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July 2016

  • Thursday 14th

    Love to Lunch: Made in Italy

    Merton Chamber of Commerce and Love Wimbledon
    Invite you to . . .

    join us for our summer networking lunch at Made in Italy restaurant in Wimbledon. Based along the Broadway Made in Italy delivers authentic traditional Italian Antipasti and Pasta as well as the famous Pizza Metro, one of London’s best Pizzas!

    So, bring your appetites, networking skills and business cards and make some vital new business contacts

    Network with local businesses over your welcome drink and lunch, and find out what’s happening in Wimbledon and Merton, and have the chance to promote your business.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.30-2.00pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Made in Italy 141 The Broadway Wimbledon ,LondonSW19 1Q
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 7th

    Facebook for Business

    This three hour training session is designed to help small to medium sized businesses understand the commercial opportunities of Facebook for Business and the first steps needed to get to grips with it all. This session will focus exclusively on Facebook and offer plenty of practical guidelines and technical examples. The style of the course will be classroom style and the trainer will offer many live examples to demonstrate the topic.

    The course will answer questions such as:

    Why is Facebook important for my business?
    How does it Facebook for business work?
    What are the most recent changes?
    Is Facebook suitable for both B2C and B2B businesses?
    How do I grow an audience on Facebook?
    Where do I start? How do I set it all up?

    What will attendees gain from this course?

    Each attendee should leave this session with a better understanding of exactly how Facebook can help their business, together with solid guidelines about how to set everything up properly and effectively. Plus – some basic steps to take to implement an effective Facebook strategy.

    What level of social media experience should attendees have?

    If you don’t have a Facebook account for your business but want to learn more, then this is the course for you
    If you already have a Facebook account for your business but don’t really know how to use it to best effect – this is the course for you too!

    For our full programme of events please visit www.mertonchamber.co.uk/events

    Event details

    Time:
    9.30-12.30pm
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House Wimbledon London,SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    75.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Thursday 7th

    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 £25+vat is payable to access this course. Non Merton clients fee differs. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to book a place on this workshop.

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

    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:
    25.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Tuesday 5th

    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
    Forum:
    Business
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Bar 191,191 Worple Road Raynes Park,SW20 8RE
    Entry:
    £18.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Friday 1st

    The Battle of the Somme 1916 (Historic First World War film)

    The Battle of the Somme (1916)

    To mark the centenary of the battle, Merton Heritage Service will be staging a free screening of the historic First World War film which depicts the famous offensive.
    Friday 1 July, 7 – 9pm.

    Raynes Park Library Hall,
    Aston Road, Raynes Park.
    London. SW20 8BA.

    Free event
    Please confirm attendance by registering: 020 8545 3239 or 020 8545 4038
    email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-10.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library Hall, Aston Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk

June 2016

  • Wednesday 22nd

    Raynes Park Community Forum

    Community Forums are for local people – anyone with an interest in the local area is invited to attend these free meetings. Issues raised at Community Forum meetings will be taken up by the responsible organisation to follow up and report back on how problems are resolved.

    If you would like to suggest items to be discussed at the meetings please contact the Raynes Park Association via chrislarkman@gmail.com or contact one of your local councillors: http://www.merton.gov.uk/council/councillors.htm?view=wardslist.

    A link will be provided to the meeting minutes after they have been finalised.

    Minutes of Community Forum meeting from 3 March: http://www.merton.gov.uk/community-living/communityforums/raynesparkcomm…

    The last meeting (3 March) provided the opportunity to question our MP Stephen Hammond about the Crossrail 2 plans, as well as proposals to improve the area around Raynes Park. Over 70 local residents attended this meeting, together with seven Councillors.

    Event details

    Time:
    7.15-9.15pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Raynes Park Library Hall, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 22nd

    Mitcham at War: 1914 - 1918

    Mitcham at War : 1914 – 18

    This exhibition will give an insight into life in Mitcham during the First World War, including the life stories of local combatants, the role of women, the contribution made by local industry and Mitcham sites with wartime associations.

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Mitcham Library, 157 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 2RY
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 18th

    Wimbledon Village Fair--Event and Volunteers needed

    Wimbledon Guild Village Fair require volunteers to help in a wide range of jobs during this popular, annual event on Wimbledon Common Southside.

    Jobs include; raffle sales, helping with setting up and closing down, as well as directing people and traffic.

    If you can help with a few hours to support a local charity, then either call 020 8946 0735 or email: volunteer@wimbledonvillagefair.co.uk to be a part of the Village Fair Team.

    Make a note of the date in your diary.

    Event details

    Time:
    8.00-11.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Wimbledon Common Southside
  • Wednesday 15th

    Meet the New Volkswagen Tiguan Networking Evening

    Join the Lookers VW team and

    staff from Merton Chamber

    for an evening of Networking

    Presentation of the all-new Tiguan, our new Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) being launched during the Spring 2016
    Drinks & light refreshments
    Euro 2016 / Wimbledon Tennis sweepstake
    Networking opportunity

    Event details

    Time:
    6.00-8.00pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Lookers Volkswagen Morden 145 Morden Road Mitcham,LondonCR4 4DG
    Entry:
    £10.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 15th

    Emergency First Aid at Work

    This Emergency First Aid at Work, HSE Approved course is ideal for smaller 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.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Event details

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