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Phone: 020 8227 3030 / 020 8227 5037
020 8227 3030
020 8227 5037
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM BST
Sunday: Closed
Talk to us! We’re excited about innovation and opportunities and have the expertise and established network to support you.

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Training Providers

We use associate trainers whom we’ve gotten to know over many years and who deliver fantastic training on our behalf. What matters most to our clients and to us is that people learn something incredibly useful that they can use day-to-day to get better business results. We’re always looking for new talent to join our team of associate training providers. If you are interested, please send an outline proposal to


Mentors can play a vital role in advising business entrepreneurs about various aspects of the business. If you’re retired or about to retire, why not consider putting your wealth of expertise and experience to great use and help to support your local business community? If you’re interested to find out what demand there is for your experience and skills, please contact

Do you have an idea?

Talk to us! We’re excited about innovation and opportunities and have the expertise and established network to support you.


From time to time we do look for volunteers to help us out. It could be to support a significant community event or to help one of our work-space businesses. If this is something you’re interested in, please send an email to with the reference “Volunteering” in the subject line. If we aren’t immediately able to offer any roles, we will add you to our volunteer database to be potentially contacted in the future.

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BEC: 020 8227 3030
BEC 2: 020 8227 5037


BEC: 50 Cambridge Road Barking IG11 8FG
Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 9 PM BST; Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM BST
Sundays: Closed (Reception Services 8 AM - 5 PM)
BEC 2: 50 Wakering Rd, Barking, IG11, 8GN
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 8 PM BST;  
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed (Reception Services 9 AM - 5 PM)

Business Support Services

Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM BST
Sunday: Closed

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Community Interest Company?

Community Interest Companies (CICs) are social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good and for the benefit of the community. Here at the BEC we re-invest our profits by funding training and mentoring programmes to support start-ups and SMEs in the community.

But we are so much more than that! At BEC we are a business family. Think of us as an eco-system that can support all your business needs.

What are the office hours?

BEC is open Monday to Friday 7 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM.
Sundays: Closed (Reception Services 8 AM - 5 PM)

BEC2 is open Monday to Friday 9 AM to 8 PM. Saturdays & Sundays: Closed (Reception Services 9 AM - 5 PM)

Can I really hire office space month-to-month?

Yes! Our month-to-month commitment provides you with the stability of an office but also the flexibility you need to grow your business. Our rent arrangements also mean you would only need to give one month’s written notice to vacate.

Are you looking for new suppliers?

We have a ‘look local’ promise, which means we will always select a local, independent provider to supply services, where possible. For example, all our quality catering services for meetings and events are provided by local businesses. Please contact us to discuss opportunities.

Do you offer business insurance?

No, you would need to arrange your own business insurance as you won’t be covered under the BEC.

Do you have kitchen facilities I can use?

As part of your tenancy, we offer free tea and coffee to you and your visitors – you only need to supply your own milk. There is a kitchen area on each floor with fridge, sink, microwave and work top which is available for you to use. We just ask that you label your food, be responsible for your own washing up and keep the area clean and tidy.

Can I transfer between BEC and BEC2?

If you are a on a hot-desk contract, it is entirely possible to access both buildings. For fixed office spaces, please call us to discuss your needs.

House rules

We operate strict no-smoking, no animals (other than assistance animals) policies. For further details and a copy of the full guidance, please contact us.

Do you have parking facilities?

We do not offer parking facilities, other than loading bays for deliveries and collections and disabled access. As part of our commitment to the environment, we do offer secure bike storage on site. Parking is available at London Road Multi-storey car park.

Do you offer referral rewards?

We certainly do! For all successful referrals by current tenants, we offer a 10% reduction in workspace or meeting room hire fees, deducted from the next full month rent. There are no limits to the number of referrals that you can make.

Can I hire a meeting room even if I’m not a tenant?

Absolutely – speak to us about your needs. Please note, we do not hire to any organisations whose presence might cause civil unrest or division within the community or for any activity that may cause or pose a risk of loss, damage or significant expense to the BEC, or harm the reputation of the BEC.

What is your commitment to the environment and sustainability?

We are committed to reducing energy consumption through our building design as well as how we work. This includes monitoring our energy consumption and reducing our carbon footprint. We do this through our significant reduction in the purchase and use of single-use plastics, renewables purchasing, the installation of solar panels at BEC and our BREEAM environmental certification. We also encourage our clients to turn off all lights and electrical equipment when not in use, to further reduce our energy consumption.
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