Independents Day Competition

Want to improve your business performance and be more competitive?

Enter the Independents’ Day competition – sponsored by Mondelēz International – and win our exclusive prize.

This prize draw is exclusively open to managers and owners of convenience stores, newsagents and out-of-home operators (this includes restaurants, pubs, hotels, cafes, caterers, contract caterers) in the UK. Deadline for entry is 4th July.

Each winner will receive a FREE place on the Digital High Street Skills programme Module 1: Understand your Customer and Digital Marketing, including workbooks and downloadable business tools.

The module covers the important basics of marketing right through to online channels and will: • Help the winners understand the importance of knowing your customer and their lifetime value • Give the winners the tools to develop a clear digital strategy which will build customer loyalty • Help the winners understand different digital marketing channels and how to use them successfully

By the end of the session the winners will be able to articulate what their marketing and digital strategies are, develop a marketing plan and understand how to benefit from a marketing planner.

The prize is for one place (out of 30 available). The training session will take place in one or two locations (Birmingham, Maple Cross, Manchester and Sheffield).  The training location will be confirmed after the competition closes and will depend on availability and the location of the selected winners. Winners must be willing to travel to the stated locations and will need to cover their own travel costs to and from the training venue.

For more information about the Digital High Street Skills training programme please visit: www.digitalhighstreetskills.co.uk

To enter the Independents’ Day competition please visit http://bit.ly/id2014comp

Find out more

Independents’ Day is organised by People 1st, the leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries. Now in its fourth year, the campaign was launched for the first time in 2011 and previously run by the National Skills Academy for Retail.

CALLING ALL WIMBLEDON BUSINESSES!

Celebrate your Success – Apply to Win

‘Wimbledon Business of the Year!’

Enter your business in the Merton Chamber of Commerce  2014 Best Business awards to be Wimbledon Business of the Year.
To apply for this award your business must be located within the Love Wimbledon Business Improvement area, you do not have to be a BID levy payer to apply.
This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in their area of business as well as sound management practices. You must be able to demonstrate sustainable growth and a degree of commercial success.
All you need to do is download and fill out the application form on the Merton Best Business Website or contact the Love Wimbledon team on 020 8619 2012 / info@lovewimbledon.org

Open to SMEs with 250 or less employees.

FREE TO ENTER

Autumn Arts- Get involved

From September 13th for three weekends,  Love Wimbledon will be joining up with local artists and organisations, including Bookfest, Merton Arts Trail and The polka, bringing a range of arts activities to the town centre.

Are you a cafe, bar, restaurant, Estate Agent or shop?

Or one of our many entertainment or leisure providers?

Would you like to display work by local artists, put on a performance or take part in other way?

If so then we would love to hear from you.

We are inviting Wimbledon businesses and stakeholders who would be interested in getting involved to contact us and join in.  The event gets heavily promoted, so be part of the Wimbledon Arts Scene this September.

Contact us at info@lovewimbledon.org

We look forward to working with you.

A taster of businesses that have signed up so far:

The Polka Theatre

The Old Frizzle

Berties Bar

Waterstones

Moss and Co

Centre Court

The Artshed is back!

Autumn Arts- it’s getting bigger and better!

So what’s in the box? It’s getting crazier, for three weekends expect more activities, food and fun to bring the best of Local Arts into our town centre. Businesses are getting involved this year, so keep checking out our website or twitter for updates.

In August we will publish a programme of events on our website.

A bit of a taster:

Watch out for our launch weekend on 13/14 Sept  with artists workshops for children and a special surprise in town.

On 20/21 The Polka theatre will be inspiring shoppers and residents with creative workshops based on Peter Pan (great for children age 4-14) and browse our new Arts Market bringing ceramics, prints and much more from local artists and designers.

On Sept 27/28 our partners  Bookfest are putting on a host of activities to bring books, characters and the arts to our streets – Wimbledon Library will also be taking over The Piazza)

So don your apron, bring a brush and come and get arty this September.

If you would like to take part please email us at info@lovewimbledon.org

 

Prepare for a fun packed Summer!

Wimbledon will be buzzing with activity this Summer, with a whole host of events taking place. Our Big Screen will return from 23 June to 6 July turning The Piazza into an open air cinema for two weeks, showing the Wimbledon Championships, hosting Wahaca’s Mexican Film Festival on Sunday 29 June and screening The Tour de France on Monday 7 July.

Chill Out Fridays will be running throughout July and August on The Piazza, providing lunch goers with a place to sit outdoors and enjoy live music. And our Monthly Weekend Markets will run until October providing shoppers with a variety of stall each month.

Make sure to visit our What’s On section, where all events will be detailed nearer the time