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BUSINESS TODAY

Issue 19: June 2018

It’s your Waterloo - Be part of it

• New Chamber Chairman set's out his vision. Page 6

Peckham prepares to celebrate annual festival. Page 8

Royal opening for London Bridge station. Page 30

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Welcome Contents

Welcome to

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The Southwark Chamber of Commerce magazine for all Businesses in Southwark As anyone who has spent any time watching the Thames can confirm its either flowing up river or down, the only time it is standing still is when it is changing direction.

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In the past few years we have had re-rating, terrorism and introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations to name but a few topics which require us to re-evaluate and change the way we work. These all have one thing in common, they cannot be ignored, that way leads to loss of profitability, fines – or much worse.

May you live in interesting times

I am very honoured to have been elected Chairman of Southwark Chamber of Commerce and I hope I can serve the membership with as much professionalism and enthusiasm as my predecessors.

It is said the ancient Chinese cursed you by saying ‘may you live in interesting times’; well we do live in interesting times and in my experience any business person who is bored of London, to misquote Samuel Johnson, is bored of being profitable.

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Going forward, the Mayor has published his plans for the Ultra Low Emission Zone. This comes into force in central London in April 2019 and effect deliveries by Southwark Businesses into Central London. In 2020 the zone will include all London for HGVs and busses making it necessary for us to consider how we will get supplies in and out of our premises. In April 2021 all motor vehicles inside the North and South Circular Roads will be caught bringing the vast Majority of Southwark inside the regulations at a stroke.

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Contributing Editor Susan Isaacs

I believe there is strength in numbers and real benefits to be gained from sharing experience and information, and that is where I hope the Chamber can assist you. If you are a member please take the time to participate and if you are not a member we welcome you with open arms.

Southwark Business Today is mailed without charge to all Chamber members and distributed to businesses in the Borough. All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor at Southwark Chamber of Commerce.

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Up Front

Artwork commemorates terror attack

Street artist Jimmy C, known in London for his work paying tribute to David Bowie and William Shakespeare, has produced a major piece in memory of the London Bridge terror attacks. The work shows a series of hearts floating in space and is painted under one of Network Rail’s arches onStoney Street, in Southwark. The attacks, on June 3, 2017, took place in the surrounding area. Jimmy said: “The terror attacks shocked everyone who loves our city. It is a great honour to be able to create a lasting image to the memory of those who lost their lives and to the resilience and spirit of London.” Network Rail’s Eddie Burton, who manages community rail projects, said: “We’ve worked closely with Jimmy C in the past and knew he would create something beautiful for London on our arch.” Network Rail previously worked with Jimmy C on a Shakespeare portrait on Clink Street, Southwark.

Special party celebrates arrival at station Network Rail workers at London Bridge station played host to a very special birthday party when the first – and so far only – baby to be born at the redeveloped station returned with his parents to celebrate his first birthday. King Abraham and his family were invited to celebrate the milestone by Network Rail’s London Bridge station team, some of whom helped to deliver him a year ago. The drama unfolded on 27 April 2017 when King’s mum, Otaa, went into labour on platform 9 just after 4pm. Station staff were alerted and reacted quickly, putting her in a wheelchair and taking her to a first aid room before calling for an ambulance. They also put out a call on the station public address system to ask if there was a doctor able to assist. A midwife and a nurse came to help and they helped deliver King at 4.36pm, just moments before an ambulance arrived. Otaa said: “I’m so grateful to all the staff at London Bridge, who were so professional and helped to bring King into the world.”

Denis Kirk, Network Rail’s London Bridge station manager, said: “We were so pleased to play a small part in King’s arrival and it was great to have the family here to celebrate his first birthday. You see some incredible things working at a station with over

fifty million passengers a year, but that was certainly a day we won’t forget.” King was presented with a birthday cake in the staff office and the station team sang ‘Happy Birthday’.

Awards promise a special night

The inaugural Southwark Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner and Charity Ball is the booming London borough’s ‘hot ticket’ of 2018.

Compered by top financial journalist Sally Bundock, the glittering black-tie awards ceremony on Thursday, 21st June promises to be a truly sparkling evening of celebration, networking and first-class entertainment.

Sally, a financial journalist for 20 years, joined the business team at the BBC in 2002 and has been presenting the early morning edition of World Business Report on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News for the past 10 years. She will preside over the awards in the spectacular setting of the

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ballroom at London Hilton Bankside Hotel, where more than 450 guests will enjoy a drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine, as well as music and dancing to the big band sound of the Supreme Collective. Guests at the event will also have the chance to participate in a charity auction and raffle offering prizes to raise money for local good causes, including London Southwark Giving. But the highlight of the evening will be the exclusive announcement of the winners of the first ever awards - including the premier award, the overall Southwark Business of the Year - chosen by independent judges from a shortlist of 100 businesses. Peter Mantell, Chair of Awards Partner Southwark Chamber, said: “The awards give Southwark a

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unique opportunity to celebrate the business community’s achievements. I hope to see as many businesses as possible coming together for the highlight of the awards programme, the Gala Dinner and Charity Ball awards ceremony, which promises to be a fabulous evening.” The Southwark Business Excellence Awards in association with Lewisham and Southwark College have already been declared a success after a sold-out launch party at The Shard and an “outstanding” number of high

quality entries in their first year. The awards attracted 171 submissions from 122 different companies in the borough. Backed by Lewisham Southwark College and Awards Partners, Southwark Chamber of Commerce, Southwark Council, and White Label Creative, the awards are sponsored by: British Land, CIT, ENGIE, Grosvenor, Landsec, Lendlease, UAL: London College of Communication, and Sellar. The programme is supported by Jensen’s Gin, Shangri-La Hotel, and Southwark News.

For more information about the awards, contact the events team at info@southwarkawards.co.uk or call 0208 726 7968. To book your tickets to the Gala Dinner and Charity Ball at London Hilton Bankside on Thursday, 21st June 2018, please visit: www.southwarkawards.co.uk/ticket-booking www.southwarkawards.co.uk


Up Front

More needs to be done to help women attain senior roles Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that more needs to be done to help women into senior roles to address the pay gap between men and women in the Capital. He was speaking as he published the latest gender pay details in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group, which reveals there still is a significant gap in a number of organisations.

The reason is not due to women being paid less for doing the same job but because there are not enough women in senior roles, says the report.

It is an issue that the Mayor has made a top priority, which is why in November 2016 he published, for the first time, gender pay data for all City Hall staff and the GLA’s functional bodies.

Comparing the published data for 2017 to the previous year’s figures, it shows a barely noticeable narrowing of the gender pay gap drop at the GLA from 4.82 per cent to 4.81 per cent.

Since first publishing data in 2016, City Hall has put in place a number of measures to promote training and promotional opportunities for women. These include ensuring all interview panels are gender balanced, while departments with fewer numbers of recruitment-trained women managers have been encouraged to take up training.

City Hall will shortly be launching the Diversity and Inclusion Action Standard, a tool to highlight best practice.

• Greater London Authority

Women: £22.46 per hour; men: £23.93 per hour – a gender pay gap of 6.14 per cent Women: £22.14 per hour, men: £27.56 per hour – a gender pay gap of 19.70 per cent

• Metropolitan Police Service

Women: £18.75 per hour, men: £21.42 per hour – a gender pay gap of 12.48 per cent

• London Legacy Development Corporation

Women: £23.70 per hour, men: £30.51 per hour – a gender pay gap of 22.30 per cent

• Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation

Women: £26.81 per hour, men £22.22 per hour – a gender pay gap of minus - 20.66 per cent

Southwark Council has been awarded £50,000 from the Greater London Authority to investigate the establishment of a Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ).

Southwark’s CEZ, The Peckham to Camberwell Creative Corridor, uses the A202 between Peckham and Camberwell as the artery for the proposed zone.

Gender pay data published for the GLA and functional bodies reveals what men and women working full-time are paid, on average. They include:

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Grant supports creative industries project

The pay gap for full-time workers in London is 16.20 per cent, while nationally it is 18.10 per cent. Sadiq Khan, said: “I am determined to do everything in my power to address the gender pay gap that has existed both unchallenged and hidden away for far too long.

“It’s abundantly clear that we all need to do more to understand why there are not enough women in senior leadership roles, and then ensure we remove those barriers, so that across our great city we are adopting the highest possible standards for fair pay, good working conditions and gender equality.”

The grant will help the council to better understand the needs and challenges of existing creative industries and support the development of a creative enterprise consortium. This will work to develop skills, training, education, and community and work space development. Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Social Regeneration, said: “The CEZ funding is a great boost to the work that we do to promote the creative sector through our Cultural Strategy. It will enable us to further investigate the introduction of more sustainable, affordable and long-term creative work spaces and look into building networks to help local artists to share and grow skills and information.”

