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Pia Jackson visits the Nine Elms regeneration area to see first hand how Wandsworth Council is working with local primary school children to get them interested in the changes going on around them and to excite their interest in the new arts and culture hub which has started to take shape.
The "Monster Soup" project, funded by the Wandsworth Council and the Battersea Power Station Foundation, uses puppet theatre to explore connections between the River Thames and local communities, culminating in a lantern puppet parade through the area’s changing landscape.
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This year’s Wandsworth Business Awards took place at the Civic Suite and were hosted by comedian John Moloney. Steve Pinto introduces the event and the winners!
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
Regenerate is just one of many local charities in Merton and Wandsworth which have been supported and funded by the Wimbledon Foundation. This short video gives a quick insight into what they do to help local communities in the SW London area...
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.
Heather White, Networking and Personal Branding expert, and CEO of Smarter Networking, reveals to Kay Chauhan how getting the sack from her job as an insurance broker lead to a thriving networking business with clients such as Nation Wide and host of professional service and business groups. Heather also provides her Top 5 Tips for successful networking and ‘Working in a Room’ in her forthcoming workshop for Wandsworth Council’s Enterprise Workshop series for new and growing businesses.
Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce has just appointed the MP for Battersea, Jane Ellison as its first President and Sarah Banham, Communications Director of Battersea Power Station, as Vice President.
Richard Tracey from the GLA and Nick Smales from Wandworth Council were present as well as about 70 people attended from a wide variety of businesses and organisations, including a strong presence from the care sector, South Thames College, and Wandsworth Chamber and guests.