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Love Wimbledon Board Welcome New CEO

We are delighted to announce that Craig Hurring has been appointed as the new CEO of the Love Wimbledon BID. Craig brings with him a wealth of experience. He previously worked for South Bank Employers’ Group, an organisation which has led the transformation of London’s South Bank and who are also the delivery agent for […]

New Financial Business Support for Coronavirus

  The Government has announced additional support schemes for businesses most recently impacted by Coronavirus, which include: One-off grants of up to £6,000 for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) for businesses affected by the pandemic but that are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates Reintroduction of the Statutory Sick Pay […]

Plan B Guidance for the Hospitality Sector

Several changes have come into effect following the announcement of Plan B. Covid Passes From 15th December an NHS COVID pass is required for those aged 18 years or over to enter nightclubs, late-night dance venues and indoor events with 500 or more unseated attendees. This includes proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test […]

The Wimbledon Gift Card featured
on BBC London TV

  The Wimbledon Gift Card has been featured on BBC London TV as having synergies with supporting the town centre throughout the Christmas shopping period. As the new work from home announcement came into effect on 13th December, it reported on the positive impact on Wimbledon Town Centre, including an interview with Elys, Wimbledon’s independent department store. Love […]

The Festive Spirit Returns to Wimbledon

Love Wimbledon has brought the festive spirit to Wimbledon Town Centre in the lead up to Christmas, attracting visitors to the town through activities and events and the launch of The Wimbledon Gift Card   Decorating the Town Our magical, twinkling tree has returned outside Wimbledon Station bringing a smile to commuters and visitors passing […]

Merton Best Business Award-Winners 2021

After a one-year break, over 200 local business people gathered yesterday evening, 1st December, for the Merton Best Business Awards (MBBA) at the prestigious All England Tennis Club. The MBBAs were redesigned for 2021 to recognise the challenges faced by businesses during the pandemic. A range of new categories and an easier application process attracted […]

Time & Leisure 10th Anniversary Food and Culture Awards Launch

  Awards season is upon us! Back for the 10th year, the Time & Leisure #FoodAndCulture awards celebrate world-class food, drink and culture in South West London and Surrey,  recognising the talented and passionate people who make us our hospitality and arts industries. Love Wimbledon is proud to be sponsoring the ‘Wimbledon Town Centre People’s […]

Event Recap: More Independent Shops
and Better Places and Spaces

Summarising key findings from their latest business survey, Love Wimbledon BID held an online meeting attended by over 60 businesses, titled The Next Five Years. Over 80% of businesses, in our recent consultation think Love Wimbledon is promoting the Town Centre well, with 80% also agreeing they represent the interests of their business. Even in […]

Apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

Businesses that employ EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens should encourage their employees to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) before 30th June 2021 to continue working and living in the UK. This toolkit contains key information to provide employees about the EU Settlement Scheme, including eligibility and support. Employees who would like advice about […]

Darwin & Wallace Wins Publican Award

Darwin & Wallace, a collection of unique neighbourhood bars, including 601 Queen’s Rd in Wimbledon Town Centre, has won a Publican Award for best drinks offer. In a recent virtual ceremony, the Publican Awards honoured pub companies across the UK that have continued to excel despite a difficult year and in the face of utter […]