Free WEEE Collection
22 September

Love Wimbledon has teamed up with award-winning recycling company, First Mile to offer BID businesses FREE quarterly collections of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

All your unwanted electrical items will be recycled, including those containing hazardous materials. Items which can be collected include:

  • Keyboards
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Telephones
  • TVs
  • Printers
  • Fridges

The next WEEE collection will be on Wednesday 22nd September. Booking to be made by Friday 17th September.

Booking is simple – just call First Mile on 0800 612 9894 or email customers@thefirstmile.co.uk.

When booking please supply the following information:

  • Business name & address
  • Pictures of the items
  • Best contact on site (Name, Number & Email)

Note: for this collection, there is a maximum of 5 Large WEEE items (e.g. 5 desktop monitors) which can be collected.

Networking Lunch at Pho Wimbledon
28 September

Tuesday 28 September 2021, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Merton Chamber of Commerce and Love Wimbledon invite you to our first joint in-person Networking Lunch of this year!‍

Join us for lunch at Pho Restaurant in Wimbledon, where you can enjoy casual business networking!

Bring your appetites, networking skills, business cards and make some vital new business contacts. Network with local businesses over your welcome drink, followed by a delicious two course lunch. Find out what is happening in Wimbledon and Merton and have the chance to promote your business.

Love Wimbledon BID businesses can receive discounted tickets through their automatic membership to Merton Chamber of Commerce.

Book your ticket here.

Safer Business Network Webinars

Safer Business Network run webinars every Wednesday, providing free training and information to businesses on a complex range of issues they may face on a daily basis.

The webinars will range from training sessions to panel discussions with industry experts and will cover a variety of topics based on the needs of members and current crime trends.

You can register all levels of staff within your business, from floor staff to management, security to directors. Places are limited so register via the links below to guarantee your spot.

​Upcoming webinars:

  • Reopening Webinar (Step 4): Wednesday 9th June 2021, 14:00-15:30
    As we prepare for the release of lockdown, and gradual reduction in restrictions, it is important that businesses are supported to navigate regulations and re-open safely – allowing them to adapt in the new COVID-19 world. This webinar will cover:
    – Current Government Regulations (relevant to the appropriate “Step”)
    – COVID-19 Safety Measures including What measures may need to be in place after this step.
    – Conflict Management
    – Your licensing responsibilities
    – Q&A with Police and other authorities
  • Dealing with Suspicious Items: Wednesday 16th June 2021, 10:30-12:00
    (Part of the Counter Terrorism & Critical Incident Series)
    This session will cover how to identify and deal with suspicious items.
    Including:
    – Identifying component parts of an IED
    – The key stages of an explosion (blast effect)
    – Recognising the common chemicals used to make home-made explosives (HME)
    – How to report suspicious activity
    – Response protocols and procedures (HOT, 4 Cs, cordon distances)
  • SCaN for Communications Professionals: Wednesday 21st July 2021, 10:30-12:00
    (Part of the Counter Terrorism & Critical Incident Series)
    SCaN for Communications Professionals is an awareness of the principles of security-minded communications and outlines what small steps a communications professional can take now to protect their organisation. SCaN for Communications Professionals Awareness will enable the audience to: ​
    – Understand the vital role corporate communications play in protecting an organisation from a range of threats.
    – Understand what those who seek to cause an organisation harm are looking for and need to plan their actions.
    – Plan how to help your colleagues and customers protect your organisation.
    – Prepare for a major incident or crisis.

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Monthly Sessions

Counter Terrorism Sessions for Business

As we enter the next stage of lockdown restrictions easing, everyone should be able to enjoy safely the opportunities to get out and about. To help you keep your customers and staff, Metropolitan Police, in partnership with Merton Chamber of Commerce, are hosting free monthly Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) sessions.

The current threat to the UK from Terrorism is Substantial – an attack is likely.

As further venues and sectors open, naturally public health will be at the forefront of business owners’ minds, however security must also be considered during planning and briefings, helping to protect customers not just against Covid, but terrorism too.

Businesses are being encouraged to:

  • Risk assess their existing sites and any new premises such as outdoor spaces; and consider the protective security advice available here
  • Get staff to sign up and complete ACT e-learning training.
  • Speak to the police about any concerns

Upcoming sessions:

  • June 21st
  • July 19th
  • August 16th
  • September 20th
  • October 18th
  • November 15th
  • December 13th

To register for a session or to find out more email matt.j.bryan@met.police.uk

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.

More Business Hub Events

With a list that’s constantly updated, London Business Hub have brought together trade shows, workshops, networking opportunities and their own series of invaluable business webinars in one essential directory.

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.