New business doctors on hand to help London firms

The ‘Business Advice Surgery’ for London based businesses, who are members of the LCCI, will be staffed by a Legal Doctor, an HR Doctor, a Marketing Doctor, a Telecoms Doctor and lastly a Business Information Doctor.  Each will be on hand to lend their expert opinions to LCCI members free of charge.
 
Unlike other business advice services, individuals can ask specific questions unique to their own situation and will receive a direct answer rather than just being directed to a website.  There are no limits to the number of queries a company can make and all questions will be answered within one working day.
 
Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive of the LCCI said: “Over the last year, as economic conditions have remained difficult, companies have been saying to us that they would like more direction, assistance and business support services.  Our Business Advice Surgery will help firms save time on admin so that they can devote more of their resources to making sales and winning new clients.”
 
Each of the LCCI’s Business Doctors will provide comprehensive advice in their own specialism:
 
Legal Doctor – Will provide advice to firms on all aspects of the law – from intellectual property to pensions and litigation (Provided by Wedlake Bell)
 
HR Doctor – Answering questions on a wide range of personnel issues such as how to write employment contracts or developing Health and Safety policy (Provided by FirstAssist)
 
Marketing Doctor – On hand to discuss the latest thinking on marketing topics or how industry studies and research can give you an edge over competitors  (Provided by DMA UK)
 
Telecoms Doctor – Companies wanting more from their communications setup will be able to ask about how to reduce their phone bills or how to retain telephone numbers when moving (Provided by Pinnacle Communications)
 
Business Information Doctor – Offering more general advice, this Doctor can help you find funding, expand your business and guide you through EU rules (Provided by Enterprise Europe Network)



Visit www.londonchamber.co.uk/obas to browse through factsheets and resources.
Members can log in to the Members’ Zone to read all the FAQs and put their question to one of the Business Doctors.