Transformation is under way

Work has started to transform Peckham Rye Station Square from a dimly lit narrow space into a vibrant public square.

Southwark Council has been working with the GLA to deliver the project, which has been an aspiration of communities and residents in Peckham since the idea was first suggested more than ten years ago.

The Grade II listed station building will be enhanced by its new surroundings while the exposed viaducts along the north and south side of the square will create new

places for local and independent business to trade. The refurbishment and extension of the Blenheim Grove corner building will create space for a community groups to meet alongside a garden roof and affordable work space for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. Cllr Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: “This project has been a long

time coming but it has been important for us to take time to work with a wide range of people in the local community to create this co-designed space that will create the open, inviting and bustling gateway that Peckham, with all its vibrancy, deserves.” Some of the businesses affected by the work will have to temporarily relocate. The council is delivering Peckham Palms to help re-locate some businesses.

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Profile

New Chamber Chairman seeks to strengthen corporate offer Lawyer Peter Mantell has assumed the post of Chairman of the Southwark Chamber of Commerce and has set out his vision to improve the organisation’s corporate offer for small business members. Peter’s appointment is the latest stage in a long association with the Chamber which began twelve years ago. He recalled: “I went to the Annual General Meeting of the Chamber and it came to the section where they ask for the Honorary Solicitor and the Chairman looked straight at me. “I asked ‘am I the only solicitor in the room?’ and it turned out that I was. The MP at the time, Simon Hughes, convinced me to take the position of honorary solicitor and, after checking with my colleagues at work, I took on the role.” Work is Anthony Gold Solicitors, to which Peter moved when his previous firm merged in 2003. Previous to taking up law, he spent ten years in industry, working in FTSE100 companies. Now an Associate Partner, Peter is a Conveyancing Quality Scheme certified solicitor, a new quality standard for residential transactions. During Peter’s time as Honorary Solicitor for the Chamber, he has carried out a number of key tasks, including guiding the Chamber on its way to

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becoming a limited company last year, something he says needed to happen to make the organisation ‘more robust’.

Two years ago, he decided to increase his involvement with the Chamber and subsequently became Vice-Chairman.

He said: “For a number of years, work had been very busy and I did not really have much time to devote to the Chamber but now I have reached the stage when I do.

“When the opportunity came to succeed Richard Kalmar as Chairman, it was not something I had really thought about. “I checked with my colleagues at Anthony Gold to see what they thought and they were enthusiastic because the firm has embraced Corporate Social Responsibility in a big way and my work with the Chamber fits in well.

“A lot of work as Chairman will be to support the Chamber’s priorities in our key fields of education, the food economy, the culture economy and tourism. They are areas in which we think we can make a difference.

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“I think one of the good things that we can do is offer local support through the likes of seminars and networking events. “We have become affiliated with the over-arching London Chamber of Commerce, which acts as a powerful voice on things like the state of the economy but it cannot do as much to help a Southwark business with five staff. That is where we come in. “We can stage events that give small businesses the information they need and point them in the right direction towards people who can help them.

“Networking is an important part of what we offer. I think a good event is one in which half the time is spent on a presentation on a particular topic and the other half spent chatting to people. “One of the things I want to focus on during my time as Chairman is strengthening our corporate offer for our members. “When it comes to buying things like insurance or stationery, small businesses in Southwark cannot get a particularly good deal if they are just one small company but if there are, say, 500 companies working through the Chamber, then it should be possible to secure a deal.

“A lot of work as Chairman will be to support the Chamber’s priorities in our key fields of education, the food economy, the culture economy and tourism. They are areas in which we think we can make a difference.”


Economy & Finance

Company launches R&D funding bridge for UK innovators ArchOver, the P2P business lending platform, has launched a programme that helps businesses to bridge the funding gap that prevents them continuing to grow whilst waiting for their R&D tax claim to be repaid.

The company’s Research & Development Advance (RDA) service is the first provided by a P2P lender funding advances upward of £100,000. Its bridging finance enables organisations to use their pending R&D tax credit, based on two years’ successful claims, to raise funds from ArchOver’s community of lenders. Angus Dent, CEO of ArchOver. said: “Investment in research and development is crucial not only to individual businesses, but to the wider economy as well. While the Government deserves praise for unlocking cash for R&D, the long wait for reimbursement puts this funding out of reach for many of the businesses that stand to benefit most.” Only 1.67 per cent of national income is currently being spent on R&D compared to an average of more than 2 per cent across the EU. Government initiatives have been put in place to encourage further investment in innovation in the UK. Under the current system, UK businesses can claim cash repayments of up to 33 per cent of their R&D expenditure, but it can take up to six months to receive payment from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Angus said: “ArchOver is committed to unlocking access to capital while providing new opportunities for investors. With the RDA service, businesses no longer need to worry about having to wait for months to be reimbursed for R&D, which means they can start putting their investment plans into action immediately. That’s great news for individual businesses, and for the UK economy generally.”

ArchOver’s RDA service is a short-term loan that helps businesses overcome the cash flow problem associated with investing in R&D. Lenders that invest in RDA loans through the ArchOver platform will earn a solid return on their cash, with a rate of 10 per cent a year.

The service is available to companies that can demonstrate a history of successfully claiming R&D tax credits from HMRC, with at least two years’ successful claims.

You can find out more at https://www.archover.com/ learn/research-anddevelopment-advance/

In another development, businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop ideas for innovative new products and services in any sector of the economy.

Innovate UK has made the money available to invest in cutting-edge ideas that could have an economic impact.

Projects can work on disruptive and game-changing ideas in any sector of the economy or any field of technology. They can be of various kinds from small feasibility studies to longer industrial research or experimental development projects. Alongside the competition, there is also an opportunity for businesses to apply for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

The deadline for applications is at midday on 11 July 2018 and the competition is open to businesses working alone or with other businesses and researchers

Projects must include at least one micro, small or mediumsized enterprise and Innovate UK expects projects to range in size between £25,000 and £2 million and for them to last between six and nine 36 months. Businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs and Innovate UK says that the money is designed to support innovation at various stages, helping companies develop projects from proof of concept through to prototype development and demonstration.

You can find out more at https://apply-forinnovationfunding.service.gov.uk/ competition/149/overview

“Investment in research and development is crucial not only to individual businesses, but to the wider economy as well.”

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Arts & Culture

Peckham prepares to celebrate at festival Peckham Festival Director Jordana Leighton looks ahead to this year’s event.

Peckham is the most exciting place to be in London – more than 300 years of urban evolution have made it the vibrant cultural epicentre that it is today. Unlike many parts of the Capital, Peckham hasn't lost its intrinsic grit and creative intensity. Its culture is made as much by the weave salons and three-for-a-pound plantain market stalls as it is by the rooftop bars and worldrenowned art scene. Created in 2016, Peckham Festival is a hyper-local event with a single aim of celebrating creative and cultural Peckham: from promoting artists, makers, creators, and community groups to helping to expand the public’s awareness of and access to culture in all its forms, from workshops, art, music, written and spoken word to performance, health and wellbeing via the numerous community groups active in the area. We’ve helped bring cultural activity to underused public and private spaces from Railway arches to bars, whilst giving creative spaces and people the chance to showcase their work to a larger, more local audience. The 2017 festival supported more than 200 events in four days and brought together in excess of 15,000 people to discover a host of local talent

the creative cultural and community: from local performers on a live music stage alongside notable acts such as Kinetika Bloco and Bradley Zero, being introduced to established collectives Gal-Dem, BBZ and Born n Bread and being part of the (re)created Peckham Carnival, an open air event space with culminated with a parade up Rye Lane and into Copeland Park led by The Movement Factory and carnival MAS band DD Projects.

In the meantime, venues such as Theatre Peckham hosted special events such as a threeday circus workshop with the incredible Extraordinary Bodies circus company in collaboration with the students of Highshore School and students of St Thomas the Apostle took over the Bussey rooftop with drama performances, and music. We are ably supported by 80 incredible volunteers who give up their time to support the festival: from stewarding,

to supporting workshops, stage management, artist liaison and photography, film, journalism and social media.

At the heart of the festival is the community, and it is through collaborations with long established groups and passionate local community champions that Peckham Festival is able to spread the word and encourage inclusion.

So if it’s people that make Peckham, then we have asked some of SE15’s cultural icons to join our newly established festival committee: Nicholas Okwulu of Pempeople, Jason Cameron aka Jay Jay Revlon, 6th generation Peckhamite and artist Katrina Russell-Adams, Founder of the Movement Factory Leanne Pero, local Dj and producer Nick Vergara will join co-directors Jordana Leighton and Ian Graham. This group will help shape the 2018 festival and bring exciting, innovative and fresh new groups and individuals with them in

September to further solidify Peckham Festival in the local cultural calendar.

