More than 30 businesses and their employees came together to help local charities by collecting and wrapping a record-breaking 1703 gifts to be distributed to organisations helping the young, elderly and homeless in Southwark this Christmas.
A 1930s spice warehouse in Curlew Street - now used as an office block - has changed hands for £28.4 million.
A local business improvement district (BID) has responded to a spate of commercial burglaries in the area by offering local firms free forensic marking kits for their valuable office equipment
The total annual business rates bill for the tenants of The Shard will rise from £5 million to almost £8 million by 2019, according to Colliers.
Businesses in Waterloo have backed the local business improvement district (BID) to continue for another five years. WeAreWaterloo now covers an extended area stretching almost as far as the Elephant & Castle.
Staff at the new Hilton London Bankside hotel held their own pancake race on Shrove Tuesday in addition to the established events organised by Better Bankside and the London Bubble theatre company.
London's deputy mayor for policing and crime visited Elephant & Castle last month to launch a new business partnership.
The business improvement district (BID) for the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge will continue for a third term of five years from April 2016 after a ballot of local firms.
Firms in the London Bridge area are this month voting on the future of their business improvement district (BID).
All three shops in the new southern entrance to Blackfriars Station have now been let to tenants, says train operator Thameslink.
DFS Old Kent Road located at Southernwood Retail Park is joining the British Heart Foundation's Nation of Lifesavers campaign by committing to train staff in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during 2015.
The Duke of York visited More London on Tuesday evening to open a new workspace for start-up businesses in the travel technology sector.
Teams from Eight Associates and The Futures Company were the winners of the two Shrove Tuesday pancake races held in SE1 this week.
Transport for London has declared 'zero tolerance' on 'A' boards and pavement clutter in Borough High Street and Tooley Street.
SE1's longest established independent bookshop has moved a few yards further inland to the Tooley Street side of Hay's Galleria.
Last month Divine Chocolate - the fairtrade confectionary company based in Gainsford Street - was named as Social Enterprise of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014.
Local businesses have been urged to sign up to the Waterloo Foodbank Supporters Scheme.
London & Partners and The Trampery have launched a three-week application period for London's Traveltech Lab, an incubator space for innovative start-up businesses in the travel, tourism, hospitality and events sector.
The Better Bankside business improvement district will continue for a third five-year term after businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour.
The Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry has marked its 90th anniversary with a gala party at the Hop Exchange in Southwark Street.
New York's Fifth Avenue jeweller Tiffany & Co is to make The Shard its new UK headquarters.
IPC Media, based in the Blue Fin Building behind Tate Modern, is to be rebranded Time Inc. UK.
Police have warned local businesses to be vigilant after a spate of thefts of Apple Mac computers from local ground-floor offices and creative studios.
Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes last month addressed a conference of young journalists from more than two dozen London schools.
Marks & Spencer has closed its main Simply Food store on the concourse of Waterloo Station.
A new business improvement district (BID) for the South Bank will launch in October after businesses between Lambeth Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge voted in favour of the proposal.
The owner of a new halal meat processing plant in South Bermondsey says that the UK's continued membership of the European Union is essential to his firm's survival.
Removal firm Rocketvan has moved from Union Street after more than six years under the railway bridge.
Teams from RBS and estate agents Kalmars won SE1's two Shrove Tuesday pancake races.
A flower stall in Lower Marsh is being sponsored by a Waterloo estate agent.
Pet shop chain Pets at Home has opened at the Cantium Retail Park in Old Kent Road.
This week Southwark's cabinet member for communities and economic wellbeing visited Tower Bridge Road to launch a new fund for improvements to local high streets.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to move out of one of its two Bankside office blocks.
A Bankside office block at Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge has changed hands for £122 million.
New Morley College-branded market stalls have been launched in Lower Marsh to showcase the work of art, design and enterprise students.
Less than a year after relocating from Bermondsey Square to Bankside, independent bookshop Woolfson & Tay has announced its closure.
'Together at Christmas', the annual Christmas appeal set up by Better Bankside has collected more than 1,800 gifts for over 600 people across the Bankside area.
Local business Eden Caterers has been named as this year's Waterloo Community Award winner.
Cooper's health food shop closed on Saturday after 32 years trading in Lower Marsh.
Local bicycle shop 'On Your Bike' is celebrating its 30th anniversary this autumn.
Representatives of local firms joined Simon Hughes MP and Liberal Democrat councillors last month for a round-table discussion about jobs and business in Southwark.
Copyprints, for over fifty years on the site of the Tabard Inn near London Bridge, has moved to the southern end of historic Borough High Street.
An electrical firm which has its London offices in Copperfield Street has donated a boiler to the Vauxhall Foodbank.
The Specialist Eco Cleaners has opened in Tower Bridge Road claiming to be the only 'eco dry cleaners' in the area and 'the best in the country'.
A consultation on a future use for London Bridge Station's arches has been launched by Team London Bridge with an on site photographic exhibition.
Dozens of local employers this week attended a breakfast event on the South Bank to learn how they could take on apprentices in partnership with Lambeth College.
Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 17th branch in London in Marlborough Grove, just off Old Kent Road.
The Delfina restaurant in Bermondsey Street has closed for refurbishment. It will reopen in May under the name Tanner & Co.
A Waterloo entrepreneur who has set up a business teaching first aid skills to parents has won £1000 and an iPad mini at the Brand Amplifier awards on the South Bank.
EmploySE1 has extended its catchment area from Southwark into the Borough of Lambeth to include both Waterloo and Vauxhall.
Better Bankside's seventh annual pancake race was held in Borough Market on Tuesday featuring 16 teams from local businesses and organisations.
A new training scheme sponsored by the Peabody Trust is training eight local young people to bake and sell bread.
