Prudential Ride London

There will be a large number of road closures in West London and Surrey and you may be affected by congestion and increased journey times because of road closures in the areas around the route. The road closures can also result in displaced traffic that makes other parts of London busier than usual. The route has also changed slightly around Kingston. Information, advice and maps will be available online at http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/ and http://www.tfl.gov.uk/campaign/prudential-ridelondon

Transport for London (TfL) will be working with London Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP) to keep you informed about any impact on the road network.  LSCP will be working on behalf of TfL to engage directly with businesses and freight operators to provide advice on planning ahead and considering your options.

Exemplary Low Carbon Initiative Offices Open

In March 2014 Mansel House, an outdated 1960’s office block, reopened as a state of the art, green workspace.  The UK headquarters of software businesses Statpro, international software developers and Winshuttle moved to the exemplary building in Wimbledon Town Centre.

The objectives were simple, to refurbish and remodel an outdated building creating relevant and contemporary green offices.  This included draft proofing with high performance insulation, passive ventilation, water harvesting and collection,  maximising natural light and the use of healthy materials as well as working with the current occupiers to minimise their  emissions. The quality of architecture provides an exciting addition to Wimbledon Town Centre. The developers were Stanhope and Threadneedle, major players in the industry.

Read more about office space in Wimbledon Town Centre

Mayor urges small businesses to connect with £23m internet scheme

The Mayor of London has launched a £23m scheme to provide high speed broadband connections for over 9,000 small businesses in the capital. The Mayor described the scheme to leading members of the capital’s business community as he addressed the London First Infrastructure Summit. Find out more at here

Wimbledon Business, Charity and Rugby Club come together to fundraise!

Wimbledon accountancy firm WSM is holding their second charity ‘Rugby Sevens Tournament’ on  17th May. Following a brilliantly successful event last year, teams and spectators are invited to what’s sure to be another fantastic day.

This years tournament will be raising money for Wimbledon charity Stem4 and will be held at Wimbledon Rugby Club (where else?!)

If you are a rugby player get involved! Club and social teams are invited to show off their skills and with separate tournaments for men and women’s teams, everyone’s welcome. So if you’re a rugby player with 11 other team mates and fancy taking part please visit the WSM website here for more information.

If you’re not a rugby player (!) they want you too! Come along as a spectator to cheer on the competing teams and enjoy the BBQ and Live Music throughout the day.

Wimbledon Rugby Club has a car park and WSM will also be running a shuttle bus to and from Raynes Park Station. Spectator entry is FREE, though if you do enjoy your time there will be plenty of opportunity to make a donation to STEM4 on the day.

For further information:

E-mail: rugby@wsm.co.uk

Or call: 020 8545 7623

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Apprentices are winners

It was an exciting start to the working week for three young Apprentices who were recognised at a special award ceremony held by Wimbledon based Capital Training Group (CTG) to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week ( 3-7 March 2014)

CTG’s Big Breakfast event on Monday 3 March welcomed over 50 guests from local businesses and stakeholder organisations including Merton Chamber of Commerce, Merton Council and the National Apprenticeship Service. CTG places apprentices with local employers and supports them throughout their apprenticeship.

Special guest Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon and Under Secretary of State for Transport outlined the government’s views on Apprenticeships and the benefits to the economy both locally and nationally. Mr Hammond then presented the awards to the three hard working apprentices who had all been nominated by their employers.

Apprentice of the Year 2014 was Emma Elliott from Home Instead.  The judges recognised that Emma has not only excelled in her role as Recruitment and Training Administrator, she has also thrown herself into the of care side of the business so she could understand what it feels like to give hands on care.

Highly Commended was Wallis Browne from Capital Engineering Personnel.  Wallis received her award for applying herself with enthusiasm, helping reduce collection time for debtors in her role in credit control and her keenness to undertake all aspects of the business.

The Special Merit Award went to Nisa Leach from Clear Insurance. The judges were impressed with Nisa’s contribution to a wide range of business initiatives, including coordinating entire projects that have been rolled out across the company’s other branches.

CTG helps employers to recruit apprentices by offering a unique bespoke vacancy matching service and also provides excellent pastoral support for apprentices, encouraging and enabling them to complete their training and sustain their employment.

Within the last year, together with the help of its consortium partners, Capital Training Group has been able to support and place over 225 young people into Apprenticeships across London.

For more information about Capital Training Group and its range of Apprenticeship provision visit their website here