Merton Chamber’s Christmas Lunch

Get into the festive spirit on December 13th at 12:30 pm in Al Forno, Wimbledon for an Italian-style Christmas Lunch. It will be an afternoon full of fun, festivities and delicious food.

Come together to share food, drink, crackers and of course business cards for some Noel Networking! The aim is to have some festive fun whilst connecting and socialising with other local businesses.

If you would like to promote your business further by donating a raffle prize, please email natasha@mertonchamber.co.uk. The proceeds will go to Merton Giving.

 

Follow this link to purchase a ticket: https://www.mertonchamber.co.uk/event/chamber-christmas-lunch

Talk of the Town
18 October 2022

The Love Wimbledon Annual General Meeting, ‘Talk of the Town’, is an opportunity to find out more about the work we are doing in the BID, meet our new CEO and hear about our strategic aims for the next five years and new developments in the town centre.

Richard Harrison will be joining us from The Golf Groove to talk about how they chose Centre Court Shopping in Wimbledon to locate their indoor golf simulator.

Date: Tuesday 18th October

Time: 5pm Networking, 5.30-6.30pm Presentations

Location: Tuition House, St George’s Rd, SW19 4EU

More speakers to be announced soon.

Book your place here.

How To Keep Your Company Cyber Secure
16 September 2022

About this event
Wimbledon-based cyber security company Policy Monitor is launching its new information security management product, Cyber Security Policy Monitor (CSPM) at this free event for local businesses.
Stephen Hammond MP will present A View from Westminster – A Political Perspective on Security.
Founder and CEO of Policy Monitor will present the new product, CSPM and outline the company’s aim to support the government’s mission to make the UK the safest place to do electronic business.

 

What is CSPM?

CSPM is a cloud-based solution that helps SMEs find important information on Cyber Security, assess the risks they face regarding Cyber Security and then plan and implement the simple steps to reduce those risks in a cost-effective manner.

Using CSPM, Policy Monitor helps organisations take best practices and define cost-effective security policies tailored to their situation. Implemented as workflows, companies can quickly and simply create and organise their own cyber security processes to UK government standards, vital if the organisation is to do business with the government. Organisations also maintain training and awareness to keep staff alert, schedules regular tasks so they are not forgotten and initiates practiced responses when attacked.

CSPM makes management easy with visual dashboards to demonstrate progress against key performance indicators and clear workflows for users to follow. They keep up to date and are able to respond to a constantly changing cyber landscape.

 

Exclusive Offer
Those companies that attend the half-day event starting at 9.30am either in person or virtually, and who sign-up for CSPM within the week will receive a 50% discount for the first year of use, or 20% for signing up in the first month, and all will have a further 20% discount for the next year.
Love Wimbledon and Merton Local Chamber of Commerce Members will receive a 10% perpetual discount on Cyber Security Policy Monitor (CSPM).

Friday 16th September 2022

10.00am-12.30pm

 

Book Your Ticket Here

 

Free Electronic Waste Collection
25 January 2023

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 25th January. Booking to be made by Friday 20th January.

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.

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Monthly Sessions

Counter Terrorism Sessions for Business

As restrictions have eased, 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:

2022 Dates to be announced soon.

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

FREE London Business Hub Webinars

 

Business Help Series

These highly informative 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.

Property Advice Service 

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 fulfill 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 undertaken at any time and any place.

 

Merton Chamber of Commerce launched 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 launched 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.