Now in its second full year, Peckham Festival has taken the bold step to become a Community Interest Company (CIC) and continues to be 100% not for profit and free to the public.

But whilst community enthusiasm for this event know no bounds, the lack of available funding from the local authority and private sponsorship from the business community limits its reach.

At the time of going to Press local stalwarts Copeland Park (home of the Bussey Building), London’s most beloved local cinema Peckhamplex and Peckham Estate agent Gareth James have all pledged support along with Cultureshock Media and the Peckham Peculiar. Peckham Festival is poised to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to enable their work to continue. As this compelling place continues to evolve, Peckham Festival is a rare opportunity to celebrate the area and what it has become and, more importantly, where it’s going.

Join us!

The third annual festival will take place between 14-16 September 2018.

www.peckhamfestival.org @peckhamfestival

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Exhibition launches local ticket

Tower Bridge Exhibition has launched a new Community Ticket for people who live in Southwark, Tower Hamlets or the City of London.

As part of the attraction’s ongoing commitment to local communities, residents in all three boroughs can now visit the Bridge for just £1.

All they need to do is bring along proof of address and a form of photo ID when they visit.

Among the conditions are:

• The offer is only valid up to 31st March 2019.

• Tickets are only available to purchase on arrival; they cannot be purchased in advance.

• All adults will be required to provide proof of address and photo ID to be eligible for a £1 ticket.

• Children (aged 5 – 15) do not require proof of address or photo ID but must be accompanied by an eligible adult. Students (aged 16+) without proof of address must bring a student ID card and also be accompanied by an eligible adult. Children under 5 receive free entry. • A maximum of four children or students per adult will be eligible for £1 entry. Additional children and

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students will be charged at the standard rate.

• Accepted proof of address must have been issued within the past 12 months and include bank or building society statement, financial statement (e.g. pension or endowment) council tax statement, driving licence, utility bill, benefit statement or other at the discretion of Tower Bridge.

• Accepted photo ID includes passport, photographic driving licence, public transport photo cards, student ID cards, work photo ID cards or other at the discretion of Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge was built more than 120 years ago to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks.

Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is considered an engineering marvel and is arguably one of the most famous structures in the world. The exhibition has told the history of the bridge and why it came into existence since 1982. Visitors can also experience the new glass floor and spectacular panoramic views from the high-level walkways as well as the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the steam engines that once powered the bridge lifts.


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Tributes paid to those who lost their lives in terror attacks Chamber of Commerce Chairman Peter Mantell is among those who have praised Southwark businesses and the wider community as the area marks the first anniversary of the London Bridge and Borough attacks.

Among events to commemorate the event on June 3, 2017, was a Service of Commemoration at Southwark Cathedral, a private event for bereaved families and victims, members of the local community, the emergency services, and all those who supported the emergency response and recovery during and following the attacks.

The ceremony included the lighting of candles by family members for each of those who died and one for all who were harmed, and the planting of an olive tree in the Cathedral grounds. The ‘Tree of Healing’ was planted using compost made from flowers left on London Bridge after the attack and will be a permanent memorial to all those affected.

There was also a procession from the Cathedral to Southwark Needle, the monument at the corner of London Bridge and Duke Street Hill, and a national minute’s silence and speeches, followed by the laying of flowers.

The LondonUnited ‘Book of Hope’ was at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June for members of the public and guests at the service to leave messages of hope and condolence. The digital book then returned to City Hall until Tuesday 19 June as part of the Mayor of London’s activity marking the anniversaries of the four terrorist attacks in London last year. Peter Mantell said: “We were all shocked by the events of 3rd June 2017 and more so because the locations are so familiar to us.

“The nationalities of the casualties brought home to all of us what a cosmopolitan place Southwark is and in the

aftermath, business suffered not only from the inevitable disruption of police cordons and clean up but also from unhelpful international publicity.

“I am very proud of the way business and the local community supported the area. I was at the reopening of Borough Market and the determination of everyone present to get back to normal is the greatest defeat you can inflict on those who attack us.”

Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “The 3 June 2017 is a day that will forever be imprinted in the memories of all Southwark residents and of many other Londoners and friends from around the world whose lives tragically changed that night.

“The first anniversary is an emotional time for everyone involved, and we hope that all will find comfort and solace in the planned events, remembering those who were lost and also those who suffered both physical and psychological harm.

“But we must also be thankful for the heroism and commitment of many, many people who worked tirelessly in the hours, weeks and months that followed to support those affected, and help our borough and city to remain united in the face of such cowardice and brutality.” The Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, said: “It is a privilege to be able to host this service of commemoration on the first anniversary of the London Bridge attack. Having been at the heart of the events of that dreadful night, it is right that the

Cathedral is the focus for our remembering and prayers for healing and peace.

“We hope that the families of those who died, those who were injured and all who were in any way caught up in the horror will find the service a source of strength and hope. The ‘Tree of Healing’ will remain as a constant reminder to us all of those who were harmed but also of the importance of our communities coming together to stand against violence in all its forms.”

Plans for a permanent memorial are being developed and will be shared later this year.

“The first anniversary is an emotional time for everyone involved, and we hope that all will find comfort and solace in the planned events, remembering those who were lost and also those who suffered both physical and psychological harm.”

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Skills

South Bank University and the EU Combine provide support for Local Businesses London South Bank University has recently announced that a 7th Business support scheme was launched in April 2018. This scheme (LAFIC) is the latest programme to be supported by the European Union’s ‘European Regional Development Fund.’ The fund was established to encourage growth in the SME sector.

This and other programmes at the University enhance South Banks growing reputation as a favoured developer of innovation programmes for this joint EU and GLA funding. The programmes have a central theme of supporting SMEs with grant funding, assistance and Expertise and use of the advanced facilities for research within the University campus.

The programmes currently running at the University are:

LAFIC (the) LONDON AGRIFOOD INNOVATION CLINIC The centre; offers to support London’s agri-food SMEs in developing innovative products, processes and services. The details of the programme and the application criteria is available on the LSBU website.

THE ACCESS TO INNOVATION (A2I) The programme provides start-ups and SMEs with the elements required to maximise the potential of their low carbon ideas. With a comprehensive mix of facilities, peer support and industry expertise, no stone is left unturned in helping deliver a product or idea to market

London South Bank University is able to offer participants the expertise and facilities required to design and produce a product that is ready for market. In addition, the programme provides expert training, Lab facilities, use of research centres, 1 to 1 evaluation of products, service experience

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and the creation of individual business plans

SIMULATION FOR DIGITAL HEALTH (SIMDH) Is a free programme supporting health tech start-ups and SMEs innovate, develop and deliver new products and services

SimDH combines the academic knowledge within London South Bank University (LSBU) with the real-world experience of our industry partners. The result is a comprehensive programme of knowledge and experience ready to be passed on to participants via our spectrum of tailored workshops and consultancy.

Participants will be invited to use a variety of state-of-the-art facilities at our Southwark campus, including virtual reality suites, rapid prototyping equipment, realistic skills labs. SimDH participants will have access to these facilities to support product development and will be recommended relevant facilities at the initial diagnostics stage.

All participants have an initial diagnostic meeting with the SimDH team to discuss their business needs and to create a bespoke programme structure. This may include use of workshops and facilities, 1-2-1 consultancy or focus groups to ensure that every participant maximises their time on the programme. FRESH START Develops and enhances the entrepreneurial skills of ambitious migrants in London. Participants are invited to a 12-week journey filled with: • Workshops

• Masterclasses

• One-to-one sessions

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Each participant is supported individually by a mentor to help guide them through the programme. The mentor will recommend experts to assist each project on a one by one basis. Therefore making maximum use of the individual skills and ambitions of the participants

START & GROW Start & Grow is an online learning platform developed to guide participants through their business start-up and growth journey.

Key features:

• Free business support available for all registered users

• 24-hour access to business support and resource

• Professional business advisors available on line 8am – 8pm

• Step-by-Step interactive business plan Builder

• Suite of informative workshop video, resources and news

• Online networking forum for like-minded entrepreneurs

• Comprehensive signposting to relevant organisations, Services and Products

DEK Dek focuses on developing business people using a mix of traditional business, social science and creative thinking based training. Its aim is to help SMEs to discover things about themselves and their staff.

Dek provides alternative models of management, leadership and business, helping to develop the mind-set and flexibility to respond and manage increasing pressures and shifts in challenges.

The dek Growth programme aims to deliver strategic, practical and innovative support to businesses who want to achieve growth. Giving businesses an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to create the capacity and environment for growth and improve profitability.

The programme offers support in the following areas:

• Business Start-up Advice

• Business diagnostics and support

• Accounting and Finance

• Marketing and Promotion including Social Media • Business Mentoring and Networking • Staff Development

• Product and Service Development

• Innovation and Culture Change

• Creating and Managing Growth • International Trade

ENTERPRISE STEPS Provides a tailored programme of free support to new enterprises based in London, offering guidance and direction during their creation and establishment. The project also offers specialised mentoring and advice to help existing enterprises survive, prosper and grow. Free courses include:

• Creating a Business Map

• Maximise the power of your LinkedIn Profile

• How to Do Your Own PR

• How to maximise social media and online opportunities

For more information on these programmes contact Southwark Chamber of Commerce on 07477 581977 or admin@southwarkcommerce.com


Skills

Why hire an apprentice? A core long-term objective for any successful company is to build a talented, loyal workforce. One strategy that can help you achieve this is hiring apprentices.

In London, where the cost of living is high, many school and college leavers are opting to take the apprenticeship route rather than further study, giving businesses access to a stream of young people who are enthusiastic, ambitious, and can bring a fresh perspective to your organisation.

In return for the investment you make in their training and development, apprentices tend to feel very loyal to the company that trained them – in fact research shows that 80 per cent of employers believe apprenticeships reduce staff turnover. Apprenticeships can also help to bridge skills gaps by enabling organisations to train apprentices in the specific skills the business needs. This is particularly true

in the technology sector where young people’s strong computer and social media skills can be translated into a real competitive advantage. With the cost of funding an apprentice lower than many companies think thanks to government funding, hiring an apprentice can be a cost-effective way of recruiting the talent which will take your business forward.

Find out more by getting in touch with the Employment & Skills Sales Team on 020 3757 3050 or Apprenticeships@lscollege.ac.uk

GET AHEAD. GET AN APPRENTICE To be successful, you need a talented, loyal workforce. Apprentices offer enthusiasm, knowledge and a desire to do well - helping you tackle the challenges of the future. Let us match you with the perfect trainee, taking away the headache of selection. If you’re a levy-payer, we can help you maximise the benefits too. Contact us today:

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Ask the Expert

Business grows with no broadband woes Within the next 12 months, 100,000 homes and businesses in Southwark will have access to gigabit full fibre broadband from Hyperoptic – that’s 1,000Mbps - over 21x faster than the average UK broadband speed. But what does that actually mean? Do Southwark businesses really need full fibre, and, if so, how will they benefit? The key thing to understand is the fundamental difference between ‘part’ fibre and ‘full’ fibre broadband services.

To date, businesses in Southwark have only had access (at best) to a ‘part’ fibre broadband connection. The industry term for this is Fibre-to-the-Cabinet – it essentially means that the fibre stops at a green box on a street and the actual connection into the business is usually via copper or sometimes coaxial cable; hence the customer will suffer from unpredictable speeds and performance.

The performance between the two is significant – ‘full’ fibre that goes all the way to the building can be at least three times quicker than the fastest part fibre lines for download speeds and 50x for uploads, not to mention being more reliable. It revolutionises

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the way a business can operate because they have a connection that helps, not hinders, their operations and growth.

Don’t just take our word for it. At last month’s CBI’s annual dinner, Chancellor Phillip Hammond said: “In the 21st century, fibre networks will be the enabling infrastructure that drives economic growth.” He committed to ensuring that two million homes and businesses would be connected to full fibre broadband every year for the next seven years to modernise Britain’s economic infrastructure.

Whereas it may take years (or even decades) for many businesses in the UK to reap the rewards of moving to full fibre broadband, Southwark businesses are being given the opportunity to make the move much sooner. There are many, many benefits. Slow, unreliable connectivity costs businesses

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money – in terms of lost sales and staff productivity. Conference call glitches, ‘buffer wheels of death’ during downloads and having to upload in ‘stages’ just slows workers down.

With full fibre comes limitless potential. New and evolving businesses are succeeding through new models, which rely on real-time communications with suppliers and customers, data-driven cloud-based business processes, and high dependency on reliable, limitless broadband connectivity. When businesses experience gigabit broadband, they find that all these processes and interactions become instantaneous, giving them an immediate and significant productivity boost, measurable in net profits.

Switching couldn’t be easier. Hyperoptic has a range of market-leading business propositions, which are very competitively priced.

Our most popular are our Business Broadband products. Designed for businesses in multi occupied commercial buildings, business parks and home workers throughout Hyperoptic’s residential buildings, our 30Mb, 150Mb and 1Gb (1,000Mb) Business Broadband products are available with unlimited downloads and no traffic management.

Unlike competitors, we also offer services on standard 12-month contracts; in contrast to competitors whose contracts typically stipulate 24 months or more.

For more information on when we will be coming to you, as well as our business products and introductory offers, please visit: https://www.hyperoptic.com/business/


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Whatever your business does online, do it better with Hyperoptic full fibre broadband. Prices starting from just £40 a month. Choose from fast, superfast or hyperfast:

Register your interest today at www.hyperoptic.com/business 1Gbps speed is not achievable by a single device over wi-fi. If you are looking for a 1Gbps connection to a single device, a wired connection is required. Same download and upload speed applies to 150Mb and 1Gb services. 30Mb download and 1Mb upload speed applies to 30Mb service. Pricing accurate as of 30/05/2018. All prices are exclusive of VAT. Please see our website for full Terms & Conditions.


We Are Waterloo

We Are Waterloo BID – It’s your Waterloo. Be part of it. WeAreWaterloo is a Business Improvement District delivering services to 400 members and improvements to the Waterloo area. Four hundred members from a range of sectors and sizes across the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, benefit from the activities of the BID. Each of those businesses contributes to the BID company’s funds and can vote every five years on whether they wish to see the BID continue for another five years – in 2018/19, the BID reaches the midway point of its third term.

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We Are Waterloo

Overview

In the medium term, WeAreWaterloo is contributing to an area which is characterised by the following features: • A mixed economy of companies including large number of start-ups

• A clearer, more concrete identity as a destination

• A place that has retained its character and authenticity

• A visitor economy that supports local commerce • A growing night-time economy

• A place known for fringe, innovative and world class cultural activity

• A business and resident community engaged in a delivering a shared future for Waterloo

• A neighbourhood which is clean, green and with low crime rates

This vision will be realised through the BID’s three delivery themes and two associated companies.

Delivery themes

includes representing business interests in planning, development and transport matters, connecting members together for the purposes of creating local supply chains or corporate social responsibility programmes, or responding creatively to our members’ unmet demands, e.g. for job candidates or affordable office space.

i) Enhance the Waterloo Environment – through direct service delivery such as cleaning, graffiti removal, waste removal and making improvements to the public realm, but also through our iii) Celebrate and Promote campaigns to help improve Waterloo – by presenting air quality, wayfinding, and the best Waterloo has to offer the area brand. The delivery to the right audiences. Our elements within this theme focus will be on amplifying all contribute to the BID’s our members’ individual primary objective of marketing messages, while improving the general at the same time developing experience of Waterloo for all. a unifying brand under which This attracts greater numbers to do this. The programme of visitors and promotes for 2018/19 sees the BID inward investment. build upon the fusion of our consumer facing and member ii) Connect and Represent facing brands, develop our Waterloo – helping the use of data to segment more Waterloo business community effectively, and ramp up our make sense of the landscape communications to promote as it changes around them. Waterloo and its businesses. Our activity under this theme

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We Are Waterloo Associated companies

In addition to the core programme, the BID is also connected to two associated companies, each of which have their own staff, boards and business plans, but of which the BID retains a substantial degree of control. These are: • Lower Marsh Market Ltd - The BID assumed the operation of Lower Marsh Market under license from Lambeth Council in 2012. Since this time, it has been stabilising and developing this important local resource to provide jobs, opportunities to test trade for new companies, and footfall to support BID members in the protected Lower Marsh retail environment. The market generated a surplus in 2016/17 for the first time, allowing all remaining debt to WeAreWaterloo to be repaid. The BID now supports the market with staff time only, for which a management fee is taken.

• Waterloo Incubator Company Ltd t/a Build Studios - The BID has assumed the responsibility for operating an incubator space in the Urbanest building on Westminster Bridge Road, in accordance with the terms of a Section 106 agreement. The BID will operate the incubator via the Associated Company, which has signed a fifty-year lease with no rent liability.

The BID seed funded the incubator project and the debt will be repaid across the existing BID term. The BID is also accommodated in the facility, paying rent to the Waterloo Incubator Company. The incubator will address a shortage of affordable office space for young companies in the architecture and urban design sector.

State-of-the-art campus on your doorstep Lewisham Southwark College’s SE1 campus has had an exciting history so far. Here’s a rundown of how it started, and where it is today.

There’s been a further education college in The Cut for several decades but, in, 2012, a strategy for building new 21st century ‘Skills Centres’ was adopted. 25 The Cut was chosen for the first of these new state-of-the-art college campuses. The investment of £41 million has ensured this light, bright innovative use of space will be attracting students for years to come. The Inspiration behind the groundbreaking design of the campus has been led by the need to invest in

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facilities suitable for the next generation of students and to create training environments more akin to the modern offices and workplaces found in central London. Award The facilities at Southwark campus are recognised as modern, flexible and fit-for-purpose; as well as attractive to students, employers and staff. So it was no surprise that that Phase 1 of the work won the national Architects Journal award for the retrofit of an educational building. This recognises all the work that went into the first stage of Southwark campus’ regeneration, including re-modelling of the entrance, focus on a bright atrium area and teaching spaces. Why not come and see it for yourself? Lewisham Southwark College 25 The Cut London SE1 8LF www.lscollege.ac.uk

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Working with SMEs to access contract opportunities

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How we work with buyers • Access to a variety of local Free face-to-face business advice suppliers • Face-to-face engagement Help getting your business fit to • Effective supply chain brokerage supply • Free events Free events and workshops • Complimenting internal corporate responsibility Access to contract opportunities • Measurable results through tracking, monitoring and evaluation of activity Access to well established business • Reducing carbon footprint networks throughout London

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Remembering when ...

Remembering when a new bridge over the River Thames opened in 1817 and connected the Lambeth marshlands with the City of London By Ken Hayes Honorary Secretary

Astley determined that that a ring 42ft in diameter was the optimum size that enabled centrifugal force to help with balance on the back of a cantering horse. This became the international standard for Circus rings world-wide. He introduced other acts from the pleasure gardens and the fairs from around London, (Acrobats, Jugglers, Rope Dancers and Strong men). By 1780 he had built a roof over the arena so that he could stage performances during the winter months. In 1782 Charles Dibdin opened the Royal Circus in St Georges Fields, where St Georges Circus is today, using Astley’s format. The name ‘Circus’ was coined by Dibdin.

On the 18th of June 1817 the Prince Regent travelled by barge to the Surrey bank of the river to open the new Waterloo Bridge named after battle at Waterloo in Belgium where the Duke of Wellington’s army defeated the Emperor Napoleon’s army.

premises stretched from Lambeth Bridge to Westminster Bridge, the site of St Thomas’ Hospital today when it moved from London Bridge in the 1870’s.

In 1815 two young men, John Doulton and John Watts, secured an interest in a Pottery at Vauxhall. Doulton had been employed by a Pottery in Fulham. Doulton and Watts helped expand this business and bought it outright in 1826.

The London and Southampton Railway was built in stages between1834 and 1839 and was completed in 1840. The original terminal station was at Nine Elms. It was renamed the London and South Western Railway in 1839 and was extended to a new terminal station at Waterloo in 1848.

A new thoroughfare, Waterloo Road, was built to connect the Bridge to the other roads that met at Newington, today’s Elephant and Castle. This facilitated the growing number industries and warehouses situated in the area with the transport of goods.

Doulton’s son, Henry joined the firm at the age of 15 and quickly learned the trade. He devised a way of harnessing steam power to drive the Potter’s wheel, the first pottery to do so and he spotted the growing need for glazed earthenware vessels for chemical storage. Charles Dickens would have filled their pots when he worked in a blacking factory as a boy. As the business grew, their

This expansion was due to the demand for glazed earthenware pipes for drainage and sewer systems in London, made almost exclusively by Doulton’s. It was not until the 1860s that they started to make decorated china and Doulton ware developed and the business moved to the potteries in Staffordshire. The company received a Royal Warrant in 1901.

In 1768 Philip Astley, a retired cavalier, opened a riding school in Lambeth on a plot of land where Waterloo East Station is today. He would teach horse riding in the morning and gave performances of riding tricks in the afternoon. In 1769 he moved to a better location on Westminster Bridge Road following the opening of Westminster Bridge in 1750.

Astley opened his Royal Amphitheatre in 1795 after his first building had been destroyed by fire a year earlier. This had a stage, with a proscenium arch, and as well as a circus ring and the stage and ring were connected by ramps to allow the horses to go on the stage. This building, of wooden construction, also caught fire in 1803. Astley rebuilt it a third time in 1804. Philip Astley died in Paris in 1814 aged 72 and his amphitheatre continued entertaining the inhabitants of London for many more years, even after a third fire in 1841 until it was finally closed and demolished in 1893. Astley’s Theatre is mentioned in several of Charles Dickens’ books. Astley’s is not the only famous Theatre in the Waterloo area as the Old Vic Theatre was built in 1818. It was originally called the Royal Coburg Theatre, after Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, who was married to Princess Charlotte the Prince Regent’s daughter. It cost £12,000 to build and had an audience capacity of 3,800. The best seats were priced at four shillings and were in tiered boxes where the dress circle is today.

by a gilt frame which was lowered before every performance. One of the first theatre managers, George Davidge, wanted to stage Shakespeare plays, which by law at that time were only permitted to be staged at the patent theatres, (Covent Garden, Haymarket and Drury Lane theatres). To get around this Davidge staged a shortened version of Richard III with musical intervals, but he incurred a fine of £50 as a result. He carried on by renaming the Shakespeare plays and changing the story lines.

The theatre was renamed the Royal Victoria in 1833. after a refurbishment, in honour Princess Victoria, the future queen, who was fourteen years old at the time. The Theatre Regulation Act of 1843 did away with the distinction between patent theatres and minor theatres, which allowed the Royal Victoria to stage Shakespeare, but melodramas and operettas were more popular. They also staged the works of Charles Dickens without his permission. but he adored the theatre. In 1850 he wrote, “Whatever changes of fashion the drama knows elsewhere, it is always fashionable in the New Cut”. Over the 200 years since its foundation the Old Vic has had a chequered life and has reinvented itself many times, too many to cover here. The Industrial area along the river at Waterloo was heavily bombed during WWII and the Festival of Britain site, between Waterloo and Westminster bridges started the regeneration of the South Bank of the river into the thriving entertainment and tourist attraction it is today.

With a gallery known as the gods and a pit with wooden benches, both priced at one shilling. It also had a novel ‘looking glass curtain’, made up of 63 mirrors, joined together

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Legal Advice

Selling your business?

Why you need heads of terms If you are selling the assets or shares of your business, a well prepared set of heads of terms can save you time and money. It is surprising how many people agree a sale without laying down important terms of the deal.

If you are using commercial agents in the sale, then it is advisable to ask your solicitor to liaise with them before they send out their confirmation of sale. So why are HOTS so important?

A well prepared set of HOTS will provide a framework for the professional advisors and the buyer to work towards, and will help prevent a transaction drifting along with no agreed timetable.

What should be included in HOTS and why?

• Timetable -agree a timetable for: seller’s solicitors to send out contract papers, buyer to

complete their due diligence which could include both accounting and legal, exchange of contracts and finally a completion date.

• What exactly you are selling? Specify which assets or shares are included or excluded from the sale.

• Who is the buyer? You should check out the credit worthiness of the person or company you are dealing with. You will be spending a lot of time and money in proceeding with the buyer and you need to be satisfied as to their bona fides and ability to fund the transaction. You may need to obtain references and proof of funds at the outset of the transaction.

• Confidential information. Before you start disclosing confidential information

about your business, its customers or suppliers, it is important that you protect yourself as far as possible by getting your prospective buyer to enter into a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement.

We recommend that if you are contemplating selling your business, you contact your legal advisers as early as possible so they can start preparing for your sale.

• Non-refundable deposit/deposit on exchange of contracts: It is of course usual for the buyer to pay a deposit on exchange of contracts, typically 10%. However, consider insisting on a non- refundable deposit on signing of HOTS to cover you against wasted costs if the buyer withdraws without good reason or does not meet agreed timetables. You will usually need to put in place an exclusivity agreement shortly after signing HOTS.

If you are thinking of selling your business and need expert legal advice, please contact Alan Zeffertt on aze@anthonygold.co.uk or ask for our Commercial Team.

Anthony Gold Solicitors specialise in many different areas of law

Our solicitors are experts in their fields. We are negotiators and litigators,

committed to doing whatever is best for our clients.

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View from High Street towards A1, one of the first three buildings

View along one of the new residential streets towards the Park

View of the new leisure centre entrance, from the Dock Office courtyard

View of ‘The Cuts’ shopping area

British Land submits planning application for flagship development project in the heart of SE16 New urban centre set to create thousands of jobs, new homes, workspace, retail and a leisure centre. British Land has submitted an outline planning application for the Canada Water Masterplan, a flagship development project in the heart of SE16.

The project will create a new, mixed-use urban centre at Canada Water, providing offices, retail, leisure, entertainment, community and public spaces, as well as approximately 3,000 new homes for a range of ages, incomes and life stages. British Land’s vision is that the 53 acre site will support the local economy by delivering a vibrant destination where people want to spend time. The completed Masterplan is expected to be home to around 20,000 jobs once fully developed, across retail, leisure, hospitality and office-based sectors. It will also generate substantial construction employment, with opportunities for training and apprenticeships.

The outline submission also includes a detailed planning application for the project’s first three buildings, which include over 400,000 sq ft of workspace, homes (of which 35% will be affordable), retail and a new leisure centre. Based on current timeframes, British Land could start on site in spring 2019. British Land is committed to creating a thriving town centre where local businesses, both existing and new, can grow, and have been working to keep local businesses informed and involved throughout the consultation process, which kicked off in 2014. Work here includes supporting local residents to start their own business through a series of programmes and mentoring run by Tree Shepherd. Roger Madelin, Head of Canada Water Development, British Land, said: “Drawing on our experience of creating vibrant,

mixed-use places across the capital, this major urban centre at Canada Water will provide an exciting place to live, work and visit, delivering high quality design, active spaces and significant economic and social benefits for the local community. “We have worked closely with Southwark Council and the local residents of Canada Water to achieve this important first step, and will continue to work with them to enable a truly cultural and diverse neighbourhood for London.” The Masterplan is being delivered in partnership with Southwark Council, governed by a Master Development Agreement which confirms the Council’s stake in the project.

Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “It is fantastic to see this project moving forward. British Land have done great work to consult

Evening view looking north east across Town Square

and engage with local people and the resulting Masterplan will deliver what local people want to see, including a guaranteed 35% affordable housing split 70% social rent and 30% shared ownership in the first phase, new retail spaces and job opportunities, education and health facilities and a brand new leisure centre. In addition, British Land, in conjunction with the council, has committed to a Social Regeneration Charter which will ensure that the lives of existing local residents will be improved by the project which we believe to be a first for a project such as this. “People will be able to see the proposals and make further comments through the planning procedure, so there is still time to get involved and help create the future of Canada Water.”

The Canada Water Masterplan application has a case reference number of 18/AP/1604. Anybody, including local traders and businesses, can comment on the planning application and Southwark Council has a duty to consider all those based on material planning issues. Should you wish to submit a comment you can do so at www.southwark.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications or visit www.canadawatermasterplan.com/planning-application for more information. Birdseye view looking south east over the new Park

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LIVE MUSIC THE BROTHERS IGNATIUS BAND | THE HONEY HAHS | STEVE YOUNG BAND RENO AND ROME | HANABERA LATIN ENSEMBLE | FRANZISKA LANTZ ALDA DIZDARI | BOROUGH MARKET CHOIR | BOROUGH WELSH CHAPEL CHOIR SARAH ANGLISS | ALIA & 7EVEN | NORTON MONEY | NATALIE SHAY CEVANNE HORROCKS-HOPAYIAN | KATE PLUS JUAN | PANDEMONIUM DRUMMERS LYLE ZIMMERMAN | JAMES MCKEAN | LEO ARAM DOWNS | DAKOTA JIM LONDON SCHOOL OF SAMBA | RUPERT GILLETT | SOFT SHELL CRABS NIGHTINGALES | SMILE | BOROUGH MUSIC SCHOOL | DEA MUSIC SCHOOL MERGE FESTIVAL: REQUIEM FOR CROSSBONES | MUSICITY

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The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together Bankside Sunday, 24 June

Noon till Midnight

Redcross Way / Union Street / Flat Iron Square SE1

Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) invites all who live or work in SE1 to come out in force and underline the strength of the community for what promises to be the biggest street party the area has ever seen. The event takes place on Sunday, 24 June forms part of ‘The Great Get Together’, a nationwide event inspired by Jo Cox MP.

Joseph Bonner, Vice Chairman of BOST said: “Bankside Open Spaces Trust brings people together every day in the parks and gardens we manage in this part of London. We are inviting everyone – residents and those who work in the area - to get together to celebrate our community and all that we hold in common.”

An extravaganza of food, music, entertainment and competitions including bake offs, bark offs and wacky races will all form a day for all the family. It promises to be an exciting day to help bring us together.

Star attractions will include a dog show, urban farm, wacky races, a kid’s zone with birds of prey, zorbing pool, “It’s a Knockout”,

maypole dancing. A mouthwatering selection of food from around the world will be available, including a Feast on the Street (pre-booking essential) and a Global Picnic.

Also unmissable will be live music, dance, and comedy over seven stages, from a variety of artists, and including jazz, funk, classical and country. Music will come from SuperGlad, London School of Samba, Pandemonium Drummers (from the London 2012 Olympic Games), Borough Market Choir, Borough Welsh Chapel Choir and many, many more. In addition, there will be comedy from local talent ahead of their scheduled appearance at the Edinburgh Festival, and a special performance of “Weathering Windrush”.

Not to be missed The Castellers of London, who will form a human tower to wow everyone. Swing Patrol, Zoltan Bihari and the Gay Men’s Dance Company will get toes tapping with performances which are likely to be interactive. Three art installations will wet cerebral appetites. As part of this year’s MERGE Festival, “Requiem for Crossbones”, an immersive sound installation by Emily

Peasgood can be experienced in Crossbones Graveyard. While women with a local connection are celebrated in an installation forming part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture in the Marlborough Sports Garden.

Joseph Bonner added: “Our street party is being held in an area rich in history where some extraordinary women, such as Octavia Hill and Janet Johnson, worked and lived to improve the lives of others.

To complete the celebratory focus on the role women have and continue to play in the area, local resident and long time community activist, Maureen Lynch, will officially open the event following a colourful street parade.

If you would like to be involved, help or sponsor, either as a resident or a business please get in touch at info@bost.org.uk

Finally, a new set of portraits from a celebrated (but shy) local artist will be unveiled in a pop-up street exhibition. The poster art will pay tribute to some of the extraordinary women who have lived in the area.

sInspired by this, and the life and work of Jo Cox, we think this will be a special place to get together on 24 June. While preparations are well advanced we are still looking for enthusiastic volunteers both in advance and on the day to help make this a roaring success.

More details, including music and performances, will be released on our social media channels.

Facebook: https:www.facebook.com/BanksideOpenSpacesTrust

Twitter: @bostse1

Instagram: bostse1

Web: www.bost.org.uk #TGGTB

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FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact: Joseph Bonner 07970 800 851 or joseph@bost.org.uk

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A collection of contemporary 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in the heart of Camberwell, ready to move in by July 2018.

Prices from £480,000 with Help to Buy 70% NOW SOLD – BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY

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Property Development

Fly your way to Camberwell: Your new home is waiting Leading London housing provider Hyde New Homes, will be opening the doors of its popular Camberwell development Wing on Saturday June 30th, offering potential buyers a first opportunity to view a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments available in the development’s Peacock and Camberwell Beauty buildings. Prices start at £480,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and Help to Buy will be available on selected properties. In recent years, Camberwell has undergone extensive investment and regeneration1, with Wing being a major contributor by creating a sense of neighbourhood within the local area. The prime Zone 2 location and surrounding amenities make it an ideal dwelling for young professionals and families, with the developments price points also being suitable for first-time buyers. Hyde New Homes’ Head of Marketing, Minnie Dando, comments: “Wing has truly provided a sense of community to its locality and we’re thrilled to have been able to make the

homes achievable for all. The development has been very popular, particular with first-time buyers – 70 per cent of the units have now sold. We’re thrilled that further Help to Buy units will be released. With its buzzing location, Wing is the perfect home to return to after a day of working in the City.”

The café culture in the area has given way to popular eateries such as Theo’s Pizzeria, famous for its wood fired pizzas and voted Time Out 2016 best restaurant in Camberwell, while your Butterfly Walk Shopping Centre provides residents with |a plethora of high street brands for all shopping needs.

Residents will be spoilt for choice with an abundance of green space to choose from all within walking distance of Wing. Camberwell Green, situated just seven minutes’ walk away, is surrounded by a mixture of shops and restaurants providing an idyllic space for residents to escape to. Local events are staged throughout the year, while the Camberwell Green Farmers Market is hosted every Saturday, selling organic produce and local artistic pieces.

The development is wellconnected and has a host of transport options to choose from, including Underground, Overground and bus routes. Located just a 13-minute walk away, Denmark Hill Overground Station offers links to commuter hotspots such as London Victoria in just nine minutes. Additionally, Bowyer Place bus stop is just a four-minute walk from Wing, connecting residents with Central London locations such as Oxford Street in under 29 minutes. Oval Tube Station, situated on the Northern Line, is just a 20-minutes’ walk from the development, where Kings Cross St Pancras can be reached in just 19 minutes, providing residents with National and International travel.

Each apartment at Wing has been built to a high-specification with stylish finishes apparent in every room. Master bedrooms come complete with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite. All bathrooms have been fitted with large format ceramic tiles and electric underfloor heating, while kitchens come with sleek handle-less less units from German manufacturer Nobilia, complete with LED under pelmet ribbon lighting and integrated appliances, making it the perfect space for those looking to entertain. For those looking to work from home, Hyperoptic fibre broadband provides the convenience of speedy connections.

70 per cent of units at Wing have now sold.

Those who would like to attend the event on June 30th are advised to RSVP soon by calling Colliers International on 020 7487 1710. Prices at Wing start at £480,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, with Help to Buy available on a selection of one, two and three- bedroom apartments.

Buyers can also register their interest or find out more about Help to Buy available by contacting sales agents Colliers on 0207 487 1710 or visit www.wingofcamberwell.co.uk

1 https://www.southwark.gov.uk/regeneration/regeneration-projects/camberwell-regeneration/camberwell-regeneration

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Women in Business

Successful Business Women in Southwark This issue we talk to a businesswoman who makes a difference in their field.

Challenging recruitment thinking with a ‘local’ approach

to reviewing the organisation’s five-year progress in 2016.

Following her contract, Sonia went on to take the helm full-time, driven by a shared aspiration to make a difference in the community by finding more opportunities for local people.

Sonia Martin Manager EmploySE1

As Manager of EmploySE1, Sonia Martin believes in challenging longestablished mind-sets in the recruitment field.

The innovative service funded by three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) - Better Bankside, Team London Bridge and We Are Waterloo matches local jobs with local people in South East London, encouraging SE1 businesses to look closer to home when it comes to the hiring process. Sonia’s previous experience working in the development of apprenticeships made her an ideal consultant when it came

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Sonia said: “Having carried out the initial survey of how the organisation had functioned since it was established in 2011, it became clear that there was a real appetite for what we do, the question was how we could push the concept forward.”

The organisation’s priority is to provide businesses with a hassle-free, easy-to-use service through which they are able to engage with local Southwark and Lambeth residents, offering them either work experience, full or part-time employment or training/apprenticeship opportunities. Sonia said: “In recent years especially, Corporate Social Responsibility has become a high priority for businesses.

“The demand to employ locally is there, yet some employers are struggling to access this diverse pool of quality local candidates. We’re here to facilitate that connection in Southwark and Lambeth.”

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EmploySE1 works in partnership with local private and public sector employment agencies with specialist knowledge and experience of the local job market, to bring together the best possible recruitment service to businesses.

Sonia takes an especially hands-on approach to her role, a vital part of which is working one-on-one with candidates to identify their skills and strengths, and with businesses to ensure the right person is put forward for the right job.

By extending their service to include work experience and internship opportunities, Sonia explains that this is an effective way of encouraging candidates to think outside the box when it comes to discovering a career-path.

She said: “Providing these opportunities means we can support local people to explore career options that they may not have previously considered.”

The success of the approach is underlined by the growth of the organisation’s workload over recent years, seeing a significant increase in the number of enquiries and successful job placements: in 2017 alone EmploySE1 worked with 124 BID businesses, offering local opportunities to local candidates. For more information on EmploySE1 visit www.employ-se1.co.uk or contact Sonia Martin at info@employ-se1.co.uk

“The demand to employ locally is there, yet some employers are struggling to access this diverse pool of quality local candidates. We’re here to facilitate that connection in Southwark and Lambeth.”


Voice from Westminster

Skills a major focus Neil Coyle MP

Thanks to everyone who attended the Chambers of Commerce AGM. My congratulations go to new chair Peter Mantell and my gratitude to outgoing chair Richard Kalmar who is staying heavily involved as vice chair and active supporting local businesses to thrive.

I spoke at the ‘SE1 Symposium’ on 22nd May at City Hall. This was the combined event for the four large Business Improvement Districts covering the SE1 postcode. The theme for their day was the ‘Recruitment Crisis’ – with many employers raising Brexit concerns and a lack of adequate Government focus on skills and apprenticeships.

I am glad the council remains in Labour hands, with an even stronger focus on employment and skills. The local election manifesto committed to Southwark being a full employment borough and continuing the local apprenticeship and work programmes that have helped over 5,000 people already. The cabinet member for growth is Johnson Situ, for jobs and skills is Kieron Williams and there is a new deputy cabinet member for innovation in Peter Babudu.

There are new votes coming to MPs about Brexit and on the issues covered by the BIDs. I will be supporting EEA and customs union membership as least worst options to support

employers. I am also pursuing matters like the apprenticeship levy difficulties through the Work and Pensions select committee.

I also hosted recent meetings in Parliament for businesses concerned about trademarks, standards and regulation as Brexit approaches, and during any transitional membership period. The Government is simply not providing sufficient information for employers to make decisions or understand what is required now. The British Toy and Hobby Association is based on Long Lane in Southwark and tells me manufacturers’ conveyor belts and packaging being produced now will be on sale after Brexit is supposed to occur; delays to information coming forward seriously inhibit British firms.

One huge challenge for employers is non-UK citizens leaving London, but also a drop in applications to work here. The Home Office could help with both but is delaying publishing new visa and registration issues until October at the earliest. Ministers have said that new visas will cost ‘no more than UK passports’. This could mean they are £70 each and would leave the NHS with a new bill of £3.8 million to pay for existing staff – before any new recruitment occurs. Hotels and other local businesses have demonstrated their workforce often has about 50% non-UK

staff and I am fearful of this new hit on recruitment. The Home Office is over-stretched and under-resourced with routine visas taking well over six months to secure. The Windrush ‘hostile environment’ policies supported by the Lib Dem/Tory coalition government is also unravelling and means

the redeployment of additional staff to review cases. The Home Office will collapse under new Brexit pressures to register 3 million people already in the UK without the rapid injection of better leadership and resources.

Neil.Coyle.MP@Parliament.UK call: 020 7219 8733.

“There are new votes coming to MPs about Brexit and on the issues covered by the BIDs. I will be supporting EEA and customs union membership as least worst options to support employers.”

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News

A guided walk along historic Bankside in Southwark

Royal opening for station

London Bridge Railway Station was officially reopened by The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, following a £1billion transformation by Network Rail.

5th April 2018 On a pleasant early spring evening Ken Hayes led a walk along Bankside one of the most historic parts of Southwark’s riverside.

Twenty Chamber members and guests gathered at the Anchor Bankside, the site of one of the first breweries in London founded by James Monger in 1616. It developed into the largest Brewery in the world, over in its 350 year history. They heard about the Brewery being saved from the Gordon rioters who were given free beer by the Brewery Manager who sent for the troops who arrived in time to save the Brewery. The Manager was made a partner in the company as a result. In 1850 there was an international incident when General Haynau, (the Austrian Butcher), who was infamous for his brutality, was attacked by the Draymen with sticks and horse manure. when he was visiting the Brewery. The walk then visited the sites of Shakespeare’s Rose and Globe Theatres and the replica Globe Theatre and Visitor Centre. Cardinal Cap Alley was the next stop, reputed to be the narrowest alleyway in London, (now leading nowhere). This narrow alleyway led to the Cardinal’s Hat Tavern, which was a ‘Stew House’, (a Steam Bath House doubling as a Brothel). The walk then came back past the Anchor to Clink Street named after the Liberty of the Clink historically owned by the Bishops of Winchester, who had a Debtors Court and Prison and where the Bishops Summer Palace was sited and the ruins of the Great Hall can be seen. Next stop was the St. Mary Overy Dock, where a replica of Drake’s ship the Golden Hind is moored and finally Southwark Cathedral a 900 year old Priory, who were the founders of St. Thomas’ Hospital. The evening ended in the Parliament Bar at the George Inn, the last surviving Coaching Inn in London, for refreshments and networking. Ken will lead another History Walk for Southwark Chamber in early Autumn. Date T.B.C.

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The work has nearly doubled its passenger capacity and enabled more and faster connections for passengers. In a five-year build, the Thameslink programme, a partnership between the Department for Transport, Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway, Southeastern and Siemens, has created the largest street-level station concourse in the UK, big enough to lay the Shard down inside. Work has included a major track upgrade, a new rail underpass on the approach to the station and platform widenings and extensions, all of which means that 30% more trains can use the station than before. His Royal Highness arrived at London Bridge Station on a new Siemens Class 700 Thameslink train where he met the Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

and Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail. His Royal Highness then descended from the platform into the new station concourse to meet groups of apprentices, project leaders and staff involved in the redevelopment. They were given a singing performance by children

from the local primary school before unveiling a ceremonial ‘sleeper’ marking the completion of the improved station. For the first time in more than a hundred and fifty years, passengers at London Bridge – which was built in the 19th Century as two separate stations – are able to reach all 15 platforms from one concourse. Two platforms are dedicated to the Thameslink service which allows a significant increase in services able to stop and pass through the station. Work has included track remodelling and resignalling of all lines east and west of the station, involving 128 different track stages and nine signalling changes and strengthening of 35 bridge structures. More than 40km of track and 147 new switches and crossings have been installed.

The 94th Annual General Meeting of Southwark Chamber of Commerce was held at the Historic George Inn, 77 Borough High Street on 26th April 2018. Richard Kalmar, Chairman of the Chamber thanked all members present for their support during his second term as Chairman of the Chamber, (as he was not standing for re-election), especially his Vice Chairs and the Executive Committee. He said that the Chamber was growing in strength.

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The first Southwark Business Excellence Awards Ceremony, which were being held on the 21st June had attracted a large number of nominations and showed what a great place Southwark was for businesses of all sizes. He handed over the to Chamber President Neil Coyle, M.P for

Bermondsey and Old Southwark to conduct the elections for Chair Vice Chairs and Executive Committee for the coming year The elected committee members are listed on page 32. Peter Mantel was duly installed as Chairman and spoke of his vision for the Chamber going forward.


Health & Wellbeing

Knowing Your Numbers We all know that a healthy workforce is both a happy and more productive workforce, so helping them identify and keep on top of any health issues they may have – or didn’t know they had – is a worthwhile investment and something Everyone Active can help with. Every year, a staggering 90 million working days are lost to sickness in the UK, costing businesses around £2billion. On average, each of these sick days costs private sector employers around £532, while public sector employers will be down £832 for every day lost to sickness, illness or injury.

All this is why it’s absolutely vital for both you – the employer – and your employees to stay on top of any conditions that may already be apparent, or become potential issues in the future. This is why, as part of our corporate membership packages, we offer a ‘Know Your Numbers’ service, which is designed to estimate an overall health age for your workforce and highlight any areas they may wish to work on in order to make yourself and your

employees healthier and, by extension, happier and more productive.

Our health and fitness professionals can come to your office, or you can book a session at one of our centres – of which you’ll find eight in Southwark, alongside centres all over the capital – to measure Body Mass Index (BMI), body fat percentage, muscle mass, weight and water mass. Alongside this information, we can also arrange for a fitness professional to advise your workforce on how best to go about achieving their own personal fitness goals, helping them to stay as healthy and active as possible.

Tim Walker, a Director at Taylor Made Computer Solutions, one of Everyone Active’s corporate partners said: "It's critical for Taylor Made to have a healthy and happy workforce

and, as well as giving all our staff the opportunity to participate in 30 minutes of activity, five times a week, helping to keep us with a healthy, motivated workforce. Everyone Active helps us with the setup of programmes, with initial health check and regular breakfast drop offs in the form of fruit and other healthy foods and drinks. For us, the partnership with Everyone Active has been a fantastic addition to our benefits package. It's made great business sense for us, our staff and their motivation and health." By getting helping your workforce understand their bodies better, along with providing them with the means for improving their own health, they’re less likely to develop serious conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain forms of cancer in later life. Not only will this

naturally lead to a healthier and happier workforce, which is great for their own morale and mental health, but it will also make them a more productive and profitable workforce. To find out more about corporate membership packages and Know Your Numbers sessions with Everyone Active and how they can benefit your business, please visit us at www.everyoneactive.com/ corporatemembership.

If you book a Know Your Numbers Session – either at your office, or in centre, you’ll receive a free one-day guest pass for two adults to enjoy the facilities at their local Everyone Active centre that you can share with family and friends.

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Upcoming Events

Join our informative and engaging range of events. A perfect opportunity to make new business contacts. We’ve designed our events to help you broaden your network, learn something new or get involved with key topical issues for businesses in Southwark. DATE

Our networking events are great for regular members to make and maintain useful contacts, and we always welcome first-timers.

EVENT

Thursday 21 June 2018

Southwark Business Excellence Awards Black Tie

September 2018 Tbc Evening

London Bridge Experience

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Annual Riverboat Trip (Please note the date change)

September 2018 Tbc EarlyBird/Lunchtime

Canada Water Development Update

October 2018 Tbc Early Bird/Lunchtime

Europe – Business as Usual

September 2018 Tbc Evening

October 2018 Tbc Early Evening November 2018 Tbc Early Bird

Ceremony of the Keys

Dinner at the House of Lords To be hosted by Lord Kennedy of Southwark

December 2018 Tbc Early Bird/Lunchtime January 2019 Tbc Evening

Southwark Business Awards Winners experience since winning

February 2019 Tbc Lunchtime

Pensions update: A new way to retire?

December 2018 Tbc Evening January 2019 Tbc Evening

February 2019 Tbc Evening

Hilton Bankside London, SE1

Lewisham Southwark College

Health and Wellbeing

Alternative Finance for small businesses Leader of Southwark Council on way forward for the borough

November 2018 Tbc Early Bird

VENUE

Christmas Drinks

Regus Tooley Street George Inn

Property update

Cross border networking with South London Chamber

Please check the website www.southwarkcommerce.com for updated information. Times and locations to be confirmed.

Southwark Chamber of Commerce welcomes its latest member companies Delancey

Stafford Lancaster Investment Director Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6ER T: 020 7448 1991 E: Stafford.Lancaster@delancey.com Real Estate

Shade Abdul Architecture

Founder 53 Sandgate Street, London SE15 1LE T: 07930 959 895 E: shade@shade-abdul.com Architecture

CD International Building Services Engineers Ltd

30B Wilds Rents, London SE1 4QG T: 020 3589 0090 E: Julie.Wilkins@cdbse.net www.cdbse.net Building Services Engineers

Last Word

The Last Word

Tim Wood

Founder Forge Architects

I’m a Northern Lad from Oldham. Coming down to London in the 1980s after University I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I got a job at Powell and Moya and after a while started working on my own developments in Kensington and SE1 with a Junior Partner there. Carol, my wife, and I moved to Borough in 1985. In those days it had much of the feel of some of the broken Northern Towns however just like them the area had an indomitable and distinctive spirit. We bought a derelict Forge near Borough Tube, there were quite a few empty buildings to choose from at the time. Borough started to weave it’s magjc and get under our skin. We married in 1988 in the Cathedral and had a massive celebration back at The Forge, the first of many ‘celebrations’ there. The boys are now having their 21st parties there. I started Forge Architects in 1993 right in the middle of a very depressing recession (great timing) with a view to providing developers with pragmatic no nonsense advice anchored by exceptional design. The unusual Business Plan was built up around staying small but perfectly formed, we’ve

never been more than a dozen. We’ve won a few awards along the way and our core client base is from repeat business and word of mouth. Our USP, if we have one, is to give back to this amazing local community in this area both in kind and financially. We’ve been heavily involved with Southwark Playhouse who are also 25 this year. They started life in a shoe box in a cupboard in Southwark Bridge Rd. they are now the biggest (and best) Fringe Theatre in London contemplating a permanent move to two new venues in Elephant and London Bridge. I also helped kick start Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) in 98 when the open spaces round here were full of rough sleepers, needles and dog mess. It’s a tad different now, the aim was to protect the open spaces and make the area a greener and more beautiful place to live and work. Last year we won RHS best small park in London for Redcross Gardens, and we are now busy organizing The Great Get Together the biggest ever event in Bankside, a massive, free, street party on 4 streets which takes place on Sunday 24th June 12pm-12am.

Q1

What was your first job and what was the pay packet?

Q2

If you were prime minister, what would be your first decision?

Coal man. I was 14 working for my dad delivering coal. Pay was a slap up dinner of meat n’ potato pie, chips, mushy peas and gravy at Tommys on Yorkshire Street Oldham, can still taste it.…bliss. Set up a not for profit UK Agency with new draconian compulsory purchase powers to acquire land to build affordable housing. Profit driven developers don’t really want to build affordable housing. Oops a bit controversial.

Q3

What is the biggest challenge in your business?

Q4

If you could do another job, what would it be?

Q5

What's your favourite London building?

Where to have the Christmas party. I hate office Christmas parties so we all go off to Glastonbury Festival in the summer instead. Event organizer. Love helping to organize The Great Get Together it’s the only way we can get a gig for the Forge office band, Soft Shell Crabs (shameless plug). Just taken a straw pole in the office, Natural History Museum came out on top. Good choice.

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Making the most of your SCC membership Our Committee Chairman Peter Mantell

Once you’ve joined us you have access to the opportunities we provide to help support you and your business. Whether you simply want to attend our networking events, run a seminar or sponsor or run an event, we’d love you to get involved. We like our members to make the most of their membership and get as involved as much as they can.

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Vice President Lord Roy Kennedy (House of Lords)

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Southwark Business Today June 2018  

Southwark Chamber of Commerce Magazine, Latest Local Business Issues, National Business News, Accountancy and Fiscal Management, Business Tr...

Southwark Business Today June 2018  

Southwark Chamber of Commerce Magazine, Latest Local Business Issues, National Business News, Accountancy and Fiscal Management, Business Tr...