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April 2017

  • Sunday 30th

    Sunday Evening Music among Friends--Chamber Concerts at Merton Abbey Mills

    In the ideally intimate setting of the medieval Colour House Theatre at Merton Abbey Mills, “Sunday Evening Music among Friends,” now in its 21st year, is a monthly series covering a wide variety of chamber music.

    Each concert begins at 7:30pm and lasts about ninety minutes including the interval, during which you can enjoy a free drink next door in the historic Wheelhouse.

    Please arrive a little beforehand to take your place, as the seats aren’t numbered.

    We plan the programmes carefully but reserve the right to vary them if necessary.

    Sunday April 30th, 7:30pm
    Robert Bridge (piano)
    Schubert: Moments Musicaux D780
    Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli Opus 120

    Sunday May 28th, 7:30pm
    Antonio Oyarzabal and Maite Aguirre (piano duet)
    Granados: Valses Poeticos
    Three Spanish Dances
    Mompou: Three Canciones y Danzas
    Childhood Scenes
    Mozart: Sonata in C K521

    Sunday June 25th, 7:30pm
    The Johannes Quartet, with Lyn Cook (violin)
    Mozart: String Quartet No.1 in G K80
    Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E flat Opus 16
    Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E flat Opus 87

    Event details

    Time:
    8.30-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills
    Entry:
    £14 (concessions £10) or quarterly season £36 (concessions £24)
    Website:
    www.mertonabbeymusic.com

May 2017

  • Thursday 11th

    Fire Warden Marshal Training

    This Fire Warden Marshal Training workshop is aimed at those employees within the organisation who have a key role to play within the management of Fire Safety in the Workplace.
    The course is tailored as a generic course and will include the following:

    The Legal Requirement
    The Triangle of Fire
    Types and Causes of Fire
    Extinguishing Fire
    Basic Fire Prevention
    Actions to be taken in the Event of Fire
    Fire Extinguishers
    Checking Fire Fighting Equipment within your Workplace
    Escape Routes and their Importance
    Fire Notices and Signs
    Assembly Points and Role Calls
    Proactive Fire Prevention
    Proactive and Reactive Role of a Fire Warden/Marshal

    You will be able to undertake a practical demonstration; allowing you to extinguish different types of Fire, using Fire Extinguishers on our Environmentally Friendly Fire Simulators.
    Who will benefit from this course?

    Any Individual who has a responsibility for Fire Safety; anyone who requires guidance on work place fire safety and anyone who requires their staff to have an in-depth Fire Safety Awareness.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-12.45pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    120.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 16th

    Ways to drive higher employee engagement

    Employee Engagement – why companies want engaged employees and how to develop a low cost implementation strategy.

    Beyond meeting basic employee needs – salary, holiday pay and sick pay; money and gym memberships don’t captivate engagement behaviour, but leadership and management style, role and person specific resources and company culture do.

    Companies with higher employee engagement enjoy enhanced productivity, profitability, customer service, staff retention and fewer sick days.

    What is employee engagement
    Why do companies want engaged employees?
    A brief outline of the theories that explain engagement.
    What drives employee engagement?
    Some low cost quick wins to take away.

    Aims and Objectives

    To understand the benefits of engaged employees to your Company.What underpins the state of engagement and how to drive higher engagement through leadership and low cost initiatives.

    What you’ll achieve at the end of the workshop

    An understanding the benefits of having engaged employees and how this can be achieved. At the end of the workshop you will receive coaching and consultancy to support the development of engaging leadership and management style and a bespoke strategy and a free consultancy session.

    This workshop is aimed for Founders / leaders / mangers / HR professionals of medium to large SME business with 10+ employees. (Employees concerned with attracting, developing and retaining talent.) Founders who are transitioning from working in the business to leading it.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 17th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is always exciting because you are the one who decides how to shape the business. Everything from the name on the door or website, through to the way the business looks and promotes itself is up to you. This workshop, ‘Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics’, will provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business.

    Topics Covered:

    Expert practical advice on starting a business
    Legal Structures
    Finance for small businesses
    Find out more about your market
    Tax and National Insurance
    Business planning

    Who should attend:
    Part of the “Thinking of Starting A Business” Series of workshops.Workshops are run by qualified business advisers.The Merton Business Support Service is financially supported by the London Borough of Merton and is an advisory service providing high quality, practical advice and support to help small businesses and startups develop and expand. The service is delivered by the Merton Chamber of Commerce and a network of some of London’s leading private sector business advisory and support firms. The business helpdesk is the first point of contact and your gateway to business services.

    A registration fee of £30+vat is payable to access this course. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to book a place on this workshop.

