Events and webinars coming up for the rest of April

Here are all the events and webinars coming up for the rest of April – including developing a sales channel through YouTube and creating a Podcast to promote your business. Sign up now to secure your place.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

14.00 – 15.00 pm

Developing A Sales Channel Through YouTube.

YouTube is one of the most active platforms on the world. Simply put we love videos and we consume them on a daily basis. For those who concentrate their marketing efforts through YouTube, they give themselves a massive lead over those who do not yet understand or harness the power of video. 

This webinar will show you how to set up and build your own YouTube channels and how you can leverage it to build your followers and generate more sales. 

What we will cover:

  • How to set up your you tube channel
  • Equipment you need
  • Putting your video script together
  • What you need to include in your video
  • Basic editing
  • How to build a following
  • Using ads to your advantage
  • And much more…

Led by Ray Lavery from CPG this webinar will give you the complete A-Z of YouTube and how you can use it to increase your sales and monetise your followers. It is a powerful technique that every business owner should learn. 


Who is it for? 

This is for any business owner based in Redbridge who wants to understand the complexity of YouTube and how they can use it in a simple way to get consistent results.

This programme is part of Redbridge Councils Review And Recover Business Support Programme. Find out more at

Supported by Redbridge Chamber of Commerce.





Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

10.00 – 11.00am

Creating A Podcast To Build Sales

Podcasts are here to stay and they are a great way to build trust and generate an active and loyal following. In this workshop we will show you how to create an engaging podcast to build an ever growing audience and in turn generate sales. You will learn all about how to start a successful podcast of your own and how to get it on all major platforms where your listeners can tune in regularly.

What we will cover:

  • The importance of your story
  • How to refine your podcast ideas
  • The latest and greatest equipment
  • How to plan your episode
  • How to publish your episode to various platforms
  • How to monetise your podcast 
  • And much more…

Through this in-depth training, we will go over various formats, topics, how to get guests to interview, the easiest way to record, and of course how to monetise your podcast.

Content marketing comes in many different forms. Audio is being used in clever ways to fit into the content plans of websites and blogs.

We give you a step-by-step, simple plan to overcome the fears of starting a podcast. Done right there are many advantages to starting a podcast of your own. 

Led by Ray Lavery from CPG this is an interactive workshop where you will learn how to create, launch your podcast and successfully grow your audience.


Who is it for? 

This webinar is a must for any business owner who struggles to generate creative content to engage with their customers, is unsure as to how and when to post and wants to create a loyal following of returning customers.

This programme is part of Redbridge Councils Review And Recover Business Support Programme. Find out more at

Supported by Redbridge Chamber of Commerce.





Remember to take advantage of the MyGrowthPod platform. There are so many business tools and resources there for you to help you expand and develop your business. We also have the webinar recordings of everything we have run so far. Everything is available to you 24/7.

No one needs to be alone in business so join the Redbridge Facebook group  and the Redbridge LinkedIn Group and meet fellow business owners in your area.

We look forward to seeing you again soon Michael.

Kind regards,

Helen, Ray and the Team

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Redbridge Business Networking & Meetup – 29/03/2022


Tuesday 29th March 2022

18.00 – 19:30 pm 

Faroz Restaurant, 2-4 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BA

Make new connections and expand your circle of business contacts. 

Networking is one of the easiest ways to build new partnerships and to meet new potential clients. Our live and in person networking event, in partnership with Redbridge Council and Redbridge Chamber of Commerce, ensures that you make new local connections. Give yourself the best chance to grow your business and meet like-minded people.

What will happen?

This is a relaxed and friendly event where you can mingle and meet some new local business owners. Our friendly team will ensure that you are introduced to others and that you enjoy yourself. 

Not only will you get to meet other business owners, but we will have a bite to eat too. Sample the wonderful and highly revered food from Faroz restaurant. Just what you need at the end of a working day. 

Who is it for? 

Anyone who is a resident or business owner in Redbridge who want to take their business network to the next level. Entrepreneurship can be a lonely world and this is a great way to connect with like-minded people. 


This programme is part of Redbridge Councils Review And Recover Business Support Programme.

Supported by Redbridge Chamber of Commerce.

(Booking Required)


E-business Programme

Boost Your Digital Impact: Business Taster Sessions –  at City Gates Conference Centre in Ilford on 23rd March and 28th April.   The session will be an opportunity to hear more about digital marketing as well as sign up to receive FREE digital advice and support through our E-business Programme.   This is the link to book the Taster sessions:

Running a Business in Redbridge and Looking to Boost Your Online Presence? 

Find out how you can access FREE digital advice and support at a Boost Your Digital Impact: Business Taster Session on Wednesday 23rd March or Thursday 28th April at City Gates Conference Centre, Ilford IG1 1 BH.  Pick up top tips on how to succeed on social media and digital marketing – and find out how you can join the E-business Programme to harness the power of digital; boost your online presence; attract more customers and grow your business. 

Imagine what your business could achieve with the right digital help and support! Register for the Boost Your Digital Impact Taster Session Now!

The Taster session is held under the E-business Programme which offers free expert digital advice, webinars, workshops and business growth support.  It is supported by Local London and LB Redbridge. If you can’t make a Taster session – register for free support with the E-business Programme here.

A return to In Person Networking

Re: In Person Networking

Date & Time:  Wednesday 9th March 07:45 – 09:00

Venue:  Exchange Ilford, 5th Floor Management Suite,

High Road, Ilford IG1 1RS



I hope you are keeping well and life is returning to normality.

I am please to announce that we are now back to “in person meetings” and we are planning a those at a number of different venues within the Borough to enhance our Networking.

On Wednesday 9th March 2022, we will be meeting in the Management Suite of The Exchange Shopping Centre.  There will be complimentary Pastries, Teas & Coffees available to start your day off! 

Helen Roberts of CPG Executive Consulting will be talking about free training and support available over the next 12 months through their partnership with London Borough of Redbridge. 

There will of course be plenty of opportunity to network and I am sure a lot of you will want to catch up with each other.    

I hope to see you on Wednesday

Kind regards

Michael Pritchett

Redbridge Chamber of Commerce




NEW Made in Redbridge Test Trading date

Following the success of a series of workshops and a live Christmas Craft Market event, we have added a new Made in Redbridge Test Trading date. 

Saturday 2nd April 2022
10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Ken Aston Square –140 High Street, Barkingside, IG6 2EA 

We are offering this fantastic opportunity for Redbridge start-up businesses and residents to explore their passion and to test-trade their products in a friendly and supportive environment. This is a very exciting opportunity for new traders as this is the first time to experience an outdoor venue. 

 On this occasion this opportunity is free of charge and we are using an event’s organiser – Events Inspire Ltd. 

Interested residents and traders should register their interest by completing an online form before Wednesday 16th March via this link:
Made in Redbridge Test Trading Event Registration

A member of Events Inspire events team will respond to all registrations and will provide more information about the test trading event, alternatively they can email or leave a telephone message on 07714649663.     


Invitation to Redbridge JCP in Ilford Exchange

Invitation to Redbridge JCP in Ilford Exchange

You are invited to join our Guests at the official opening of the new Jobcentre plus office in the Ilford Exchange Mall on Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 9am.

London Ilford (Redbridge), 3rd Floor,
The Exchange, High Road, Ilford, London, IG1 1RS

 The event will be followed by a Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair
from 10am – 2pm in support of the Way to Work Campaign.

We will pre-screen job ready candidates for you to interview on the day depending on your vacancies.

The spaces are filling up quickly for the event and would encourage you to register your interest as soon as possible.

Please confirm your attendance to
by Monday 7
th March 2022, subject heading REEP Opening Event either as a Guest or Employer with vacancies.

The Employer Adviser Team will contact to acknowledge your acceptance to the Event either with or without vacancies.

