SIDCUP is being Googled next month as the search giant hosts a free online workshop for businesses.

Owners are being offered free advice and tips on how to make the most of the internet and grow their brands online.

The workshop is designed to support and advise businesses from starting out and creating their first website through to improving an existing website and online marketing.

Co-host James Brokenshire MP points to a recent study indicating businesses with an online presence grow up to eight times faster than those that don’t.

The member for Old Bexley and Sidcup added: "I am sure that the expertise on hand will be of real interest and benefit to small businesses in Sidcup.

"Successful small businesses mean a strong local economy.

"I hope that as many businesses as possible take advantage of this opportunity."

Sidcup business owners can sign up for the workshop at New Community Church Centre in Station Road from 3pm to 5pm on February 8 by visiting