The Growth Hub, is launching a totally free programme of business skills masterclasses and mentoring for small businesses in boroughs throughout London.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) have announced the launch of Start, Scale, Grow, a totally free programme of business support, skills building and mentoring, which will be running at co-working spaces throughout London between May and...
Clean Air
#NationalCleanAirDay is on July 15, and, includes helpful suggestions on how you can reduce the amount of pollution you create and how you can reduce your exposure to it.
To many, such advice only serves to highlight the limited power individuals have in dealing with this issue – the website doesn’t have much to say about what the government or polluting industries are doing to keep us safe.  At a time...
Sonic Waterloo
Sonic Waterloo is a festival of concerts, talks and workshops exploring the relationship between sound and place.
Happening in various locations around Waterloo including IKLECTIK, Lower Marsh, Granby Place, Morley College and Old Paradise Yard this will be the first festival of its kind in the Waterloo area. Highlights include an eponymous exhibition that presents videos, installations and sculptures by Token Victory, Hugh Davies...
Waterloo Business Summer School
Your staff are invited to develop their business skills for free this summer at the Waterloo Business Summer School. Short Courses including Presentation Skills are based on what you told us you needed most.
Starting on the 26 June, a series of 12 unique courses for members will be delivered by London South Bank University and Morley College. The 2-3 hour interactive training sessions are tailored to provide your staff with new...
Waterloo Food Month
This July we celebrate a month of food and drink with a packed programme of exciting events hosted by Waterloo’s vibrant mix of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and food shops
Waterloo’s top chefs, foodies and baristas will be revealing their secrets and techniques in a month of exclusive masterclasses, demos, talks, workshops and tasting sessions. The full events programme is available to view here, and includes a butchery demo,...
Are you thinking of going to university or making a career change? Then why not go to one of Morley College's Higher Education and Advanced learning Open Days?
This year Morley has developed a number of Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and on 25th May they will have their first Open Day to launch them. A HND is a work related or vocational qualification which is the equivalent to the first two years of a degree. They focus on...
A Trinidad and Tobago inspired food stall on Lower Marsh Market
Why did you decide to start a street food business? I love feeding people and wanted to take that passion a step further. Having a market stall is such a great way to be flexible and diverse in your cooking and working in a market has a buzz like nothing else. What’s the best thing about being a market trader? Interacting with all kinds of people! There is always...
Lower Marsh
This week, Waterloo lost one of its last remaining dry cleaners, another in a recent set of closures on Lower Marsh. Lower Marsh has been known for decades as an important retail and market street providing for the shopping needs of the local resident population.
As its value as a central London location has risen, landowner developers have shown new interest and now three hotel schemes have been given planning consent on the...
London Doctors Clinic
London Doctors Clinic is a convenient and affordable private London GP practice providing GP Services exactly when and where you need it. We found out a little bit more about the clinic in a brief Q...
WeAreWaterloo offers a free recycling service to members through our contractors First Mile
The number of members taking up free recycling service has been increasing and with limits to the BIDs budget we are now no longer able to offer this service on an unlimited basis. In addition, the levels of sack contamination and overuse of cardboard stickers have been increasing and we have been working with members to try to improve...
Food Month
Announcing a whole month of exclusive events, masterclasses and demonstrations in Waterloo this July
This July London’s Waterloo celebrates a month of food with a packed programme of exciting events hosted by the area’s vibrant mix of food and drink venues. Waterloo’s top chefs, foodies and baristas will be revealing their secrets and techniques in a month of exclusive masterclasses, demos, talks, workshops and tasting sessions....
Apprenticeships Levy
What you need to know - a Q&A by London South Bank University
The apprenticeship levy is here. As of early April, UK employers with a PAYE bill over £3 million must pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into the levy which can be used to pay for apprenticeships. London South Bank University put together this very quick overview for you to cover the basics. If you still have questions or you'd like free help and advice on how to...
Waterloo Carnival 4
Support Waterloo's much-loved annual, community event and become a sponsor
The Waterloo Carnival is an annual summer intergenerational event, aiming to build community, encourage creativity, include those who are more isolated (elderly and those out of work or education), and bring positive engagement in the local community. The 2017 event takes place on Friday 14th July. It comprises of a fantastic carnival procession that moves...
The Cut
Following on from the successful campaign to reduce business rates for Waterloo businesses, there is now another opportunity for the hardest hit to pay less
Business rate bills landed with our members over the past few weeks and for many the rises were not anticipated. Bills will continue to rise for the next five years, as the transitional relief applied is reduced each year. And appealing business rate valuations is less simple...
SC launch
Local workers, residents and students can now enjoy a myriad of unique local offers and discounts with the introduction of a rewards card for Waterloo and South bank
Both BIDs, who have a combined business membership of almost 600, have collaborated on the delivery of the STAR CARD rewards scheme to ensure that workers, residents and students can access to the local retail offer. The scheme was also developed to help South Bank and...