Love Wimbledon’s Talk of The Town:
11 November

Wednesday 11 November, 4pm – 5pm.


Join Love Wimbledon’s annual ‘Talk of The Town’ event, held this year on Zoom. This is a FREE event but please RSVP – details below.


Hear about Love Wimbledon BID’s activities and services, learn how the town is adapting to Covid-19 and understand the future of the office as a workplace.

As Wimbledon adjusts to a new norm, with shops and most hospitality businesses open and some offices returning, join our annual event to learn more about Love Wimbledon’s support to the town and its businesses.

The event will be chaired by Paul Harvey, Chair of Love Wimbledon Board of Directors.

This years’ speakers include:

  • Helen Clark Bell, CEO of Love Wimbledon BID speaking about the activity and business support Love Wimbledon has delivered and future plans to improve Wimbledon
  • Jitesh Patel, CEO of Peldon Rose, a Wimbledon-based business of Workplace Thinkers and Makers – leaders in their field. Jitesh will share new research on offices for the future and his experience of being a fully open and functioning office workspace in these times.
  • Libby Andrews, Marketing Director of Pho restaurants, discussing how Pho restaurants have adjusted to Covid-19 and how Love Wimbledon has assisted the business in Wimbledon.

Love Wimbledon’s annual business update is your chance to hear first-hand how your annual investment is making a significant difference to the town and to also ask questions and meet the Love Wimbledon team and Directors.

You can read our 2019-2020 Annual Report here.

All businesses are welcome.

Please submit questions in advance to helencb@lovewimbledon.org

To book your place, RSPV here.

Reach Out and Connect Webinar – Getting the Most Out of Google:
12 November 2020

Thursday 12th November 2020.

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Harnessing the Digital Marketing potential of Google’s suite of free tools, without spending a penny!

Join Merton Chamber of Commerce‘s next webinar in their Reach Out and Connect series.

This webinar will feature Mark from Wimbledon’s independent web and marketing company Little Shock, for a session on the best Google tools to use to gather data, spot trends, research keywords, enhance your website and increase your rankings within Google’s search rankings.

Please note that this is a virtual meeting held online via Zoom video conference. Followed by a Q&A Session

‍Register here.

 

Event Protocols

Please login five minutes before to give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with Zoom controls.

Below are some Housekeeping tips. (Please make sure you send Zoom link to your personal email accounts if company intranets do not support Zoom meetings. It may also help you to print off these details).

• Zoom is a great platform. Please familiarise yourself with the functions and please do not be shy to use the Video facility.

• If you login early and do not want to chat you can Un-Mute yourself and Close your Video function until the meeting starts. These are the buttons on the bottom left of the Zoom screen.

• When the meeting starts and all but the speaker’s microphones will be muted. During this time we suggest you go to Speaker View, This is a button at the top right-hand side of the Zoom screen. Please note: the ‘Gallery View’ and ‘Speaker View’ buttons are Go To Page, destinations. (They are not the title of the page you are on.)

• Please use the Chat function, on the right hand side of your screen, to ask questions as they arise during the speaker’s talks – these will be answered at the Q&A session by the panel of Speakers.

• During the Q&A session, if you want to ask a question live and Un-Muted to the panel. Click on the ‘Raise Hand’ button and we will try and get to everyone. You can submit questions prior to the event via email to info@mertonchamber.co.uk .

• The event will be recorded and details of any information provided by the speakers after the event, will also be sent out.

• Please be civil during the event. These are unprecedented times and there is a huge willingness to help by everyone but we know your pain and how frustrating it can be to wait for others to provide solutions.

Reach Out and Connect Networking Event for Creative Sector:
18 November 2020

Wednesday 18th November 2020.

11 am – 12 pm

Courage, Creativity and Collaboration

Join Merton Chamber of Commerce (MCC)‘s new virtual networking experience.

Join MCC’s chair, John Merriman (owner of Crown Lane Studio) for a networking event for businesses within the Creative Industries Sector. Along with Nick Parr of New Wimbledon Theatre.

Courage and creativity are critical attributes for the creative sector in these challenging times. This event is focussed around providing a supportive and collaborative environment for businesses to share their journey and views on what lies ahead. Such networking will help you to meet like-minded businesses that could lead to new collaborations and ideas.

