High Streets and Town Centres business survey

The Economic Development team, Regeneration & Culture Directorate at redbridge council have set up a new business survey and we included some questions that are relevant to businesses in the High Streets and Town Centres.

Please See link below:

https://engagement.redbridge.gov.uk/regen/highstreetsandbusinesssurvey/start_preview?token=c1991e28d805d3068c09acbfbe0e08701ee7399d

 

 

Tel: 02087086791

Email: maria.gerring@redbridge.gov.uk

Web:  www.redbridge.gov.uk

Twitter: @redbridgeLive

Facebook: www.facebook.com/redbridge.gov.uk

NatWest upcoming June 2021 Business Events

We have some great guest speakers. The events are completely free of charge and they are being run on Zoom so please share this across the network to see if any businesses within the chamber or externally are interested. They can register their interest for these events using the links below:-

Thursday 03rd June 2021 @ 10.00am – ‘Bounce Back Growth Strategies for SME’s – Zoom

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154424312275


Thursday 24th June 2021 @ 10.00am – ‘Powerful Marketing Strategies for SME’s’ – Zoom

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154546596029

If you have any questions or need anything from me please let me know and I will be happy to help. I am looking forward to joining the meeting in June with you all.

Kind regards

Daniel Copsey
Local Enterprise Manager – East London

NatWest Business Banking

Mobile: 07917642440 – Email: daniel.copsey@natwest.com – Twitter @daniel_copsey

Website: www.natwest.com/business www.businesslending.natwest.com

Business Line: 03457 114477

 

Ilford Town Market Consultation

Please see the link below to the consultation on the new Ilford Town Centre Market, could you please share with all relevant parties and business.

https://engagement.redbridge.gov.uk/civic-pride/ilford-town-market/

also available on the Redbridge Council Consultation Hub

 

If you have any questions please contact me.

Regards 

Gareth Morris

Trading Standards and Licensing Manager

Civic Pride

Communities Directorate

London Borough of Redbridge

Floor 10, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford IG1 1NY

Tel: 02087084023

Email: gareth.morris@redbridge.gov.uk

Web: www.redbridge.gov.uk

Twitter: @RedbridgeLive

Facebook: www.facebook.com/redbridge

 

Supporting You and Your Business ZOOM meeting 27/421

Supporting You and Your Business

ZOOM Meeting Tuesday 27th April @ 9:30am

Link: ZOOM MEETING

 

The Sun is out and local businesses are starting to re-open with the High Streets coming back to life – hopefully everything will start getting back to some normality and most importantly our businesses will start to thrive again.

 

 

We still have to be careful of the dreaded virus, so we continue with our series of on-line meetings which I know many are finding very useful.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 27 April 2021. We will have Mark Middleton from LB Group talking about the current economic situation and outlook.  He will also be talking about help and assistance that is available.  https://www.lbgroup-stratford.com/

We also have David Howarth from Woodford Speakers offering tips on how to speak in public without fear or trepidation, which will prove useful to virtually everyone as we emerge from the pandemic and are able to engage again with each other in person to present your business. https://wgs.toastmastersclubs.org/

As usual we will have online networking with a 60 second slot to introduce yourself and tell us what you are looking for, Q & A’s of presenter and members/guests can raise questions or subjects for discussion amongst the attendees.  There is a wealth of practical experience among Chamber members, so in addition to the normal asking for business, do not be shy in asking for help if it is required. 

I hope to see you on Tuesday

Kind regards

Michael Pritchett

Chair,

Redbridge Chamber of Commerce

T: 020 8270 9806

E:   chamber@redbridgechamber.com

W: www.redbridgechamber.com

 

 

 

 

Join the Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89159914178?pwd=Y1lRQnZBbXVnaUFKVEVPR0lBTVltZz09

 

Instagram for Beginners

Set up, brand and use Instagram to present your products and services to your customers in the most effective way.

 

About this Event

Why you should join in…

This workshop will be interactive with a maximum of 12 people attending, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to create a fabulous Instagram account with personal guidance.

It will be perfect for you if you’re not using Instagram yet for your business, or you are using it, but not in a professional way.

The session covers:

  • Creating and building your Instagram business account, including your bio, web links and page features, such as ‘highlights’.
  • Showcasing your business story and its personality, including branding your page.
  • Sharing relevant and creative content and designing the look and features of a fabulous ‘grid’.
  • Developing an audience by understanding how to use hashtags and @mention tags effectively.
  • Using stories, highlights, video and a shop to enhance your use of Instagram and raise awareness of your brand.

