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BREW – Building Resilience and Enterprise in Women

As part of Enterprise Month and hot on the heels of International Women's Day, we were excited to attend a series of workshops and inspirational speeches launching the BREW project - Building Resilience in Women. https://www.wandsworthlifelonglearning.org.uk/guide/brew/ https://twitter.com/WBCLLearning https://www.facebook.com/WandsworthLifelongLearning/

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Christmas Lights in Southfields

The Wimbledon Foundation got together with local businesses and community members again this year for an even bigger and more popular Christmas Lights event in Southfields. This is just one of the many events supported by the foundation and Denise Waterman spoke to Dan Bloxham and Helen Parker to find out more. http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/foundation @wimbledonFdn

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Next In Tech Conference October 5th – Coming Soon

Find out more about upcoming technologies and build your business! Wandsworth Digitech are launching a major conference next month. Called Next In Tech, and supported by Wandsworth Council, it aims to give businesses an insight into what will be upcoming technologies. With a pretty starry lineup it deploys people from Microsoft, Linkedin, MetroBank and numerous […]

COMEDIAN PAUL FOOT & SATIRIST CARPET MARTIN ON ‘WILSON SAYS’, WANDSWORTHRADIO.COM, SUNDAY, 4th NOVEMBER, 2018, AT 3 PM.

Wandsworth DigiTech Networks with Technology People

On Tuesday Wandsworth DigiTech held one of its regular networking meetings. Supported by Wandsworth Council and Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, this is a new programme, only started three months ago, to help technology companies in the Borough reach their objectives. Around 30 people were present, to listen to Dave Clarke of Benemen give an interesting […]

COMEDIAN PAUL FOOT & SATIRIST CARPET MARTIN ON ‘WILSON SAYS’, WANDSWORTHRADIO.COM, SUNDAY, 4th NOVEMBER, 2018, AT 3 PM.

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

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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’.

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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.

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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.

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

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

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Local business spotlight – Northcote Road SW11

Second instalment of our #DiscoverLocal series, supporting independent businesses in and around London. We first launched this initiative in November 2014 ahead of Small Business Saturday on 6 December to remind you to support, inspire and promote independents businesses, because as tempting as the big crazy offers from the giants might be, the small business owners need our support throughout the year. They are constantly struggling to make ends meet whilst making really small margins, and still they manage to bring very good deals and offer true value for money We hope you enjoy these stories and please contact us if you too are a Small Business with a story to tell. Maybe your products are highly bespoke and allow you to express yourself creatively, maybe you offer a hub for other makers to showcase their products, maybe you simply want to show the world everything that is on offer in your community. We’d love to tell your story. Produced by: The Quick Brown Fox hello[at]thequickbrownfox.co.uk ___ Featuring: Amy Collett - Amy Collett Millinery http://www.amycollettmillinery.com/ Rhiannon Davies - The Biscuit Tree Bespoke biscuits http://www.biscuittree.co.uk/ Zoë Chan - Typelark: Adventures with Letters http://www.uberbabygraphic.co.uk/type... Inma Goodhew - The Old School Club Creative Hub http://www.theoldschoolclub.co.uk/ Sammy Duder - Pottery Studio http://sammyduder.com/ Acknowledgements: Carolyn Ong & Mike Fletcher for their generosity of time & equipment

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Darling Magazine South African Ladies’ Networking Event

Pia Jackson has the pleasure of attending the quarterly networking event hosted by Wimbledon's own Darling Magazine. www.darlingmagazine.co.uk @darlingmagazine www.radiancehealthandbeauty.co.uk @radiancehealthb www.thepilatesclinic.com @thepilatesclnic www.styleambition.co.uk/ @StyleAmbitionUK www.sportscience.gb.com/ @jennyhwalker www.konigkitchens.com

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch