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June 2017

  • 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
  • Wednesday 21st

    Wandle Fortnight

    FREE PUBLICITY & EASY ACCESS GRANTS
    DON’T MISS OUT

    WANDLE FORTNIGHT
    September 9th – 24th 2017 – Small grants from £20 to £200 available from Wandle Valley Forum – Tell us your Wandle Fortnight plans and receive free publicity

    Wandle Fortnight grants and publicity- The deadline is fast approaching to get your activities into the Wandle Fortnight publicity and to access the special small grants scheme. The process couldn’t be easier – we need a bare minimum of information and offer you free publicity and funds to support whatever you are planning. Let us know your plans and you can apply for a grant for between £20 and £200. Funding is available to support existing as well as new events and activities.

    Register your Wandle Fortnight event using the link below and apply for a Wandle Fortnight grant using the same link below. The final deadline is 21 July.

    http://mailchi.mp/50df0df35dea/wandle-valley-forum-bulletin?e=ed694a2031

    Our thanks to the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund for the support that makes Wandle Fortnight possible.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Website:
    mailchi.mp
  • Wednesday 21st

    Consultation-Proposed New Malden to Raynes Park Cycle Path

    This path is planned to run along Thames Water land, parallel to the railway line. They are holding a number of public exhibition events over the next few weeks and there is an online survey for residents to comment on the proposals. The consultation is open until 17 July 2017. More information is available from their website at: http://www.kingstonconversations.co.uk/go-cycle-new-malden-to-raynes-park.

    Consultation for a new 1.2km (0.75 mile) walking and cycling path from New Malden to Raynes Park forms one of 10 new schemes being developed as part of the Go Cycle programme in Kingston.

    The vision

    The Mayor of London and Transport for London have allocated Kingston Council £30 million to create new walking and cycling routes (see route map below) to improve road safety for everyone, upgrade public spaces and relieve the pressures on the borough’s transport network. This forms part of the Healthy Streets vision for London, enabling people to adopt healthier lifestyles and active travel choices.

    This latest scheme will open up a entirely traffic free route between New Malden Railway Station and Raynes Park Recreation Ground. The path will run along Thames Water land, parallel to the railway line, passing under the A3 Kingston by-pass and avoiding busy or lengthy alternative routes. Journey times between these areas for pedestrians and cyclists will be improved.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    www.kingstonconversations.co.uk
  • Tuesday 20th

    Mills of the River Wandle

    The Wandle was once described as the hardest worked river for its size in the world.

    Mills along its banks produced everything from flour and snuff, to copper, paper, leather and textiles.

    Discover more about the rich manufacturing history of the river and its historic mills at this free illustrated talk by Mick Taylor of Wandle Industrial Museum. The presentation is accompanied by a fascinating range of slides where you will certainly learn something new about Merton’s industrial heritage.

    West Barnes Library
    Station Road
    New Malden. KT3 6JF

    Further information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wednesday 7th

    Wandle Valley Forum's Annual Meeting, talks, presentations and supper

    Wandle Valley Forum’s Annual Meeting at 7pm on June 7th in the Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills.

    It includes an illustrated talk on our work during the year, AGM business, presentations from Wandle Trust and Living Wandle, an update on the Regional Park and a supper in the Wheelhouse.

    Donations will be requested on the night.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00-10.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills
    Entry:
    Donations will be requested
    Website:
    www.wandlevalleyforum.org.uk
  • 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

May 2017

  • 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
  • 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