Just 15 minutes from Central London and Gatwick Airport, the borough is a hotspot of business growth and tech innovation and a retail and cultural centre within the capital.

The single largest office market outside Central London, Croydon is home to more than 14,000 businesses and corporate headquarters for major organisations active in the financial services, insurance, engineering, digital and tech, and government sectors.

The ambitious £5.25bn regeneration programme will strengthen the local economy and boost confidence in Croydon as a strategic business location. Making sure Croydon residents and businesses can access economic opportunities and support a thriving local economy is an important part of delivering for Croydon.


Croydon Works helps to match local people with local vacancies through employability support and a free to use recruitment service for the residents and businesses of Croydon. The construction skills academy in New Addington provides training and qualifications for local people interested in working in construction. In its first 12 months, 83 people passed through the academy. After the course, candidates are supported by Croydon Works to apply for work.


Support and advice for businesses, including information about our Croydon Means Business programme and information about procurement, tenders and contracts can be found on our business pages