has now closed and we are no longer accepting registrations*

The Elevate programme was delivered on behalf of the London Borough of Waltham Forest by CRATE Places UK Ltd.

Please email with any questions.