Make the most of the 2012 Games – what businesses need to know
The 2012 Games will showcase the UK to the world and is a great opportunity for businesses of all sizes and sectors. Below is some essential information to help your business make the most of the Games.
What's happening in your area?
Although London will feel the biggest impact of the Games, a wide range of pre-Games and cultural events are happening UK-wide. Playing host to major events include Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, and Buckinghamshire. Take a look at what's happening in your area
Prepare your business
It is important to start planning early to prepare your business for opportunities and challenges the Games may bring. Information is available to help you plan
and maximise tourism opportunities
and plan your journey
. The FSB's legal service provider, Abbey Legal, has produced guidance
on the rights of your staff during the games.
2012 branding guidelines
Strict rules govern the use of the Games symbols and trademarks. The commercial use of any of the Games' logos in the UK or those which look similar can only be used with authorisation from LOCOG.
Infringement of the brand guidelines is against the law. To make sure you are on the right side of the law read LOCOGs frequently asked questions
about the brand.
The Torch Relay
The flame will take a 70 day journey through every nation and region of the UK on the official Torch Relay starting on 19 May 2012 – 100 days before the games begin.
Evening celebrations will take place in 66 of the towns and cities along the relay route
, which the torch passes.
What London small businesses need to know
The FSB has compiled all the information London small businesses need to know
to help during the Games.
Key dates for the games are available on the Tourism 2012 Games website