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West London Business Awards 2019

The West London Business Annual Awards presentation ceremony and gala dinner is established as a key milestone in the annual calendar of the sub-region’s business community. Twenty-nine awards showcase business excellence in West London around five themes: ‘Sector leadership’, ‘Sustainable & responsible business’, ‘Economic growth’, ‘Corporate leadership’ and ‘Individual leadership’. The sixth West London Business Awards, which launched in July 2018, were the best yet! The awards help promote West London talent, entrepreneurship and drive to a national and global audience – sending a clear signal that we are very much ‘open for business’. This year more than 400 guests attended the awards ceremony and gala dinner at Twickenham Stadium. It was a fun-filled evening for attendees, and the event also supported local non-profits working to develop the next generation of talent; and showcase their skills. www.westlondon.com

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West London Business Award Winners 2019

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP • West London Business Leader of the Year: Emma Hindes • Lifetime Achievement in Business Award: Andrew Ward SME SECTOR LEADERSHIP • Business Services Company of the Year • Winner – First Business Water - @FirstBusinessW • Highly Commended – Locata Housing Services - @Locatahousing • Creative/Media Business of the Year • Winner – Big Group - @biggrouplondon • Highly Commended – DAZN - @daznglobal • Education and Training Provider of the Year • The JGA Group - @JGAGroup • Finance Business of the Year • Beond Group - @Beondgroup • Food and Drink Business of the Year • Winner – Curious Roo Coffee Roasters - @CuriousRoo • Highly Commended – Ma Baker - @MaBakerBakes • Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year • Harrow Mencap - @Harrowmencap • Hospitality Business of the Year • Winner – Artisan - @artisan_coffee • Highly Commended – The Copthorne Tara Hotel - @CopthorneTara • Logistics Business of the Year • Alexanders Removals and Storage - @AlexandersRemov • Manufacturing/Reprocessing Business of the Year • Everglade Windows - @EvergladeWindow • Property and Construction Business of the Year • KSBC - @KSBC_London • Retail / Wholesale Business of the Year • Winner – Petit Miracles - @petitmiracles • Highly Commended – World of Tattoos • Technology Business of the Year • CustoMem - @CustoMem SUSTAINABLE & RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS • Apprentice of the Year • Winner – Beata Capoferri (Training provider: The JGA Group; Employer: The GMT Group) [pronounce Bee-atta] • Highly Commended – o Mohammad Umar Ahmed (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: University of Westminster) o Mohamed Alotia (Training provider: London Metropolitan University; Employer: Harrow Council) o Thomas Gillet (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: One Care iT Limited) o Kamil Rej (Training provider: The JGA Group; Employer: Accendo Pharma) o Connor Williams (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: John Guest) • Community Investment Award • Action West London - @ActionWLondon • Green ‘Circular Economy’ Business of the Year • Proper Oils - @ProperOils • Responsible Supply Chain Business of the Year • Winner – Lofbergs - @LofbergsUK • Highly Commended – APCOA - @APCOAUK • Responsible Workplace Award • Alexanders Removals and Storage - @AlexandersRemov ECONOMIC GROWTH • Coworking Space of the Year • Central Working White City - @centralworking • Export/International Business of the Year • Medidata - @Medidata • Start-up of the Year • TempaGoGo - @TempaGoGo • High Growth SME of the Year • Timeline Television - @Timeline_TV • Park Royal Business of the Year • Powerday - @PowerdayPLC CORPORATE LEADERSHIP • Financial Growth Corporate of the Year • Flannery Plant Hire - @Flanneryplant • Customer Partnership Corporate of the Year • Winner – Powerday - @PowerdayPLC • Highly Commended – Openreach - @WeAreOpenreach • Socially Responsible Corporate of the Year • Winner – Cisco - @Cisco • Highly Commended – Whitbread - @WhitbreadPLC • West London Company of the Year • Powerday - @PowerdayPLC

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The Pod, Episode 4: Dr Fiona Peer

