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Santoro wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Santoro Licensing has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2018 This is the UK’s most prestigious and highest accolade for international business success. Speaking from the company’s Head Office in Wimbledon, Co-Founder Meera Santoro stated, “We feel incredibly proud to have received this Award. Our Licensing division has been responsible for many […]

YMCA St Paul’s Group forms with merger of local associations

YMCA London South West mergers into YMCA St Paul’s Group YMCA London South West is forming a large and local association called YMCA St Paul’s Group that will work across London and the metropolitan area. The move follows merging with YMCA East London in 2017, YMCA Slough in early 2018 and YMCA West London on […]

The Pod Bar celebrates six years in Wimbledon

The Pod Bar on The Broadway is celebrating six years in Wimbledon Set in New Wimbledon Theatre’s historic Turkish Baths, The Pod Bar was opened by Ian Brebner in 2012. Ian’s vision was for a venue that offered a fun night out with dancing and a variety of music from resident DJs. Over the years, […]

Power cuts update

A number of businesses have been affected by random and intermittent power cuts over the last few months Thank you for keeping us informed of these. We have identified and formed a strong relationship with the appropriate person at UK Power Networks and will work to ensure the infrastructure in Wimbledon is updated to reduce […]

The Alexandra hosts reception for local volunteers

The Alexandra recently hosted a thank you reception for YMCA’s Night Shelter volunteers YMCA‘s Night Shelter Co-ordinator, Nicki Zisman commented, “We’d like to shout out a huge thank you to The Alexandra pub, not only did they provide superb evening meals at St Mark’s Church for our guests in the first half of the run, […]

Update from our CEO,
Helen Clark Bell

Working hard for Wimbledon Whilst Love Wimbledon is ever present in the town centre looking after the town and working to support our businesses, we are also working hard for Wimbledon at a strategic level. Within the last few weeks; we attended the recent All Party Parliamentary Group on Crossrail, wrote again to the Deputy […]

Thanks for sharing the love!

Centre Court Shopping Centre raises £459 for British Heart Foundation   Centre Court’s Valentine’s Day campaign, encouraging businesses to #spreadthelove raised £459 for the British Heart Foundation. Local businesses were invited to write a love letter on the back of a uniquely numbered lock which was then attached to their stunning LOVE installation, with Centre Court […]

Crossrail1 meets Crossrail2

Love Wimbledon attends All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting on Crossrail Love Wimbledon was invited to attend this APPG meeting to discuss the key learnings from Crossrail 1 and to ensure these are taken into account for the planning and preparation of Crossrail2. APPGs are informal cross-party groups run by MPs to inform the conversation […]

Dementia Friends’ online resource for retailers

Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. Love Wimbledon is a member of the Merton Dementia Alliance and we are encouraging all public facing businesses to have Dementia Friends. It […]

stem4 wins Northern Digital Award for Best App

stem4 wins Best App 2018 at Northern Digital Awards Calm Harm, an app to help young people manage their urge to self-harm, is developed for stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has had over half a million downloads from across the world to date. Judges at the Northern Digital Awards 2018 said stem4’s entry […]