"In Wandsworth we are incredibly proud to have one of London’s strongest and most dynamic SME economies and to be home to some of the country’s most exciting entrepreneurs. Wandsworth Enterprise Week is part of our unique offer to the SME sector. The programme provides a range of support and advice to local businesses to help them flourish, develop and expand. If you’re looking to grow your business or to get a fledging enterprise off the ground then  I encourage you to explore the programme and book your sessions today."

Cllr Ravi Govindia
Leader of Wandsworth Council

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    The fourth Wandsworth Enterprise Week takes place 6-11 March 2017. The event aims to foster enterprise in Wandsworth, with a different theme  each day. Take advantage of enlightening workshops, seminars, panel discussions and Q&As -  with leading entrepreneurs, business thought leaders and pioneering experts as guest speakers.
     
    Topics covered include; business advice clinics, PR, marketing, branding, women’s enterprise and food enterprise and the week will commence with a series of events aimed at Start ups and those looking to grow their exisiting business. All events are free, but numbers are limited so must be booked in advance and preferential treatment will be given to Wandsworth businesses and residents. To find out how your buiness can get involved with Wandsworth Enterprise Week contact Jenni Asiama jasiama@wandsworth.gov.uk.

     

    We care about our borough's businesses
     
    Wandsworth Enterprise Week is organised by Wandsworth Council's  Economic Development Office (EDO).
     
    The EDO leads the Council’s objective of building a prosperous and vibrant community.  In addition to helping Wandsworth be a good place to do business and ensuring that local residents have access to skills and employment, the EDO supports the local economy, in particular small enterprises, and fosters Wandsworth’s reputation as a business friendly borough.
     
    The EDO works with partners including Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Town Centre Partnerships, the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and other business organisations to:
    ◦Encourage investment in the Borough to meet the needs and aspirations of existing and future Wandsworth residents
    ◦Actively support the local economy, particularly small enterprises, and our five town centres
    ◦Encourage and support access to employment for local residents
    ◦Transform Nine Elms into a world class business and residential quarter
    ◦Promote aspiration, social mobility, focussing on 18-24 year olds and an improved physical environment in some of the borough’s most deprived areas such as Latchmere and Roehampton.
     
     
     
    Your Business Your Growth business support programme
     
    Your Business Your Growth, is the Council’s new business support programme for start ups  and existing businesses. The programme will comprise:
     
    Networking Wandsworth – business support for pre-start businesses and existing businesses, workshops, seminars, networking and 1-1 business advice sessions for entrepreneurs and owner/directors. 
     
    Food Enterprise Project - an integrated programme of workshops, masterclasses  and 1-1 business support tailored to assist the improvement in performance of the food and hospitality sector.  Trial trading and showcasing opportunities will also be feature in the programme.
     
    Digital Enterprise Project –a  business support programme for tech, digital and creative businesses, mentoring for start ups  and the creation of CodeClubs for school children and young people to develop coding skills. 
      
    For further information and to register your interest  in the Your Business Your Growth programme  call 020 8871 6227
     

     

    For an informal discussion about your specific needs, please call 020 8871 6884 or email edo@wandsworth.gov.uk. Our Open4business e-newsletter provides you with regular updates and useful information to help your business succeed and thrive in Wandsworth. Sign up here.