In episode 4 of our new series of interviews in "The Pod", Denise Waterman chats with Dr Fiona Peer, founder of the Peer Clinic in Wimbledon Park: https://www.peerclinic.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/peerclinic To find out more about filming opportunities in "The Pod", as well as how SWL.TV can help put your video in front of 20,000+ YouTube subscribers and 11,000+ social media followers, please head over to: http://www.southwestlondon.tv/ThePod And don't forget to subscribe to our channel! Just click on the "SUB" logo, bottom right in the video player, or follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/southwestlondontv?sub_confirmation=1

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The Pod, Episode 6: Le Bureau, Battersea

In episode 6 of our interviews in "The Pod", Denise Waterman chats with the team behind Le Bureau, a beautiful boutique co-working space in Battersea. http://www.lebu.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/lebureau.battersea https://twitter.com/lebureausw8 To find out more about filming opportunities in "The Pod", as well as how SWL.TV can help put your video in front of 20,000+ YouTube subscribers and 11,000+ social media followers, please head over to: http://www.southwestlondon.tv/ThePod And don't forget to subscribe to our channel! Just click on the "SUB" logo, bottom right in the video player, or follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/southwest...

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Nine Elms – New Food Quarter for London

Within 5 years New Covent Garden Market will be transformed into what will become London’s biggest food hubs with more than 200 businesses making, creating, cooking and selling food alongside the existing flower and vegetable market. This short video is an excerpt from our recent behind the scenes documentary on the Nine Elms development in London. If you enjoyed this video, please have a look at the full report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7MTjes0vBU www.wandsworth.gov.uk/nineelms @NineElmsTeam

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Battersea Power Station brought back to life

After more than 30 years of being derelict, Battersea Power Station – arguably one of London’s most iconic buildings – is being brought back to life with phase 1 already open. Chief Executive of Battersea Power Station, Rob Tincknell, talks about his vision for the building and the wider area. This short video is an excerpt from our recent behind the scenes documentary on the Nine Elms development in London. If you enjoyed this video, please have a look at the full report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7MTjes0vBU www.wandsworth.gov.uk/nineelms @NineElmsTeam

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The SWL.TV Pod is born

Is it a shed? Is it a Summer house? Is it a meeting room? NO! Well, yes... and no... it's a new drop-in studio in Putney for interviewing guests from across SW London. If you have a local charity, business or community project you want to share with SW Londoners, we'd love to invite you down and hear your story. Awesome decking by the talented and lovely head of Design & Technology at St Joseph's School, Croydon. Pod designed and built by the amazing team at https://www.ornategarden.com/ @ornategarden Jenny's Theme by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

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The Pod, Episode 1: Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce

In this the first in our new series of "up close and personal" interviews in "The Pod", Denise Waterman chats with Steve Pinto who heads up the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce: www.wandsworthchamber.org @WandsChamber To find out more about filming opportunities in "The Pod", as well as how SWL.TV can help put your video in front of 20,000+ YouTube subscribers and 11,000+ social media followers, please head over to: http://www.southwestlondon.tv/ThePod And don't forget to subscribe to our channel! Just click on the "SUB" logo, bottom right in the video player, or follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/southwestlondontv?sub_confirmation=1 Happy Boy End Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100648 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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Nine Elms – Behind the scenes in London’s newest district

Every day thousands of commuters pass the new and emerging buildings that are beginning to change London’s skyline on the South Bank. To tell the story of what's happening behind the skyline at Nine Elms, Wandsworth Council commissioned this mini-documentary which looks at the redevelopment of a once barren industrial area from the perspective of new and old tenants. www.wandsworth.gov.uk/nineelms www.nineelmslondon.com @NineElmsTeam

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BoConcept Battersea 360 degree tour

We first came across BoConcept Battersea through the Wandsworth Chamber of commerce and were delighted to be invited back shortly after their refurbishment to film a short store tour in glorious 8K 360 degrees! We hope you like this short video and why not take them up on their offer - pop down one day for a coffee or Prosecco and have a chat about all your interior design challenges? "HYGGE IS A LIFESTYLE NOT A TREND" https://www.boconcept.com/en-gb/ @BoConceptUK

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Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce – 360 degree intro

Check out our latest 360 degree video! If you're watching on a smartphone you can move around to watch from literally any angle, and if you're watching on a computer, just click and drag the mouse to change the viewing angle. The original video was filmed in 8K so if you have a really good internet connection, feel free to click the "cog" icon at the bottom right of the video player to increase to the maximum possible quality setting. Enjoy!