By the end of the session…

  • You’ll have a beautifully branded Instagram account – or understand fully how to create one.
  • You’ll be competent at posting relevant, interesting and creative material that showcases your services or products and the personality of your business.
  • You’ll be confident to build an audience and make it clear what you’re offering to them.

Fee: £40+vat

 

For more information visit:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/instagram-for-beginners-tickets-144050652379

Redbridge Chamber Zoom meeting 30/03/21

Supporting you and Your Business

ZOOM Meeting Tuesday 30th March @ 9:30am

Link: ZOOM MEETING

 We now have a timetable for our way out of lockdown and although things will still be tough for the foreseeable future, we do have the ability to rejuvenate our businesses and in turn the economy.

 The way business is undertaken has probably changed forever and more and more things are moving “on-line”. 

 

With this in mind, the first of our three speakers this month is Renee Wallen who will be helping to guide us through the maze of social media marketing on Instagram and Linkedin, so that we can present our businesses in the best way possible to gain maximum results.

 We also have Kiran Shah talking about pensions & Investments through the current pandemic and Mark West, Station Manager of Redbridge Radio https://redbridgeradio.blogspot.com

 As usual we will have online networking with a 60 second slot to introduce yourself and tell us what you are looking for, Q & A’s of presenter and members/guests can raise questions or subjects for discussion amongst the attendees.  There is a wealth of practical experience among Chamber members, so in addition to the normal asking for business, do not be shy in asking for help if it is required.  

I hope to see you on Tuesday

Kind regards

Michael Pritchett
Chair,

Redbridge Chamber of Commerce

T: 020 8270 9806

E:   chamber@redbridgechamber.com

W: www.redbridgechamber.com

Business Reopening Webinar – Thursday 1st April 2021 – 11 am to 12.30 pm

Business Reopening Webinar 
Thursday 1st April 2021
11 am to 12.30 pm 

 

Join the Ilford BID, the London Borough of Redbridge, the Redbridge Chamber of Commerce, Kenson Civils & Highways, the Metropolitan Police, and Exchange Ilford on the 1st of April from 11 am to 12.30 pm for a business reopening webinar.

The session is aimed at providing guidance and support for businesses which will be reopening from 12th April 2021.

Take the opportunity to ask questions about security, outdoor trading, crowd control,  the High Road upgrade works, lateral flow testing, and much more.

Join our webinar by clicking on the green register button to the right.

April 2021

1

11 AM to 12.30 PM

 

REGISTER

Engines Off Every Stop launch webinar – Tuesday 23 February 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn more about how you can reduce vehicle emissions

Join Camden Council and Idling Action London on 23 February, 16:00 – 17:00 for a webinar to launch the London-wide Engines Off Every Stop campaign, to focus on how businesses, local authorities and communities can tackle avoidable air pollution caused by vehicle engine idling.

The webinar will feature speakers from:

  • Camden Council
  • Lambeth Council
  • Newham council
  • Veolia UK
  • Idling Action London
  • GLA

This webinar will cover:

  • The importance of clean air and the role vehicle emissions play
  • What local authority partners are doing to reduce air pollution caused by engine idling
  • How businesses can help to tackle this avoidable source of air pollution
  • How to support Idling Action London’s Engines Off Every Stop public awareness campaign

For more information and register click here

Kind regards,

Maria Gerring

Redbridge Business and Enterprise

Regeneration and Culture Directorate

London Borough of Redbridge


For more information contact: business.enterprise@redbridge.gov.uk

Web:  www.redbridge.gov.uk

Twitter: @redbridgeLive

Facebook: www.facebook.com/redbridge.gov.uk


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Supporting you and Your Business – ZOOM Meeting

Tuesday 29th September 2020 @ 2pm

I hope you are well and managing business in the “new normal”. Unfortunately, as we learnt yesterday, we are now entering further restrictions Nationally and it is possible that
Redbridge will have some sort of further local lockdown in the near future.

This makes it even more important to belong to a business support network where we can network with each other for business and to gain ideas to help promote our own businesses.

We know how important it is to maintain turnover and profit, particularly in the current climate which is challenging for many. We have therefore included in our next meeting a presentation from Kim Wheatley of Asentiv, talking about business referrals and networking. We also have Aleksandra Mielnikow-Rudnicka, Access & Progression Officer at London School of Management Education talking about apprentice opportunities and the new Government Kickstart scheme which may provide you with a useful extra pair of hands at reduced cost.

As usual we will have online networking, Q & A’s and members and guests can raise questions or subjects for discussion. If afterwards you would like someone’s direct contact details, simply reply to this email and we will affect an introduction for you.

I hope to see you on Tuesday

Kind regards

Michael Pritchett

Join the Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648041735