Tej Sood, managing director of Blackfriars Road-based Anthem Press, was 'cloathed' as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers at the traditional 'cloathing' ceremony last month at Stationers' Hall in the City of London.
Michael Kalmar, founder of Kalmars commercial estate agents, has died at the age of 84.
Better Bankside's corporate responsibility programme is inviting local groups to apply to become 'community partners' and receive funding and in-kind support from the business sector.
Gifts donated by Bankside businesses and residents that will clothe, feed and support more than 600 homeless people and youngsters with special needs in SE1 were gift-wrapped last week through an initiative run by Better Bankside.
An initiative to help local businesses compete for contracts linked to major regeneration projects has been launched by Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar, the joint venture developers of the Shell Centre on the South Bank.
St John Ambulance has launched a series of First Aid at Work training courses at a new venue close to Borough Underground Station.
Lettuce-clad models visited Canvey Street on Wednesday to mark the opening of the ninth branch of salad and 'healthier eating' chain Tossed.
Southwark Street-based IT company Aiimi has helped pupils from four local schools to develop their IT skills in a real business environment.
Seven 16 and 17-year-olds who live or go to school in Southwark have organised a conference to be held at Tate Modern on the issue of youth employability.
Teenagers taking part in The Challenge, a summer programme for young people, visited Borough Market this week to get expert advice from traders.
Business secretary Vince Cable fielded questions from local employers on Monday night when he addressed a meeting of Southwark Chamber of Commerce.
Last week 40 students from schools in Southwark and Lambeth visited the Practical Law Company's offices in Hatfields for two careers events.
Southwark Council is to provide £40,000 funding to establish a new Tower Bridge Road Business Association to enhance and promote the street as a shopping destination.
A celebrity appearance by the Dulux dog was one of the highlights of Waterloo's celebrations of the first ever 4 July Independents' Day - a national initiative to promote small local shops.
More than 200 representatives of local business took part in a charity quiz organised by Southwark College earlier this month.
A new website has been set up to promote one of SE1's best kept secrets: the parade of independent shops in Great Suffolk Street.
Businesses in Tower Bridge Road have got together to submit an application to Southwark's £1 million community restoration fund as a growing consensus emerges that the street needs improvement.
Representatives of businesses based in the Bankside area gathered at the Jerwood Space on Thursday morning to hear two experts discuss George Osborne's latest Budget statement.
Employers in Vauxhall have voted to approve the setting up of a business improvement district stretching from Lambeth Bridge to Nine Elms and the Oval Cricket Ground. Vauxhall One's plans include a ranger service and refurbishment of railway arches.
The team from Glaziers Hall was victorious in Better Bankside's annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson declared ‘ethical capitalism’ alive and well at the opening of a social enterprise business support centre in Tooley Street on Tuesday.
A supermarket worker who took part in a sponsored sleepout in aid of a winter night shelter for homeless people in South London has received a £500 donation from her employers at Asda Old Kent Road.
The Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood has formally presented the Royal Oak in Borough with its Greater London Pub of the Year 2012 certificate.
Businesses and charities in Waterloo have teamed up to encourage locally based organisations to help each other out with practical in-kind support.
The Calder Bookshop in The Cut has been declared London's Best Bookshop in the London Magazine's Great Little Shop Awards 2011.
Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey has told the House of Commons that Lower Marsh-based solar energy firm Solarcentury will be seriously affected by the Government's decision to cut the feed-in tariff scheme.
Pupils from three Southwark schools were recognised for their achievement on IPC Media's Schools' Design Programme at a ceremony and exhibition that showcased their magazine designs.
Woolfson & Tay bookshop in Bermondsey Square marked its first birthday on Saturday with music and special offers.
Better Bankside is marking the opening of its secure cycle park with a free trial offer.
The Better Bankside Events Academy has staged a networking evening as the climax to its summer project.
A film company with offices at Southbank House in Black Prince Road was last week presented with the Social Enterprise Mark by Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey.
Young London estate agents based in Webber Street have been named South London business of the year for their unusual business model which replaces commission for sales staff with rewards for delivering good customer service.
More than 60 members of a health club took part in a 3.5 mile lunchtime run in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Care.
Solarcentury has been presented with its Queen's Award for Enterprise during a brief ceremony in Waterloo.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced a three-way partnership between the private, public and third sectors to help disadvantaged individuals develop skills and find work through a new restaurant and cookery school in Tooley Street.
The South Bank and Bankside have been named as two of the eight 'frontrunners' across the country which will test out a new approach to planning with businesses working in partnership with residents.
Four companies based in SE1 have been named among the recipients of the Queen's Awards for Industry 2011.
Around seventy businesses were represented at the Better Bankside budget breakfast.
A team from the British School of Osteopathy won the fifth annual Better Bankside pancake race held in Montague Close on Shrove Tuesday lunchtime.
Waterloo Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is to continue for another five years in an extended area after receiving strong support from the local business community.
The Canadian Tourism Commission is to move to Bermondsey Square from its current office in Trafalgar Square.
Southwark Council leader Peter John this week took part in a live web link-up with the Manhattan Construction Command Center in New York.
SE1's three business improvement districts have teamed up to launch a new service to help their member businesses recruit unemployed Southwark residents.
Team London Bridge and Better Bankside have been named as the main winners at the Mayor of London's first annual awards for business improvement districts in the capital.
THE cast of Pinkalicious The Musical switched on Christmas tree lights as part of an evening of festive fun in Waterloo last Thursday.
Broadcaster and travel writer Simon Calder joined politicians and business leaders at Borough Market last week for the launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'.
The Waterloo Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its campaign to win the backing of local businesses for a second five-year term.
The business alliance covering the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has won a second term in a ballot of local firms.