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What is the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce?

Wandsworth Borough is a vibrant place to live, work and play. Wandsworth is a rapidly developing London borough and a great place to do business. The Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce is a long established membership organisation that connects, supports and promotes local businesses. Come to one of our events and see how different we are. We aim to create an amazing local supply chain and ask all of our larger businesses to join in and support us so that our SMEs can thrive. We call on all SMEs to join the Chamber and engage locally. I'd love to find out more about your business and show you what we are doing. If you would like to know more, email me and lets set up a 1-2-1: steve@wandsworthchamber.org. Thank you for looking at our video. Steve Pinto CEO Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce www.wandsworthchamber.org

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Getting the most out of your online video

We've learnt a lot of lessons the hard way since since starting our online channel, and this short video contains our Top 10 tips for getting the most out of your corporate or charity video and getting noticed by the people you're trying to connect with. What do you think about our suggestions? What's worked for you? What hasn't worked? We'd love to hear back :) Please subscribe!

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Branduin social media workshops at South Thames College

Charlie Shakespeare attends one of several business workshops delivered by Branduin Business Support who help small business owners to improve their business. Branduin works alongside Chambers of Commerce and local councils to provide business support programmes, from startups to established businesses. The Marketing & Social Media workshop in this video is aimed at early stage businesses who are looking to get their marketing on the right track quickly. It is part of a Business Support Programme being delivered in partnership with Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce and on behalf of Wandsworth Council. For further information on the programme, please go to http://www.wandsworthchamber.org/business-support.php

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Charlie Round-Turner Photography

Great example of a punch "elevator pitch" from our friend Charlie Round-Turner who specialises in high-end corporate, event, portrait, and architectural photography & videography. Special thanks to the Crowne Plaza Battersea and Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce for their help and support. www.charlieroundturner.com/ www.roundturnervisuals.com/ twitter.com/charlieRTphoto facebook.com/charlieroundturnerphotography

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Business Bites – Actions not Donations to save the planet

This month Kay Chauhan, Business Correspondent for Wandsworth Radio, also caught up with CEO and Founder of the Social Enterprise The Do-Nation, Hermione Taylor, who is an innovator who came up with a unique way of getting people to pledge actions to help the environment instead of donating money. Hermione is now in her 6th year with a staff of six and is helping businesses to find ways to engage staff to reduce carbon emissions by carrying out simple challenges such as cycling to work or taking the stairs, as well as helping business to enhance their environmental credentials and improve on their Bottom Line at the same time.

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Business Bites – Flexible Funding for SMEs

Since the financial crash of 2008, High Street Banks have become notoriously stringent about lending to small businesses, and to be perfectly honest lending to anyone really. Go to any business networking event and it won’t be long before you hear the six year old mantra that High Street banks do not want to part with their loans unless you have a pretty good track record over three years, or you are willing to put down your personal assets as collateral. However, Market Invoice is one of a growing number of non-banks or alternative financial institutions that are bucking the trend and have created an online solution for SMEs looking to access funding. The fin-tech or Finance Technology it is using is also chipping away at the £80 billion stranglehold, or 85 per cent of the market that traditional banks have on invoice trading, where a business trades invoices with long payment terms, typically with corporate clients or well-known brands – in return for liquidity that would enable the business to continue to trade. Oliver Cummings, Partnerships Manager at Market Invoice, explains to Kay Chauhan how the fin-tech sector is helping SMEs access flexible and cheaper funding to run and grow their business, in the same way that ITunes and Spotify took the music industry by storm.

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Business Bites – Pop-up business clinics in Wandsworth libraries

A series of business advice clinics and workshops popped up all over the borough’s libraries with business experts providing advice and information on finance, marketing, IT and the Web, and legal services as part of Wandsworth Council in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Business Support in the High Street programme. Business Correspondent Kay Chauhan paid a visit to her local library at Wandsworth Town to speak to local businesses and business experts, including Lorna Bladen, Head of Events at Enterprise Nation.

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