Merton’s Business Network for Climate Action
8th Oct 9:30am

“Having a plan for the Climate Emergency is essential for businesses – it helps your “green” credentials, helps your credibility with staff, customers, stakeholders and improves business opportunities” Diana Sterck, Chief Executive

 

A growing number of businesses are placing the actions they can make in tackling the climate emergency at the heart of their business. Merton Chamber of Commerce, as the organisation representing business and Sustainable Merton as the local, expert environmental charity have come together to support businesses in their journey towards carbon neutrality.

Hear from First Mile who will be talking to us about:

  • Clean Air Day – How First Mile contributes to cleaner London Air
  • How First Mile Has responded to Covid-19 – from day-to-day operations, keeping collections reliable and adapting to life after lockdown.

This will be followed by a Q&A session and general discussion and what action can be taken to help tackle climate change.

 

REGISTER HERE to join this meeting online.

 

Brought to you in partnership with Sustainable Merton

Sponsored by: Centre Court Shopping Management

This event will take place online via zoom

Preparing For Brexit

It is important for businesses to start taking action to prepare for new rules that will come into effect from 1 January 2021, even if you do not trade with or do business in the EU.

The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched an EU Exit Hub to support London businesses with preparing for these changes that might affect them when the transition period ends. The Hub contains information and links to official guidance on a range of matters including:

  • Staff employment
  • Business travel
  • Exporting and importing
  • International trade: paperwork, costs, logistics
  • Data protection
  • E-commerce
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Public procurement
  • Intellectual property
  • Taxation

Find out more here.

Reach Out and Connect: Take Time to Network
20 Oct 9am

The Merton Chamber of Commerce business to business networking is back.
It’s virtual, it’s free and brings you a valuable way to connect with both new and existing contacts .

Merton Chamber will also update you on what it has been doing to represent your issues and concerns at a local and national level during these unprecedented times.

Register Now to:

  • Network and connect with other local businesses
  • Share your views about the issues affecting your business
  • ‍Participate in breakout out rooms for more in-depth conversations
  • Hear from a Guest Speaker
  • Network with local businesses to help you raise your profile and enable you to engage with the local community.

Hear from guest speaker, Khalil Rener, Rener Wellbeing’s Founder and Director, who will introduce us to how they have been supporting organisation’s wellbeing and how they can support us going forward.

‍These webinars are offered free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of our Patron member, Hartley Fowler Chartered Accountants

Register Here

Mayor of London Launches
Back To Business Fund

Back to Business Fund Pay It Forward

 

The Mayor of London has launched a £1m Back to Business Fund, match funding up to £5,000 for small and independent businesses through the Pay It Forward London crowdfunding platform. The funding is intended to help businesses expand their operation online, invest in the future and adapt to safe, socially distant practices in sectors that rely on physical trading, including retail, hospitality, leisure, tourism, travel, creative and arts, entertainment and recreation, and health and fitness.

To be eligible, your business will need a crowdfunding project on Pay It Forward London and reach 25% of your campaign target. Once 100% of your target is reached, the funding is released, up to £5,000 – or 50% of your campaign target.

For more details about eligibility, to set-up a project and to apply click here.