A campaign has been launched to place '100 apprentices in 100 days' in Southwark workplaces.
It's more than four years since SE1 resident Tom Mercer swapped his management consultant job in the City for a new life selling healthy breakfasts to commuters at Waterloo East Station.
German pizza and pasta chain Vapiano is looking to open its second UK restaurant at the Bankside Mix development on Southwark Street.
Hannibal House, the office block above the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, is now 100 per cent occupied as negotiations about the redevelopment of the site continue.
Team London Bridge has launched its programme for a second term with a four point plan.
Six young people from Bermondsey and Southwark are being offered the chance to gain employment skills on 'The Apprentices Project' at WPF Therapy.
More than 60 people worked in 11 teams for 54 hours over the weekend to create new technology-based business ideas at the London Startup Weekend held at the IBM building on the South Bank.
'Innovation, action and outcomes' is to be the theme of Labour's new Southwark administration said Cllr Peter John.
The Amano cafe-bar at Bankside's Blue Fin Building has reopened after a 15-month closure but the Viva Verdi prosciutto bar has shut down.
An established production company has decided to make Waterloo its new London headquarters and is busy completing a new film studio complex in Webber Street.
Better Bankside, SE1's first business improvement district (BID), has won a second five-year term in a ballot of the 460 businesses in the area.
The Mayor of Southwark Cllr Jeff Hook has officially opened the new Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis.
Two ticket tout companies run by Terry Shepherd - including The Online Ticket Exchange in Borough High Street - have been wound up in the High Court following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.
Tsuru, a Japanese restaurant near Tate Modern, is to launch a local delivery service this month.
A Southwark-based company is driving forward the development of biofuel with the support of the London Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund.
In Lower Marsh Market last month only two stallholders had heard about the 2010 Lambeth Business Awards.
This Christmas will be more enjoyable for around 500 people thanks to the generosity of London Bridge businesses and their employees.
Simon Hughes MP opened the new Glass and Glazing Federation offices in Ayres Street on Thursday afternoon.
Better Bankside members were present at Southwark Cathedral for the lighting of the Christmas tree.
WHSmith this week opened a new branch at the Bankside Mix development on Southwark Street but we can reveal that NatWest has abandoned its plan to open a branch.
"Bankside is now one of the most attractive parts of London," says Sir David Bell.
Cllr Diana Braithwaite cut the ribbon to open a new bridal gown shop in Bishop's ward on Thursday afternoon.
The new Snowsfields Wellness health food shop in Snowsfields has now opened a clinic in the same building.
David Sharpe of Merlin Entertainments is the new chairman of the South Bank Employers' Group, succeeding Andrew Eddy of Shell.
SE1 employers including Vinopolis, Better Bankside and Team London Bridge are part of a new Earn and Learn scheme which will create more than 100 jobs in Southwark.
Borough Market Trustees have appointed Peter Wilkinson as board chairman with Glenis Reagon as managing director.
London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross has presented the first of fourteen pool bikes to businesses as part of a new Better Bankside scheme.
A conference centre near Elephant & Castle has been awarded a gold medal in recognition of its efforts at putting the environment at the heart of its day-to-day operations.
A new model for policing in business areas is to be trialled in London Bridge.
Lambeth Mayor Cllr Christopher Wellbelove visited Costcutter in York Road last week to open a new Tikka Hut counter and collect a cheque for his mayoral charity.
Forster, the ethical communications company, is named Britain's greenest company in the 2009 Sunday Times Green List.
French family baker and patisserie Paul opened its latest branch in Waterloo Road at lunchtime on Wednesday.
A snap poll of Bankside businesses suggests that most think yesterday's Budget was neutral.
The Mayor of Lambeth cut the ribbon to launch a new Lahori cafe and takeaway in Waterloo on Monday.
Simon Hughes MP visited the Southwark Bridge Road Costcutter store for the launch of its new Challenge 25 policy on alcohol sales - and to check on progress since the Borough Post Office moved in last summer.
Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has urged local entrepreneurs "to seize the opportunities that the Olympics will create for you, for your businesses and for Southwark".
Team London Bridge has announced that it will continue to fund last year's successful applicants to the Building Bridges fund.
Waterloo-based green energy firm Solarcentury was named business of the year at the Lambeth Business Awards last week.
Nearly all the office space at Hannibal House - the 80,000 sq ft office block above Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre - has been let, landlord St Modwen has announced.
More than 50 children took part in a concert at the Unicorn Theatre last week to showcase the work of community groups funded by Team London Bridgeâ€™s Small Grants Fund.
More than seventy people were waiting outside the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre's new 99p Store when it opened its doors on Tuesday morning.
Chicken Bus has launched a new website featuring crafts from South America.
A 99p Store is due to replace the Clarks Factory Shop in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
Baxter Hoare Travel, one of the UK's longest-established specialist corporate travel agents, has been acquired by Bath Business Travel.
People who work, employ staff or run a business in the London Bridge area are being invited to help reshape the way the police look after the neighbourhood.
The new Brisket Restaurant in the former Bankside Restaurant space reopens this week after a burst water main caused temporary closure just a few weeks after its launch.
More than a dozen railway arches in the Bankside area are getting a £3.8 million makeover by Network Rail which will provide around 40,000 sq ft of new office space.
Bankside resident Cathy O'Neill, human resources director of Fortnum & Mason, has been named 'inspiration of the year' at the Everywomen in Retail Awards.
Bathroom specialist CP Hart has completed a major refurbishment of its Hercules Road showroom by adding The Hart Theatre zone to showcase new designs.
More than 80 businesses in Waterloo have signed up for Waterloo Quarter BID's new Recycle at Work scheme which launched last week.
Play ran late as Better Bankside's own team 'Better Bouleside' and Globe Business Publishing battled out a friendly Boules final watched by commuters in Borough High High Street.
The London Bridge Business Improvement District Company (LBBC) has changed its name to Team London Bridge.
The "sculptural pavilion" in the centre of Empire Square in the Borough has been put up for sale for just under £1 million.
The Walking Tall programme for young disadvantaged people is looking for business support.
A new dental clinic accepting NHS patients has opened in the Borough.
Managers from the Marriott hotel chain this week helped environmental charity Thames21 to clear litter from the Thames foreshore near County Hall.
This summer's open-air theatre season at The Scoop next to City Hall is to benefit from an £8,000 grant from the London Bridge BID Company
"A Budget with no theme and so little that is new" is the verdict of Financial Times business editor John Willman.
The Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance is to expand its operations into Southwark following a ballot of local businesses - but only 32 per cent of eligible businesses bothered to vote.
Mediaedge:cia, a media communications specialist based in Paris Garden, has raised £2,000 for London homelessness charity Thames Reach through an ingenious Christmas campaign.
Southwark residents aged 16-30 can apply for mentoring and small grants from a new project designed to support young local entrepreneurs.
The Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance has unveiled its plan to expand the business improvement district (BID) into the borough of Southwark.
Lant Street-based recycling firm Paper Round has been named Best Performing Newcomer of Year at the Mayor of Londonâ€™s Green Procurement Code Awards.
Staff from More London-based law firm Norton Rose played a key role in the Lord Mayor's Show on Saturday. The new Lord Mayor, David Lewis, was formerly senior partner of the firm.
Divine Chocolate, based in SE1's Gainsford Street, has been named Best Social Enterprise at the Enterprising Solutions Awards announced last month.
Businesses within the London Bridge Business Improvement District have shown their commitment to becoming more environmentally friendly.
Staff of Lloyds TSB in Park Street have won an Environmental Business Gold Award.
Elan & Co, a local firm of chartered accountants, is now offering meeting rooms for hire at its premises in Royal Oak Yard just off Bermondsey Street.
An event held this week aims to ensure that people living in the South Bank area benefit from local job opportunities.
Serviced office provider Regus has launched a new drop-in business lounge at 3 More London Riverside providing instant working space for just £15 an hour.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to move into Land Securities' Bankside 2 and Bankside 3 buildings on Southwark Street.
Four new food and drink establishments in SE1 have been shortlisted for the Time Out Eating and Drinking Awards 2007.
The Better Bankside Travel Planning Group won a top prize at the Transport for London Sustainable Transport Awards last week.
More than 20 Southwark residents have taken part in construction training and eight people have gone into work through schemes set up as part of the Bermondsey Spa regeneration.
Sophi Tranchell, MD of Gainsford Street-based fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate, has won a Real Business/CBI First Women Award for her achievements as a woman in business.
Magazine publisher IPC Media has completed its move from King's Reach Tower on Stamford Street to the Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street.
Transport for London chose to launch its new travel planning product for small and medium-sized enterprises at Vinopolis before an audience of Bankside businesses.
Proof of the strength of the commercial property market in SE1 - if any were needed - is provided by the sale of a 0.7 acre site in Great Suffolk Street.
Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has confirmed that it will move 6,000 staff to a new building at the More London site on Tooley Street in 2010.
Shangri-La Hotels, who plan to open their first UK luxury hotel in the London Bridge Tower in 2011, held a star-studded party in London this week.
Modern British restaurant Canteen, which opened in Spitalfields two years ago, is to open a branch at the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank.
Sports information company Opta Sportsdata, based in Waterloo Road, has won an award for its success in generating business in overseas markets.
Cllr Richard Thomas last week met traders at Bermondsey Antique Market to hear their concerns about the Bermondsey Square development.
The new eatery - operated by D&D London (formerly Conran Restaurants) - will open in May in the space formerly occupied by the People's Palace restaurant.
Better Bankside has launched a series of informal breakfasts at The Rake pub to enable businesses to hear about the benefits of joining its Business Club.
Actor and broadcaster Peter Marinker, creative director of The Bookshop Theatre Company, has announced that he is pursuing opportunities to save the Calder Bookshop.
Staff and passers-by at Ernst & Youngâ€™s More London offices were last week greeted by actors recreating some of Renoir's most famous works.
Publisher and author John Calder is looking for someone to take over the Calder Bookshop and its publishing house.
If you work in the London Bridge Business Improvement District you are now entitled to a DealCard offering discounts at local establishments.
The announcement comes just weeks after founder John Calder's 80th birthday but closure is being forced by a sharp rent increase rather than any thought of retirement.
Tlon Books at the Elephant & Castle has reopened after a brief closure. The owner is critical of the council for not doing more to support the "blighted" shopping centre.
The popular second-hand bookshop Tlon Books in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has closed.
Princess Alexandra this week visited Grant Macdonald Silversmiths in Bear Lane.
Businesses in Kennington Road have praised a £90,000 scheme that has seen free short term parking bays for customers and deliveries introduced outside shops.
Volunteers from local businesses spent a morning sorting and wrapping gifts to be distributed to local charities as part of Better Bankside's annual Christmas appeal.
Crockatt & Powell bookshop has held a celebration party to mark its first year in Lower Marsh.
Business organisations have teamed up with the police to launch a campaign to make local companies more aware of the losses suffered by burglary victims.
A project to develop design and entrepreneurial skills around the Elephant and Castle has been launched by the London College of Communication and international development firm PRI.
Location Location Location's Phil Spencer has helped Better Bankside launch its Christmas appeal to raise money and collect presents for local charities.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Sir Alan Sugar came to the Young Vic last week to join a speednetworking event for young entrepreneurs.
Businesses in the London Bridge area heard about the challenges ahead in the next decade at a City Hall event last week.
A special event was staged in Borough Market on Friday morning to raise awareness of the risks of back injury amongst traders and wholesalers.
Famin Uddin from Castle Tandoori at the Elephant and Castle was among the winners of awards to recognise entrepreneurs from Southwark's diverse community.
The Costcutter store opposite Southwark Station in The Cut has become the first retailer in the borough to have its licence to sell alcohol suspended.
The Lambeth Building Society's Waterloo branch shut down on Friday as its merger with the Portman Building Society took effect.
A company owned by Amstrad boss Alan Sugar has bought the IBM building on the South Bank. The site ripe for development when IBM's lease ends in 2014.
Commuters entering the Bankside area on Wednesday were handed bars of Fairtrade chocolate along with cards promoting the relaunched Better Bankside website.
Both Southwark and Lambeth councils have submitted bids for funding from the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI).
A popular Indian restaurant on Tower Bridge Road has been shortlisted in a nationwide competition to find Britain's best curry.
Maison Brillant, the boulangerie and patisserie with a branch at Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank, is now in liquidation following the sudden closure of the shop at the end of July.
More than 350 local workers and residents braved the July heat to visit the Safer in Your City tent at More London to find out more about how to keep themselves - and their property - safer in their city.
Valerie Shawcross performed the opening ceremony of an authentic Lahori cuisine takeaway in Waterloo.
Southwark Bridge Road-based telecommunications firm Telinet has won the AXA Small to Medium Business Award at the National Business Awards South East Regional Finals.
The annual summer Mint Street Park family day will take place on Saturday 12 August, thanks to a £5,000 grant from property developer Land Securities.
A programme to link local students to potential employers has been launched by Southwark Education Business Alliance.
New Mayor of Southwark Paul Kyriacou carried out his very first engagement outside the Town Hall when he visited the Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum in Southwark Street.
The King's Reach complex on Stamford Street - currently occupied by IPC Media - has been sold for £80 million.
SE1 resident Gavin McDermott, who works for IBM on the South Bank, is this week cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for a children's hospice in Romania.
The new owners of a prime development site next to Tate Modern have appointed Richard Rogers Partnership to carry out preliminary studies.
Courier company Premier Despatch is launching a fleet of dinky despatch Q pods to deliver its clients' packages in a fun and environmentally responsible manner.
Two SE1 businesses have been recognised in the international trade category of the Queen's Award for Enterprise, announced on Her Majesty's 80th Birthday.
Fresh spring and Easter produce is available in Borough Market at the start of the long holiday weekend.
34 projects, including youth and homelessness charities, as well as sports and music programmes, are receiving grants from Bankside 123 developers Land Securities.
New City Court in St Thomas' Street has been acquired by Great Portland Estates for £43 million. Its current tenants include the Body Shop.
As the Pool of London Partnership enters its final year of SRB funding, it reveals plans to hand over some of its projects to the London Bridge BID Company.
Borough Market has revealed more details of its plan for a 'food school' at a seminar for members of Better Bankside's Business Club.
More than 50 members of Bankside's business community gathered at Roast on Thursday morning for a briefing on the implications of Gordon Brown's latest Budget.
The bespoke tailor Dress2kill has long been based in SE1 and has now opened its first retail outlet in The Cut.
Ganesamoorthy Sinnaghamby of Union Newsagents is the 100th person to receive a good practice certificate from Southwark Council for repeatedly refusing to sell cigarettes to under 16s.
Employment relations minister Gerry Sutcliffe visited the Waterloo Job Shop and Coin Street Community Builders on Wednesday as a guest of the South Bank Employers' Group.
Lambeth Building Society is to merge with Bournemouth-based Portman, it was confirmed this week. The Westminster Bridge Road HQ will close.
Waterloo businesses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of SE1's third Business Improvement District (BID), to be funded by a levy on business rates.
Pupils from Grange Primary School have been taking part in an innovative citizenship education project backed by the Southwark Education Business Alliance.
A group of 16 Camberwell students have celebrated the completion of a week of sought-after work experience at Stamford Street-based IPC Media.
A motivational training company has been fined after a fire walking session at London Bridge left a Deloitte employee with burns to her feet.
Clothes designer Paul Smith has opened a shop in Park Street on the edge of Borough Market.
Magazine publisher IPC Media has announced that its new Southwark Street HQ - until now known as Bankside 1 - is to be named The Blue Fin Building.
Vinopolis has introduced three newly designed wine tour packages, which offer a variety of options according to people's tastes and interests in wine, gin, beer and whisky.
Booksellers Matthew Crockatt and Adam Powell have opened a bookshop at 119 Lower Marsh. The new shop is near Iceland and Waterloo Library.
Bankside businesses, along with local residents and students, have dug deep and donated hundreds of gifts to charities supporting the aged and homeless of Southwark in the run up to Christmas.
A Business Improvement District proposal for Waterloo has been launched by the Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance.
Representatives of local companies gathered at Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday for a special Choral Evensong for the Business Community and to light up the cathedral's Christmas tree.
A branch of Neal's Yard Remedies has opened in Borough Market's Bedale Street.
A new cafe serving fairtrade and organic products has opened in Blackfriars Road. Cafe Arlington is a social enterprise helping homeless people get back into work.
The northern end of Blackfriars Road is set for further change with Great Portland Estates purchasing 231 and 235/241 Blackfriars Road for GBP 11 million with plans for redevelopment.
Greenwich Leisure was named on Thursday as the overall winner of this year's Enterprising Solutions Awards run by the Social Enterprise Coalition at a ceremony at Waterloo's IMAX cinema.
The proposal to introduce a Business Improvement District (BID) in the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has been given a strong seal of approval in a business referendum.
The Better Bankside Travel Planning Group has been launched with an early morning breakfast conference at the Jerwood Space.
British Airways is to sell its stake in the London Eye to the Tussauds Group, but the attraction will continue to bear the airline's name, it was announced on Thursday.
Danish entrepreneur Simon Neubert-Luckner has opened a new online auction house with a real-world showroom on Druid Street.
World-famous Gaunt Street club Ministry of Sound has been granted a 24-hour alcohol licence by Southwark Council.
Businesses in the Waterloo area are to vote next February on the setting up of a Business Improvement District (BID) funded by a levy on business rates.
The London Bridge Business Improvement District ballot has been launched with a reception attended by more than a hundred business representatives at Cotton's Atrium.
Land Securities has sold its Bankside 4 site in Sumner Street - intended for a Richard Rogers Partnership-designed residential tower - to Grosvenor and Clan Real Estate for £24.5 million.
Staff at an SE1 conference venue are among the first in Southwark to get a gold award for their efforts in minimising waste, recycling and raising employee awareness of environmental issues.
To celebrate five years in business Bankside Restaurants will be hosting a fundraising ball, organised in partnership with Speed Select, with all proceeds going to Action for Blind People.
Four members of staff from Borough Market-based PR firm Fourth Day joined IT industry executives for the annual NCH Byte Night on Friday to raise money for the young homeless people of London.
Southwark Council has received three second stage bids for the lead developer role on the Elephant and Castle project.
Land Securities and Bovis Lend Lease this week celebrated the 'topping out' of the first phase of the Bankside123 development close to Tate Modern.
Architects Purcell Miller Tritton of Maguire Street last week received a commendation from RIBA London for the restoration of the capital's "most significant building at risk".
Shell and Lend Lease have ended their joint venture agreement to carry out a £180 million mixed-use redevelopment of the oil giant's South Bank HQ, The Times reported on Thursday.
The trade secretary has presented petitions in the High Court to wind up Southwark Street-based London Citylink Limited and London Citylink Secretaries Limited in the public interest.
Minerva has sold its Bankside property portfolio in a £228 million deal.
London South Bank University and ITV London have just joined the South Bank Employers' Group, the association of the area's largest employers.
Staff in a Bankside office are the first in Southwark to get a gold award for their efforts in minimising waste, recycling and keeping the front of their premises clean and tidy.
Members of Bankside's business community enjoyed a gala performance of Southwark Playhouse's The Canterbury Tales on Wednesday as guests of Better Bankside, the business improvement district.
Bicycle shops in central London reported a boom in trade on Thursday as commuters stranded by the Tube shutdown sought alternative means of transport.
Borough Flowers has opened in Newcomen Street just a few doors from the King's Arms.
Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of the Dormaa Area in Ghana this week paid a visit to the Gainsford Street offices of leading Fairtrade chocolate business The Day Chocolate Company.
Minerva House, a riverside office property opposite Southwark Cathedral, has been bought by Insight Foundation Property Trust for £42.13 million.
Property values in the area around Southwark tube station have been boosted by £78 million since the arrival of the Jubilee Line Extension, according to a new Transport for London study.
Internet auction giant eBay has bought Gumtree.com, the international classified ads website based in Southwark Street.
St James's Teas Shop, on the corner of Blackfriars Road and Scoresby Street, is to close at the end of this month.
Beverley Knowles is looking for new premises in SE1 following her shock 'eviction' from Borough Market which has shaken the art world.
SE1's latest business events venue has been launched this month. Prospero House in Borough High Street is Etc Venues' sixth centre.
Green and Black's has no plans to leave SE1 for Birmingham or shed jobs following a takeover by Cadbury's.
Land Securities has decided to go ahead with the construction of 360,000 sq ft of office space in Southwark Street without waiting for any tenants.
SE1 resident Mark Champkins was named the runner-up in the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneurs of the Year awards for London South Central.
A US chain of hotels for business travellers on an extended stay is to open one of its first UK properties in Southwark in late 2006.
The Royal Festival Hall's neighbour on the South Bank, petrol giant Shell, has pledged £1 million towards the renovation of the concert hall.
Stamford Street-based magazine giant IPC Media has appointed Taryn Barclay as corporate responsibility manager, a move that sees the company increasing its focus on working within the wider community.
Caffe Nero has opened in The Cut in the premises formerly occupied by Supercut Minimarket which closed a month ago.
A strike by broadcasting unions Amicus and BECTU disrupted production at ITV's London Studios on the South Bank this week, including Parkinson and Saturday Night Takeaway.
Authentic French artisan bread is now on sale daily on the South Bank.
Local business representatives gathered at Clink Street's Amano Cafe early on Thursday morning for a briefing on Gordon Brown's Budget delivered by Ed Crooks of the Financial Times.
The directors of Mill Street-based employment agency, which failed with total debts estimated at £430,000, have given undertakings not to hold directorships or take any part in company management for a total of six years
Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance is the new name for the pilot Business Improvement District (BID) formerly known as Circle Waterloo.
A court heard last week that Gary Beecher, who worked at Volvo dealership HR Owen in New Kent Road, had pocketed customers' money to pay for building work at his home.
The Cut's oldest supermarket Supercut is to close at the end of this month.
The Hartley in Tower Bridge Road has been nominated for the Evening Standard's pub of the year award - just one week after it was shortlisted for ITV London's gastropub of the year award.
Venture capitalists 3i are to leave their Waterloo headquarters for a new development in Victoria.
Rickshaws should be licensed like taxis says a London Assembly transport committee report.
Local developers Acorn Homes have come up with a novel way of welcoming new residents to the area by linking up with Tate to offer homebuyers a year's free gallery membership.
South Bank Employersâ€™ Group has been awarded the Customer First kitemark, the quality assurance mark for organisations that provide publicly funded business support services.
Riverbus services on the Thames are set to expand following the news that Thames Clippers has secured venture capital funding to invest in more boats.
Staff at Barclays Bank in Borough High Street have been raising funds for MediCinema by braving the January weather to walk across four London bridges on a Saturday afternoon.
At least 75 Bankside businesses have indicated support for a permanent Business Improvement District known as Better Bankside.
Delia Smith has sold New Crane Publishing, the Upper Ground-based magazine company she founded with her husband Michael Wynn-Jones to Seven Publishing in a multi million pound deal.
Bankside123 developer Land Securities has added to its property portfolio in the area with the £67 million purchase of a building in Park Street currently let to Lloyds TSB.
London Town announced on Thursday that it had exchanged unconditional contracts for the sale of its site at Hopton Street for £10.8 million, though the buyer was not disclosed.
Better Bankside's 'Bring a better Christmas' campaign has collected 559 Christmas gifts of food, toiletries and clothes to be given to local charities working with older or homeless people.
The long-awaited Asda store on the Old Kent Road opened on Monday morning with the Pearly King and Queen of Southwark on hand to cut the ribbon.
Southwark Cathedral Enterprises Ltd is one of three SE1 businesses recognised at an awards ceremony for inner city businesses which help the local area by creating jobs and fuelling local economies.
London Bridge-based law firm Anthony Gold has launched a new clinic to advise people experiencing marital or relationship problems without ongoing commitment.
Britain's second pizza vending machine has been installed in The Cut.
Sainsbury's has this week exchanged a conditional contract for the sale of its Ten Blackfriars Road site on Stamford Street to the Beetham Organization for £48 million.
Bankside Restaurant has opened a second restaurant in the City. It is called Bankside EC2 and is on Throgmorton Street behind the Bank of England.
Rail passengers at Waterloo and London Bridge can sample the delights of wireless internet access free of charge until 7 November, thanks to Broadreach Networks.
The new consultation website is a forum for local business owners and employees in the Pool of London area to share with others how they see their local area developing and what their needs are in the area.
Konditor & Cook cakes are again available in The Cut with the opening a cafÃ© at the Arch Gallery.
Around 200 top executives from the IT community raised an amazing £200k for NCH's work with young homeless people and young people leaving care at Potters Fields on Friday 17 September.
Developer Acorn Homes, already active in Bermondsey, has received planning consent for a brand new development at 158 Westminster Bridge Road.
Businesses in Southwark are being encouraged to sign up to a trial scheme that gives them access to five free rental bikes, in addition to cycling equipment and training, for a six month period.
The money runs out for the Pool of London Partnership in three years' time, and the regeneration body is considering ways of ensuring that the pace of change is maintained.
Environmentally aware businesses in the Bankside area are being encouraged to sign up to a Southwark Council scheme which recognises their efforts in minimising waste, recycling and keeping the front of their premises clean and tidy.
David Page, chairman of Real Greek owners Clapham House Group, has lost his bet that the new Bankside restaurant would not take £50,000 a week before Christmas. He rashly promised to run across Tower Bridge naked if he was wrong.
South Bank Employers' Group has been awarded additional funds from the Cross River Partnership to support a mentoring programme for Social Enterprises.
Southbank House in Black Prince Road - home to many local small businesses - has been sold to Workspace Group plc for £16 million.
Workers at Famous Grouse's Glasgow bottling plant are furious with bosses for holding a glitzy party at the London Eye during a pay dispute.
A director of two Blackfriars Road-based events management companies that failed with total debts estimated at around £1.2 million has given an undertaking not to hold directorships or take any part in company management for three years.
This week Acorn Homes launches The RiSE1, a development in Lant Street targetted at first time buyers.
Businesses, arts and community organisations opened their doors to young people on Monday to offer first hand experience of the wealth of careers and learning available in the capital.
Great Portland Estates has acquired a development site and two adjoining investment properties in Tooley Street, where it plans to develop at least 120,000 sq ft of offices.
The Real Greek has opened a Souvlaki & Bar on the ground floor of Riverside House on Bankside.
Bankside Restaurant was presented with a prestigious award by the Prince of Wales at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday night for its commitment to the local community.
Diners at Cantina Vinopolis and guests at a KPMG corporate function on Thursday night had to bring their own wine to the Bankside attraction after solicitors forgot to renew the licence.
Buxton Homes has six new 'one-of-a-kind' developments of one and two bedroom flats, penthouses, live-work and commercial units, marketed through Propertocracy.
Thirty volunteers from Deutsche Bank in Bishopsgate donned overalls and paint brushes last week to decorate two areas of the Colombo Sports & Community Centre off Blackfriars Road.
The Wellington Hotel and the Fire Station in Waterloo Road are among 63 Wizard Inns outlets bought this week by Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries.
Later this month Galliard Hotels will open the first UK exhibition for the off-plan sale of suites at The Apart-Hotel at County Hall, which will be largest of its kind in the UK.
Bankside Restaurant has recruited a new executive chef, Richard Oxley, formerly head chef at Tate Modern, and announced the opening of a City branch, to be known as Bankside EC2.
Two key challenges facing small businesses - property and marketing - formed the focus of a Federation of Small Businesses event hosted by Spacia in one of its new Waterloo business units last week.
Investors are being offered the chance to buy into Becket House in Lambeth Palace Road, Ernst & Young's £76.9 million central London HQ.
There is no better way to enjoy the summer sun in London than sitting on a roof terrace surveying the SE1 skyline.
The Bankside Traders' Association members have been looking at Borough Market's Floral Hall which opens later this summer.