    Speakers:
    The workshop will be led by Kevan Dunne, an experienced trainer who has a wealth of experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    This workshop is supported by Merton Business Support Service.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.15pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

June 2017

  • Friday 2nd

    Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival 2017

    Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival 2017

    Fri, Jun 2, 2017 7:30pm
    Sun, Jun 4, 2017 10:00pm

    3 Marryat Road London, England, SW19 5BB

    Further details coming soon!

    http://www.marryatplayers.com/events/2017/6/2/marryat-players-chamber-mu…

    The Marryat Players Chamber Orchestra is made up of 40 talented young musicians who come together in the Easter holidays to rehearse intensively for five days at the orchestra’s home in Marryat Road. The players are supported by young professional musicians and music students who act as mentors, as well as being guided by conductors including Alexander Baillie, Tim Boulton, Matthias Feile, Robert Max and Leandro Silvera. Their repertoire stretches from Bach to Piazzolla, and includes five new compositions written especially for the orchestra. The Marryat Players have worked with several celebrated soloists including Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova and Piers Lane.

    Event details

    Time:
    8.30-11.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    3 Marryat Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5BB
    Website:
    www.marryatplayers.com
  • Saturday 17th

    Wimbledon Guild Village Fair

    Wimbledon Guild’s biggest annual event including jousting, live music and fun for all.

    More information: www.wimbledonguildvillagefair.org

    Event details

    Time:
    11.30-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Common, Southside, Wimbledon Village
    Website:
    www.wimbledonguildvillagefair.org
  • Tuesday 20th

    Best Practice For Improving Your Website

    A workshop helping business owners maxmise and get the most out of their business website- helping them to drive more traffic, more leads and more sales in a cost effective manner. The workshop is a mixture of slides, interactive audience participation and props.

    Aims and Objectives

    Is your website visitor ready?

    Is the homepage relevant to my search?
    Why should I care?
    How can I trust you?
    How do I contact you?
    Make your site responsive
    Improve your enquiry form
    Visitors – Personas, Use journeys, User goals

    Driving traffic to your site

    SEO : Research , Keywords , Landing pages, Optimisation , Yoast , Blogs
    Digital marketing
    Social Media

    Measuring and Evaluating your success

    Google Analytics
    Evaluation
    Ongoing

    All attendees will be provided with a FREE information and goodies pack to take away at the end of the session.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 28th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is always exciting because you are the one who decides how to shape the business. Everything from the name on the door or website, through to the way the business looks and promotes itself is up to you. This workshop, ‘Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics’, will provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business.

    Topics Covered:

    Expert practical advice on starting a business
    Legal Structures
    Finance for small businesses
    Find out more about your market
    Tax and National Insurance
    Business planning

    Who should attend:
    Part of the “Thinking of Starting A Business” Series of workshops.Workshops are run by qualified business advisers.The Merton Business Support Service is financially supported by the London Borough of Merton and is an advisory service providing high quality, practical advice and support to help small businesses and startups develop and expand. The service is delivered by the Merton Chamber of Commerce and a network of some of London’s leading private sector business advisory and support firms. The business helpdesk is the first point of contact and your gateway to business services.

    A registration fee of £30+vat is payable to access this course. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to book a place on this workshop.

    Speakers:
    The workshop will be led by Kevan Dunne, an experienced trainer who has a wealth of experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    This workshop is supported by Merton Business Support Service.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.00pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

July 2017

  • Tuesday 4th

    Emergency First Aid at Work

    This Emergency First Aid at Work, in the heart of central Wimbledon, is a HSE Approved Course, and is ideal for workplaces that present few health and safety risks.
    What you will learn?

    Basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations.
    Course Content:

    Health and safety (first aid) regulations
    Managing an incident
    The priorities of first aid
    Treatment of an unconscious casualty
    Resuscitation
    Shock
    Choking
    Seizures
    Bleeding
    Common workplace injuries.
    Assessment and certification – Continuous assessment by trainer

    “The Emergency first-aid at work course was excellent…not only was the course delivered locally, but with enough humour to keep us all amused whilst understanding the most serious concepts of human fragility.” – Ghigo Berni, San Lorenzo Fuoriporta
    Who should attend:

    Nominated emergency first aiders should attend or anyone wanting a comprehensive one day first aid.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-4.30pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    150.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

September 2017

  • Wednesday 6th

    Fire Warden Marshal Training

    This Fire Warden Marshal Training workshop is aimed at those employees within the organisation who have a key role to play within the management of Fire Safety in the Workplace.
    The course is tailored as a generic course and will include the following:

    The Legal Requirement
    The Triangle of Fire
    Types and Causes of Fire
    Extinguishing Fire
    Basic Fire Prevention
    Actions to be taken in the Event of Fire
    Fire Extinguishers
    Checking Fire Fighting Equipment within your Workplace
    Escape Routes and their Importance
    Fire Notices and Signs
    Assembly Points and Role Calls
    Proactive Fire Prevention
    Proactive and Reactive Role of a Fire Warden/Marshal

    You will be able to undertake a practical demonstration; allowing you to extinguish different types of Fire, using Fire Extinguishers on our Environmentally Friendly Fire Simulators.
    Who will benefit from this course?

    Any Individual who has a responsibility for Fire Safety; anyone who requires guidance on work place fire safety and anyone who requires their staff to have an in-depth Fire Safety Awareness.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.45pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    120+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk