A series of Pop-Up Business Support Centres have been launched today – with the first event being held at The Drayton Court Hotel, The Avenue, W13.
You can visit the landing page for Ealing Support by clicking here.
|West Ealing||Thurs 24th March||The Drayton Court Hotel, 2 The Avenue, W13 8PH|
|Southall||Weds 30th – Thurs 31st March||Southall Manor House, The Green, Southall, UB2 4BJ|
|Acton||Thurs 7th April||ActOn Cinema, The Old Library, High Street, W3 6NA|
|Hanwell||Thurs 14th April||Fade To Black, 120 Uxbridge Road, W7 3SU|
|Greenford||Thurs 21st April||Greenford Community Centre, 170 Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9JS|
|Ealing||Thurs 28th April||Hilton Doubletree, 2-8 Hanger Lane, W5 3HN|
|Northolt||Thurs 12th May||Grand Union Village Community Centre, Taywood Road, UB5 6WL|
Each day will have a slightly different agenda including presentations, group discussions and 1-to-1 mentoring.
Click here for the agenda for the first event.
There will also be sharing of information, including the following:
Ealing Trades Online – sign up here.
Ealing Accelerator Programme – free one to one business diagnostics sessions and webinars – sign up here.
Winning bids and tenders – free access to e-learning modules – sign up here.
Support for food businesses – Launching soon
Programmes of support for Ealing’s food manufacturers, restaurants and cafes – tailored programme of workshops, webinars and mentoring to help businesses to develop a clear programme for their business growth to enable them to reset their business and create new strategies and identify new ways of working as well as identifying new markets, leading to opportunities for growth, profitability and new jobs – register your interest, email: email@example.com
Becoming carbon neutral – Launching soon
A Climate Essentials business support programme which allows businesses to effectively measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprint – register your interest, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy efficiency resources for businesses – Carbon Trust ‘better business guide to energy saving’ and financing schemes
‘How To’ business support guides – coming soon – sign up here.
The High Streets Task Force – How to become more involved in your local area / representing your High Street
To support businesses and increase public confidence in the high street, Ealing Council is working with Business Improvement districts (BIDS) and other partners including Acton BID, Make It Ealing, InWest Ealing BID, Pitshanger Village Traders Association and Southall Communities. The group meets monthly to discuss key issues and action plans. To find out more about the taskforce or to get involved contact email: HighStreetsTaskforce@ealing.gov.uk
Ealing’s Plan for Good Jobs
A new initiative to show how the council and its partners will work together, share knowledge and resources to rebuild Ealing’s local economy. You can view the Plan for Good Jobs or download a copy.
You can read more about the council’s ambitious plans for good jobs here.
London Living Wage
How to join the campaign to be a London Living Wage employer – Living Wage Foundation | For the real cost of living
Apprentices for your business
Ealing Council has been working with local businesses across the borough to provide hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities.
If you’d like to get local people into apprenticeships, the council is sharing its unspent apprenticeship levy funding with Ealing businesses to pay for the training of new apprentices, increase the number of apprentices or upskill existing staff. For more information or to make an application, please email email@example.com or call 020 8825 6234.
Shaping Ealing – survey now launched – residents, businesses and others are needed to help shape Ealing and the towns within it by joining a dedicated conversation to put your priorities under the spotlight.
Travel in Ealing – a charter for better engagement – the council is developing a Travel in Ealing Charter –that will set out its commitment and approaches for engaging with local residents and businesses on future transport project.
New social value policy
Ealing Council’s new social value policy gives greater opportunities to small and medium-sized businesses to bid for council contracts.
Stay up to date
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