A copy of the London Eye could soon be gracing the Manhattan waterfront, but architect David Marks is accusing Tussauds Group of going behind his back to draw up the plans.
Acorn Homes says that it has enjoyed a very successful first quarter, selling out all but one apartment at 3 Newhams Row, a building that has become a new landmark in Bermondsey.
IPC Media has confirmed that it is to leave King's Reach Tower in Stamford Street in 2007 and move its magazines to the nearby Bankside 123 development in Southwark Street.
The long-running dispute about the refinancing of the British Airways London Eye has hit the headlines again, with designer David Marks accusing Tussauds Group of "threatening its long-term future".
The Market Porter and Royal Oak are highlighted as unique London pubs in a new authoritative guide.
The Times reports that Stamford Street-based magazine publisher IPC has entered talks to lease space at Bankside 123 in Southwark Street.
A construction firm has been fined £175,000 after the deaths of two workers during work at Alembic House on the Albert Embankment, now better known as Peninsula Heights, London home of disgraced peer Lord Archer.
The SE1-based League Against Cruel Sports has presented European Union Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom with a petition urging legislation banning the importation of animal trophy parts.
A Borough High Street firm is celebrating the news that it is to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in international trade. MET Studio Design is one of 112 award-winning companies across the country announced by the Queen on Wednesday.
This week sees the arrival of Visit London - formerly the London Tourist Board - at the More London development near Tower Bridge. The new offices will also house the studio of London TV, a new satellite channel to launch later this year.
Lawrence Graham has become the second law firm this month to enter exclusive negotiations for space at the riverside More London development, reports 'The Lawyer'.
Butler's Wharf-based Amos Partnership have settled with the Business Software Alliance for $12,000 following an investigation into the use of illegal software.
International commercial law firm Norton Rose have chosen More London as their new home, and have started exclusive negotiations on a deal.
Mike Hill of Utobeer in Borough Market is the new Chair of Bankside Traders Association.
Roger Blitz from the Southwark Bridge-based Financial Times has been briefing Bankside businesses on Gordon Brownâ€™s Budget.
Bankside Restaurant is the first restaurant in the UK to use the environmentally-friendly Enjo cleaning products.
The Anchor & Hope has won the London Gastropub of the Year award.
"Real food company" EAT is opening an outlet on the ground floor of Bankside's Riverside House.
Neal's Yard Dairy in Borough Market's Park Street has been declared the Best Small Retailer in The Observer Food Awards.
The Albert Arms in Gladstone Street is under new management.
BT Openzone wireless internet access will be available at Waterloo and London Bridge stations in the coming months.
Because January is traditionally a quiet period many restaurants offer discounts to customers collecting special offer vouchers in newspapers.
Park Plaza Hotels Europe last month unveiled plans for the Riverbank Park Plaza on the Albert Embankment, a stunning position directly opposite Tate Britain affords spectacular views of Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Parliament.
The popular Tas restaurant chain found in SE1 has opened a branch in Farringdon Road on the edge of the City.
The Front Line Workersâ€™ Project is focused primarily on Southwark, where regeneration and remarketing has transformed areas, but many residents are unable to take up new employment opportunities because of their low level of basic skills.
Businesses in Waterloo and Southwark are being targetted in a licence check by the TV Licensing authority.
The hugely popular yet loss-making London Eye observation wheel on the South Bank could be forced to raise more than £100 million to pay off loans from its main financial backer British Airways. Visitor numbers this year have slumped by half a million.
The Bankside Arts Training Trust final liquidation meeting has been held leaving eleven SE1 businesses owed money.
Bankside Restaurant, which is in the running for a London Business Commitment to the Community award, recently hosted a sparkling Charity Ball which brought a touch of glamour and over £8,000 for Action for Blind People.
The South Bank Employersâ€™ Group is starting a mentoring scheme for local small businesses and social enterprises this autumn.
London Town, the property developer planning a 20-storey block next to Tate Modern, has announced losses widened from £456,000 to £4.48m for six months to June.
A team from the Borough High Street-based solicitors' firm Anthony Gold has taken part in a sponsored abseil from the top of Guy's Hospital tower.
Sainsbury's is preparing to open its latest branch in SE1 on Wednesday 9 July.
Open air riverside dining has come to Bankside with the opening of Pizza Express.
J Sainsbury has appointed Stanhope as development partner for its former Stamford Street headquarters site, which will include the long-awaited Sainsbury's Central store.
Bankside Traders Association has visited City Hall as guests of Southwark's GLA member Val Shawcross.
Bankside Restaurant last week held an evening reception to promote Bermondsey-based charity Action for Blind People which it is supporting throughout 2003.
Brian Sheridan, the controversial owner of the Wicked nightclub in Tooley Street, has announced the formation of a new association to represent the interests of club owners and promoters.
One of UK's largest steel erection companies was last week fined £75,000 following an incident at when two workers fell from height, killing one of them, whilst working at the Imperial War Museum.
Marks & Spencer's new Waterloo store had a weekend launch ready for its first full working week.
Pizza Express is opening on Bankside this summer. The location is riverside Benbow House opposite Shakespeare's Globe.
Mobile phone giant T-Mobile this week put its weight behind fones4safety, a groundbreaking initiative in Southwark to recycle old mobile phones into personal safety alarms.
Uncertainty over plans for London Town's high-rise development in Hopton Street - dubbed the 'Tate Tower' - has led auditors to express "fundamental uncertainty over the group's ability to continue as a going concern".
A website powered by a small SE1 company has been named Travel Agency Website of the Year ahead of much larger rivals.
Express Newspapers is to leave its home in Blackfriars Road for a new HQ across the river in Lower Thames Street.
Rearranging furniture can be a dynamic and room-changing experience, unless the furniture is being moved to another borough!