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October 2017

  • Wednesday 18th

    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
  • Tuesday 17th

    Things that go Bump in the Night-illustrated talk

    This talk will look at ghost stories, witchcraft and the paranormal in Merton.

    This illustrated talk by Heritage Officer Sarah Gould, will feature tales of ghosts, witchcraft and the paranormal in Merton

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 17th

    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
  • Thursday 12th

    Rebels with a Cause: Open event

    Your chance to view this special anniversary display, chat to current Salvation Army representatives and find out more about the work of the Wimbledon branch. This event will be run on a drop-in basis and refreshments will be served.

    All welcome.

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00-7.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Rd. Morden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 12th

    Unsung Heroes : Black and Asian troops during the First World War- part of Black History Month 2017

    Between 1914 and 1918, Black and Asian servicemen fought for King and Country in their thousands, yet their courage and dedication has often been hidden from history.

    This illustrated talk will reveal more about this courageous generation of men, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice and lie buried far from home and family.

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 11th

    Lord Mark Price in conversation with John Ashton

    Merton Chamber of Commerce and Wimbledon Bookfest 2017 Drinks Reception

    At a time when Bookfest is fast growing its reputation as a regional literary festival, Merton Chamber of Commerce, as your friend in business, is delighted to invite you to a wonderful opportunity to make new connections and share your views on conditions for business at a special business event during the Bookfest week.

    Our speaker is Lord Mark Price, former Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chair of the John Lewis Partnership. He is also the former Conservative Minister for International Trade.

    This event is timely and will cover the very topical issues faced by businesses as we move through the Brexit negotiations. How do business leaders steer their ships through the uncertainties ahead? What leadership and management styles will make them stand out from the rest? What lies ahead in relation to international trade and our European partners? If you are concerned about Brexit and the economic and trading uncertainties over the next 1-3 years we recommend you attend, and take the opportunity to put your question to Lord Mark Price.

    Lord Mark Price is a British businessman; the former managing director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership. In his book Fairness for All, Mark lays out a plan for inclusive capitalism and engaging employees, as the most important stakeholders in your business. Drawing heavily on the John Lewis Partnership model, Mark will show you how to get your employees in, and on, in work.

    James Ashton is based in Wimbledon, an experienced financial journalist and media consultant and was the former City Editor and Executive Editor of the London Evening Standard and City Editor of The Sunday Times.

    Please notify caroline.cook@mertonchamber.co.uk if you have booked to attend.
    Ticket prices : £15 Standard Ticket | £25 Exclusive Premier Member Package

    Booking; https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org

    Event details

    Time:
    5.00-7.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Baillie Gifford Big Tent, Wimbledon Common, SW19 5AZ
    Entry:
    £15 Standard Ticket or £25 Exclusive Premier Member Package
    Website:
    mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 11th

    Merton's Black and Asian History: An A-Z -part of Black History Month 2017

    This illustrated talk reveals more about the borough’s links to black history, from politicians, musicians and sportsmen, to the anti-slavery campaign, London Transport and the NHS.

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-12.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Mitcham Library
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 10th

    Local Heroes: William Wilberforce - part of Black History Month 2017

    This illustrated talk will look at the life of the famous politician and anti-slavery campaigner, including his links to Wimbledon.

    Event details

    Time:
    2.30-3.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library Hall
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 5th

    Wimbledon Bookfest 2017

    Wimbledon Bookfest

    10 magical days on Wimbledon Common

    Wimbledon Bookfest is a charity with large volunteer input and a small team of core workers. It was founded in 2006 by Fiona Razvi and Tony Kane whose ambition was to develop the arts and cultural offering in the area. The public festival takes place in early October in a ‘pop up’ festival site on Wimbledon Common in its Baillie Gifford Big Tent and William Morris Tent.

    It hosts almost 100 events in its 10 day period and has grown from 1,000 visitors in its first year to over 15,000 with 7,000 school children enjoying the festival last year.

    Any money raised is ploughed back into the festival and its education work with local schools. 67 primary and secondary schools took part in Wimbledon BookFest 2016. Central to BookFest is the desire to bring literature to the heart of the community and the community to the heart of literature.

    2017 line up includes: Ali Smith, Chris Riddell, Salman Rushdie, Brian Moore, Tracy Chevalier, Anthony Horowitz, Fergal Keane, Elif Shafak, Jon Sopel, Chris Boardman, Min Kym, Jane Gardam, Nick Hytner, Alexandra Shulman, Chris Patten Evan Davis, Alan Johnson and many more……

    See website for more details: https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/default.aspx

    Book Tickets at;
    www.wimbledonbookfest.org

    020 8543 4888 (Monday to Friday: 10-5pm)

    In person at the Festival Site from 6 October (M-F from 5:00pm, S+S from 10:00am)

    Event details

    Time:
    7.30-9.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Various
    Entry:
    Various
    Website:
    www.wimbledonbookfest.org
  • Tuesday 3rd

    Raynes Park Business Breakfast

    Merton Chamber of Commerce, Merton Council and The Raynes Park Association

    Would like to invite you to attend the next Raynes Park Business Breakfast. Book now and . . .

    • Network and share your views
    • Talk about the issues affecting local businesses
    • Hear from Merton Council and the Local Police on current issues and plans
    • Find out how Merton Chamber of Commerce can help your business

    Join us and have your say and influence the decisions of the town centre whilst meeting with other local businesses and enjoy a tasty breakfast* at Bar 191.

    *please advise any dietary requirements when booking

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-9.30am
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Bar 191 191 Worple Road Raynes Park, SW20 8RE
    Entry:
    20.00
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk