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September 2016

  • Thursday 8th

    Twitter For Business

    Do you feel a bit of a twit about Twitter?

    Are you completely confused by this new form of communication? Do you feel left in the dark about how Twitter might help your business? Fear not, Terra Ferma Media and Merton Chamber of Commerce have devised a short, easy to follow, training course that will reveal all in plain English and help you decide if Twitter is for you or your business.

    This three hour interactive course will cover:

    Why social media can be important to business
    Brief background and Twitter’s place in the social media landscape
    How Twitter works
    Developing a Twitter strategy
    An A-Z glossary of Twitter terms
    How to set up and run a Twitter account
    Tools of the trade that can make your use of Twitter more effective
    What content is best for Twitter
    General do’s and don’ts
    Question time

    Trainer: David Fernando is a partner with Terra Ferma Media, a social media and marketing agency with a client list that includes several high profile local businesses. David is an experienced trainer and presenter with over 26 years experience in print and online media.

    “Thank you for helping organise the Twitter for Business event; I found it really useful. Lots of food for thought!” Helen Ede, Rainbow Productions

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London,LondonSW19 4EU
    Entry:
    £90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 8th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is exciting and rewarding 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. However it can be a lonely place but this workshop will not only provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business it will also give you support and encouragement.

    Topics covered include:

    Does your idea fit with your aspirations?

    Looking at the skills and experience needed

    Legal Structures

    Finance for small businesses

    Finding out more about your market

    Tax and National Insurance

    What should your business plan look like?

    Who should attend:

    If you just have a business idea at this stage or maybe completed some initial research and don’t know what to do next this workshop is for you. You will receive your personal copy of the Essential Start Up Guide, published by Cobweb® and leave equipped to develop your own action plan.

    Merton Chamber of Commerce provides high quality business support and advice to start ups and established small businesses to develop and expand. This is an interactive session in a small group that focuses on the practical considerations when preparing to start a business, and by the end of the session you should know what to do next and why.

    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 business adviser and trainer who has a wealth of practical experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.00pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    The Generator Business Centre 95 Miles Rd, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3FH
    Entry:
    £36.00
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

August 2016

  • Saturday 27th

    Wimbledon at War: A Guided Walk

    Part of the “Carved in Stone” project (London Borough of Merton Heritage First World War remembrance programme).

    A free tour of sites in Wimbledon to discover more about the area’s First World War heritage.

    Following on from the success of our 2015 event, Merton Heritage Service is staging another FREE guided walk as part of the Carved in Stone project. Planned for Saturday 27 August, this will focus on sites in the Wimbledon area with First World War associations – from the homes of local combatants and VCs, to recruitment venues, military training grounds, locations linked to refugee communities, women’s war work and famous wartime poets.

    As part of the event, participants can also chat to the descendant of a Wimbledon war veteran and visit the Museum of Wimbledon, which holds a large collection of First World War documents. There will also be a break for refreshments in one of the cafes in Wimbledon Village.

    The walk, covering 2.5 miles, starting from the steps of Wimbledon Theatre, includes a short bus journey, finishing at The Museum of Wimbledon.

    Booking is required: 020 8545 4038 or 020 8545 3239
    email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-1.30pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Starts at Wimbledon Theatre. Finishes at Wimbledon Museum
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 25th

    LinkedIn Workshop

    We’ll show you how to save yourself time and effort whilst building your online relationships, and how to leverage LinkedIn to grow your business.

    Outline Agenda:

    How to use LinkedIn as a key tool for you/your business
    How to create a profile that will attract attention, engage your target audience and market you
    Featured case study
    How to best connect with people (and things to avoid!)
    Tools and tips to help market and promote you/your products and services
    How to use LinkedIn groups
    How to create a company page
    Strategies and best practices to maximise your success
    How to create a Showcase page
    How to maximise the use of LinkedIn for recruiting talent

    Who should attend?

    Anyone with an interest in extending their LinkedIn knowledge to connect and engage with their target audience, generate quality leads and ultimately grow their business.

    Business Owners
    B2B Marketers
    Recruitment & HR professionals

    About the presenter, Naomi Scoffham, HR Consultant, Business Clan

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London,LondonSW19 4EU
    Entry:
    £90.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 16th

    Capability Brown and Wimbledon Park

    In this illustrated talk, Dave Dawson will give an insight into the history of Wimbledon Park, which was landscaped by the eminent designer, Capability Brown.

    2016 marks 300 years since Brown’s birth and Dave has unearthed many fascinating details about the vast 18th century park, just 15% of which now survives.

    This forthcoming event is taking place at West Barnes Library on Tuesday 16 August between 10.30 am and 12 noon.

    To link in with celebrations for the Capability Brown tercentenary, my colleague Dave Dawson ( Friends of Wimbledon Park ) will be giving a talk about the historic park landscaped by Brown during the 18th century. A similar session staged at the 2016 Discovery Day proved highly popular and Dave has unearthed some fascinating facts about the development and evolution of the park over the past 300 years, so this promises to be an interesting presentation.

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

    Event details

    Time:
    11.30-1.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden, KT3 6JF
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Sunday 14th

    Lancelot 'Capability' Brown tercentenary exhibition

    An exhibition, to celebrate Brown’s work in Wimbledon Park, as part of a festival to mark 300 years since his birth

    Landscape Architect of Wimbledon Park

    An exhibition at the Wimbledon Museum which combines historical information, maps, photographs and art works showing the link between Brown and Wimbledon Park

    Wimbledon Museum (The Norman Plastow Gallery)
    22 Ridgway, Wimbledon SW19 4QN

    14-22 August 2016 (12-5pm)

    2:30pm to 5:00pm weekends (Museum)

    with thanks to the Friends of Wimbledon Park

    Event details

    Time:
    1.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Museum
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Thursday 11th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is exciting and rewarding 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. However it can be a lonely place but this workshop will not only provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business it will also give you support and encouragement.

    Topics covered include:

    Does your idea fit with your aspirations?

    Looking at the skills and experience needed

    Legal Structures

    Finance for small businesses

    Finding out more about your market

    Tax and National Insurance

    What should your business plan look like?

    Who should attend:

    If you just have a business idea at this stage or maybe completed some initial research and don’t know what to do next this workshop is for you. You will receive your personal copy of the Essential Start Up Guide, published by Cobweb® and leave equipped to develop your own action plan.

    Merton Chamber of Commerce provides high quality business support and advice to start ups and established small businesses to develop and expand. This is an interactive session in a small group that focuses on the practical considerations when preparing to start a business, and by the end of the session you should know what to do next and why.

    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 business adviser and trainer who has a wealth of practical experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.00pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    The Generator Business Centre 95 Miles Rd, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3FH,
    Entry:
    £36.00
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk

July 2016

  • Wednesday 27th

    Community on the Green 2016

    Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage invites you to join us on Wednesday 27th July for our annual celebration of Cricket Green and everyone who lives and works here.

    This year we have a special focus on The Canons which is currently the subject of a multi-million pound Lottery bid. Take the opportunity to see the area as you may have never seen it before with a special 3D fly through display. There will also be a free guided walking tour of the grounds. Cricket will be played during the evening.

    The event will include:

    —exhibitions and displays about what is going on in Cricket Green, The Canons and the Wandle Valley
    —a chance to quiz the experts who have undertaken new historical research of the area
    —opportunities to have your say on how Lottery funding should be invested in The Canons and its grounds
    —short speeches at 7pm
    —information on the multi-million pound bid to the Lottery for The Canons and its grounds, including a guided tour of the grounds at 7.30pm
    —the latest news on the future of the Burn Bullock and the Cricketers pubs
    —a celebration of the oldest cricket ground in the world
    —opportunities to visit Mitcham cricket pavilion, Merton’s first registered asset of community value
    —drinks and light refreshments

    The Mayor of Merton has also been invited.

    We hope you will join other organisations, businesses and the local community for what will be a relaxed, enjoyable and informative evening.

    It would be helpful if you could tell us you’re coming by replying to info@mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Event details

    Time:
    7.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Website:
    mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk
  • Tuesday 26th

    IOSH Working Safely Workshop

    This one-day certificated course delivers an understanding of the essentials of health and safety and the importance of safe working. It is suitable for people at every level in any sector or organisation. It is an interactive course supported by high-quality animated graphics that make the presentation entertaining as well as memorable.

    Working safely meets the UK government’s guidelines for introductory Health and safety training and it entirely matches the Health & Safety Executive’s ‘passport’ syllabus.

    Course modules comprise:

    Introducing Working Safely
    Defining hazard and risk
    Identifying common hazards
    Improving safety performance
    Protecting our environment

    The course has also been modified so that it is now recognised by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment. This means that delegates who successfully complete Working Safely can apply for a CSCS ‘green card’ once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

    Workshop Trainer

    The course will be led by Steve Bennett.

    Participants are provided with a comprehensive manual / workbook which they keep. At the end of the day session, they also take a short assessment in order to achieve a pass and acquire their Working Safely Certificate.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-4.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon,LondonSW19 4EU
    Entry:
    150.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Sunday 17th

    Morden Family Funday 2016

    In addition to all the stalls and activities listed below; the day will include;
    Raffle with first prize of a Sony Playstation4 (Goodfellows Estate Agents)
    the Morden Classic Car Show 2016,
    locally brewed beers, ales and cider (The Merton Apprentice)
    Radio Jackie Roadshow,
    Dog Show (Maven Vet’s)
    childrens Go-Karts (Go-Karts Party)
    free dog micro-chipping (Blue Cross)
    Grand Prix mini car racing (Party Plus Events)
    Nerf gun battlezone (Nerf Tag Parties)
    bungee trampolines

    Organisations having a fun stall (with games) showing their activities and signing up new recruits
    Areas for children, young people and adults, with play areas and community interest stalls
    Funfair and Bouncy Castles
    Picnic and catering Zone
    Sound Stage for live events
    Festival of Football
    Cheerleaders
    Boxing Displays
    Bokwa
    Children’s Train Ride
    Martial Art Displays
    Family Fun Races
    Local Theatre Company
    Zumba
    Tap Dancing
    Belly Dancing
    Dog Show
    Kids Go carts
    Dog Fly-Ball Exhibition
    and many many more
    The fair will be made up of over 80 stalls, both commercial and charity.

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-6.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    tba
    Website:
    www.mordenfunday.org