Economic Development Office

What is the Economic Development Office?

What is the Economic Development Office?

The Economic Development Office (EDO) contributes to making the Borough safer and more prosperous, particularly through working with partner organisations, and as part of the longer term community strategy.

It's our job to help Wandsworth's businesses, particularly small businesses, to start up and grow. We provide a voice for them at a local, regional and national level, and create the conditions for investment and a thriving local economy. We aim to maximise the potential of the Borough's five town centres, regenerate deprived areas, help our residents get jobs, and encourage the development of a strong voluntary sector.

Today, Wandsworth is one of the most prosperous London boroughs. Our economy is diverse and has a thriving and creative business community. We care about the borough's businesses. We aim to encourage investment and high productivity, world-class investment and sustainable growth.

Wandsworth already has high business formation rates, relatively high employment and many well qualified, skilled residents. This has contributed to a robust economy that continues to out perform other areas post-recession.

What do we do?

  • Provide information, help and advice to the business community and investors
  • Provide loans and grants
  • Tackle deprivation in target areas of Wandsworth
  • Help our residents get jobs
  • Develop our town centres
  • Support our voluntary sector
  • Attract investment

To find out more

Read more about the role of the Economic Development Office.

View our publications.

Contact us for an informal discussion about your specific needs.

  • Telephone: 020 8871 6884
  • Email: edo@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Complete our enquiry form