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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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TEDxWandsworth update

Tickets for TEDxWandsworth on 5th November at South Thames College have already sold out! Andrew Ballantine spoke to some of this year's partners and sponsors about their reasons for being involved, and it's not too late to get involved as a partners yourself! To find out more, email the team at partners@tedxwandsworth.com www.TEDxWandsworth.com @tedxwandsworth

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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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Business Bites – “UnWined” in Tooting Market

Pop-up wine events organisers Kiki Evans and Laura Ward enjoyed dreaming up fun activities involving wine when they ran a nomad pop-up service, A Grape Night In across London. But their quirky ideas and service developed into quite following, and through an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign, the wine connoisseurs have transitioned into a permanent trading outpost in the middle of Tooting Market. Kay Chauhan catches up with co-owner Kiki about the duos newly opened business ‘UnWined’.

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Business Bites – Networking for Success

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.

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Business Bites – Wandsworth Business News Round-up

Business Correspondent for Wandsworth Radio, Kay Chauhan, compiles a round-up of business news in Wandsworth. This month includes the Federation of Small Business Confidence Index which reports a dip in confidence among London Businesses compared to Q1; Delphis Eco, a Battersea-based eco-friendly, cleaning products manufacturer, has been selected by government and UK Trade body to front a trade mission, alongside big guns Aston Martin and Burberry, to promote UK business and exports overseas; a new business centre in the heart of Wandsworth, Workspace’s The Light Bulb business centre hosts inaugural networking event for the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce; and overall winners of FSB London Business Awards includes two Wandsworth businesses, First Aid training providers First Aid for Life and chic nail bar cum coffee house London Grace.

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Business Bites – FSB London Awards Finalists

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Wandsworth businesses will take centre stage during the Federation of Small Business London Award Gala Award ceremony this week. Kay Chauhan speaks to Wandsworth Finalists Emma Hammett at First Aid for Life, Kirsten Hazell at London Grace and Niamh Shevlin of Arty Lobster. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Gender Pay Gap Audit

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. David Cameron is making it mandatory for businesses employing more than 250 people to carry out a Gender Pay Gap Audit from next year. Kay Chauhan asks web recruitment business Juliet Turnbull and Career Coach Beverley Bramwell, what impact this will make to women and the gender pay gap. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Work-life balance for mothers

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Juliet Turnbull, Founder and CEO of 2to3day.com recently launched the recruitment portal site to revolutionise working practices in the UK. The website aims to match employers seeking to recruit for senior positions to mothers who want to continue with their careers part time without having to relinquish their roles and responsibilities as mothers. Kay Chauhan speaks to Juliet Turnbull about her mission… http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Interview with Carole Railton

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Kay Chauhan Interviews Carole Railton, Communications expert and Behaviourist Carole explains how tailoring your communications according to personality type, facial gestures and body postures, and gender, can positively impact your business brand and relations with colleagues and clients. She also provides insight on effective communications via multi-media platforms. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Does your business Pitch Seal the Deal?

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Love it or loathe if you run a business you'll not be able to get away from it. Kay Chauhan speaks to local businesses to find out the best tips on what makes the perfect Business Pitch, and also what to avoid... http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Earlsfield Campaign for Festive Lights

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Join the campaign to light up Earlsfield businesses with festive lights this Christmas Kay Chauhan interviews Alexandra Wyatt, General Manager for Tara Arts and Committee Member for Earlsfield Business Network. She Explains why Christmas is high on her agenda. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Get fit for more business…

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. The Get Fit for Business campaign is the brainchild of the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce and Kate Giles of the Crewroom. The idea is to help businesses to network but in more sporty environments such as on paddle boards on the Thames at Putney Embankment. Kay Chauhan find out more... http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Housing Bonus Benefits Local Businesses

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. £2m Housing Bonus to benefit local businesses over next two years... Wandsworth Business will benefit from a range or resources, as a result of £2m housing bonus windfall from the Greater London Authority Kay speaks to the Council's Economic Development Unit and what this cash will mean to local businesses http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Jane Ellison MP becomes 1st President of the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce

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. http://www.wandsworthchamber.org @WandsChamber

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South Thames College and Wandsworth Chamber in the House of Commons

Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce has just appointed the MP for Battersea, Jane Ellison as its first President. Sarah Banham, Communications Director of Battersea Power Station, was also appointed Vice President. Staff from South Thames College gave short presentations about how the college worked to train people in health and social care, as well as other sectors and about 70 people attended from a wide variety of businesses and organisations, including a strong presence from the care sector and Wandsworth Chamber and guests. http://www.wandsworthchamber.org @WandsChamber

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