So join now for this network get-together, which will be coming to your screens via Remo! Where you can connect with other guests, and move freely around the ‘room’ and meet guests on different tables, giving you a whole new virtual networking experience.

‍‍Register and find out more here.

London Business Hub Webinars

Property Advice Webinars

The London Business Hub are running FREE property advice masterclasses to businesses, covering topics such as business rates and lease negotiations. These masterclasses will cover a range of topics to support London’s SMEs on the issue of being a commercial tenant, including:

  • Advice on how to navigate rent negotiations with your landlord
  • Handling talks with your Local Authority on issues such as moving forward a change in planning use class and business rates
  • How to use arbitration services to break an impasse in rent negotiations with your landlord
  • Advice on how to negotiate an exit from a current lease/licence commitment

Upcoming Webinars:

To take part in this programme your business needs to:

  • Have 250 or less employees (including yourself)
  • Have an annual turnover below £44m
  • Be based or trading in London

Covid-19 Business Help Series

These highly informative FREE webinars are delivered by expert speakers and carefully designed to guide London’s small businesses across various problem areas, as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19.

See the full list of webinars available here.

Online Training:
Display Screen Equipment Awareness Course

Working from home?  Is your PC or laptop set up correctly?  This course is aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE).  

DSE is a term that covers a wide range of equipment. If it is not set up correctly, users are at increased risk from certain disorders. As an employer, you share the responsibility to keep people safe at work. That means undergoing relevant training and ensuring that rules are followed.

These courses are aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) and those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work. In practice, if you use display screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’. So what do we mean by display screen equipment? The first thing most people think of is a computer monitor. But that’s not the only thing it refers to Display screen equipment could also mean laptops, tablet PCs, televisions, smartphones, CNC control pads, portable diagnostic screens or equipment containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations contain special directives covering DSE safety.

Both employers and employee-users have responsibilities under the legislation. These courses fulfil your statutory training obligations and covers among other things, the correct way to set up and use your display screen equipment safely. Reducing the risk of work related conditions.

This course can be undertake at any time and any place.

 

Merton Chamber of Commerce launches a suite of affordable online training to support employers in meeting their legal duties.

  • All courses are certified and are completed online.
  • Certificates will be issued upon completion.
  • Additional courses available upon request.
  • Course price: £35

Click here to book or contact info@mertonchamber.co.uk if you want more information.

Online Training:
Fire Marshal Course

The main outcome of this Fire Marshal training course, held by Merton Chamber of Commerce is to provide you with the knowledge to carry out the functions of a fire marshal.

Please note, this course also contains all of the content in the Basic Fire Awareness and Fire Extinguisher courses.

This course is available to you to undertake at any time and any place.

Merton Chamber of Commerce launches a suite of affordable online training to support employers in meeting their legal duties.

  • All courses are certified and are completed online.
  • Certificates will be issued upon completion.
  • Additional courses available upon request.
  • Course price: £35

Click here to book or contact info@mertonchamber.co.uk if you want more information.

 

Online Training:
Emergency First Aid at Work Refresher Course

The perfect follow up if you have already undertaken one of Merton Chamber of Commerce’s Emergency First Aid at Work courses.

This Emergency First Aid Refresher course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

 

Merton Chamber of Commerce launches a suite of affordable online training to support employers in meeting their legal duties.

  • All courses are certified and are completed online.
  • Certificates will be issued upon completion.
  • Additional courses available upon request.
  • Course price: £35

Click here to book or contact info@mertonchamber.co.uk if you want more information.

 

Online Training:
Mental Health Awareness Course

This course, held by Merton Chamber of Commerce will provide practical advice on supporting those with mental health conditions.

What is the difference between mental health and mental illness? This course covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions.

As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions.

This course can be taken at any time and any place.

 

Merton Chamber of Commerce launches a suite of affordable online training to support employers in meeting their legal duties.

  • All courses are certified and are completed online.
  • Certificates will be issued upon completion.
  • Additional courses available upon request.
  • Course price: £25

Click here to book or contact info@mertonchamber.co.uk if you want more information.