If you need information, please do not hesitate to contact the Employer Adviser Team:

Eunice Harknett: 0776 849 3034
Lauren Clampett: 0782 483 6895
Tofayel Ahmed: 0208 271 4887
Hendrix Johnson: 0788 001 6772/020 4522 1366

Redbridge Jobcentre Employer Advisers

Virtual information session for local employers

New City College is working with Work Redbridge to host a virtual information session for local employers interested in finding out more about how apprenticeships can support their business.

The event will be held during National Apprenticeship Week on Tuesday 8th February 2.00-3.00pm and is designed to give employers information regarding the benefits of taking on an apprentice, funding available, apprenticeship standards and our free recruitment service for employers looking to recruit.

NCC can also support employers with Free training for staff, Sector-based Work Academy Programmes and Industry Placements and work experience for their students.

 Employers can register their place on the session here


Gary Dursley

Economic Development Officer – Employment & Apprenticeships

Work Redbridge

Regeneration and Culture Directorate

11th Floor Rear

London Borough of Redbridge

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


020 8708 2366

07908 795 920


For more information about Work Redbridge, visit


Save time, go online

London Chamber of Commerce Magazine – SPECIAL OFFER TO OUR MEMBERS

The official magazine of the London Chamber of Commerce. The readership is 18,000, on a distribution of 6000 in print and online at    

Redbridge Chamber are members of London Chamber, and I would like to offer your members a full page in the Jan/Feb issue of London Business Matters, at the reduced rate of £500 plus vat, the page can be used for corporate advertising or advertorial, it is entirely up to them. We also have a full production service, who can assist with the artwork, and this is at no extra cost.

Please bear in mind that one full page is normally £2750 plus vat, so I hope your members will take advantage of the reduced rate. It is also a great opportunity to promote their business to a much wider audience.

The link on the digital version is £50 plus vat per issue. (this is normally £100 plus vat) 

You will only be invoiced after the issue is published, or you can pay upfront, and get a further 5% discount, it is entirely up to you.

LBM Gina Map

LBM Readership Breakdown


Future proof your business and catepult it into the future with CPG Executive Consulting

Future proof your business and catepult it into the future with CPG Executive Consulting in partnership with Redbridge Council. Providing free business support and training with the review and recover business support programme to help the existing businesses of any size to innovate and repair.

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How will the programme support businesses?
This is a free and inclusive programme of support aimed at all businesses in the borough of Redbridge powered by CPG consulting. Over the year it is designed to support the growth of existing business in the area to regenerate and develop new pathways to better business. 

Running until October 2022 particiants get access to the most up-to-date tools, business models and all the training you could need to create sustaibale growth for your business. This support is also for businesses that had to shut down due to the effects of the pandemic to revive these companies and get them back on track with the help of our experts, their knowledge and My Growth Pod’s innnovative business tools.

Businesses can be either an active business that has continued throughout the pandemic or partcipants have a business that needed to pause during the pandemic and can now re-open. This is the most comprehensive business support available in the UK and is open to all industries and business sizes. We will cover all business topics and have hundreds of business tools to help your unique business thrive and grow.

What are the benefits for your business?

  • This innovative business support programme is backed up by a extensive platform of training available to you 24/7, accessible on any smart device and includes:
  • One2One Strategy Growth Session with our expert consultants.
  • Private members area with everything in one place.
  • Business Health Checks to understand your business’s current position.
  • Access to a personalised Growth Action Plan showing you exactly what to do to grow.
  • Access to an extensive eLibrary of webinars and workshops designed for businesses growth.
  • Live workshops, webinars and events.
  • Access to a local business community forum.

Read more and sign up for the free programme here:


Nominate your favourite local business for an Ilford South Business Award

In partnership with the Office of Sam Tarry Ilford South MP, Ilford Recorder, Metro Bank, DigiPix, Goldex Essex, Paul Fox Photography and Weiningers. Ilford BID is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Ilford South Business Awards aimed at recognising businesses in Ilford.

Nominate your favourite local business for an Ilford South Business Award at

All nominated businesses receive a ‘Certificate of Nomination’, signed by Sam Tarry MP.

The business in each ward that receives the most nominations wins the award of ‘Best Local Business’ in their ward.

Nominations close on 21st November, so get nominating!