Entries by jennifer

Merton Discretionary Grant Fund Scheme Opens for Applications

  Small and micro businesses with ongoing fixed property costs may be eligible for a grant from the Discretionary Grants Scheme if they were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. This fund is significantly smaller than the previous coronavirus related grants and will only be […]

An Essential Checklist for Re-opening Your Business

  We have been working diligently to deliver timely updates and advice to help your business re-open safely. This checklist is intended for you to use as a guide to ensure there is a smooth transition back to work, regardless of the industry or size of your business. At this time, communication between your suppliers, […]

Government Guidance for Working Safely During Coronavirus

  The government has published guidance to help employers ensure that workplaces are as safe as possible during Coronavirus.  There is detailed sector-specific advice available, including managing social distancing, how to conduct and share a COVID-19 risk assessment and workforce management. Restaurants can continue to operate on a takeaway or delivery basis only until a […]

Eight Weeks to Save the Nation’s High Streets

UK High Streets are on the brink of collapse as the eight-week countdown to the next quarterly rent instalment begins today, according to the #RaiseTheBar campaign. Figures released today by #RaiseTheBar show 54,638 businesses from pubs to shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, galleries and gyms are currently unable to access the £25,000 RHLG grant due […]

Government Announces BID Resilience Fund

  A BID Resilience Fund has been announced by government to assist Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in recognition of the importance of BIDs in supporting businesses through Covid-19 and the vital role we will play in recovery. We are looking forward to understanding the detail of the grant, and we appreciate Stephen Hammond MP’s support […]

Santoro Licensing Wins The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

  Santoro Licensing is proud to have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. It is the UK’s most prestigious and highest accolade for International business success, and Santoro’s second such award to date. These Awards are made by HM The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. Santoro Licensing […]

Guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

WSM Advisors are hosting a series of 20-minute webinars on the government measures and the schemes they are putting in place during this time of economic uncertainty. They have provided a comprehensive guide for businesses to navigate the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including: Employers who are eligible for the scheme Traps to avoid Calculating the grant […]

Love Wimbledon Joins #RaiseTheBar Campaign

  These are unprecedented times for our economy at a local, regional and national level. Industry leaders, political figures and Business Improvement Districts are calling on the Government to support businesses within the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors who have a rateable value of more than £51,000.   Love Wimbledon is proud to join a #RaiseTheBar campaign being led by Croydon BID, asking […]

Reach Out and Connect Webinar Recording

  On Thursday 12th April Love Wimbledon and Merton Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint webinar with Merton Council to discuss what government support is available to businesses at this time, including grants and business rates relief. It was a great opportunity for businesses to ask questions and gain clarification about options available to them.  […]