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Team from Fitting Rooms gym wins Better Bankside pancake race

Team from Fitting Rooms gym wins Better Bankside pancake race

Staff from the Fitting Rooms gym in Southwark Street beat off the competition to win the annual Shrove Tuesday Better Bankside pancake race in Borough Market.

London Bridge cycle strategy and action plan launched

A strategy and action plan to promote cycling in the London Bridge area has been launched by the Team London Bridge business improvement district.

London Bridge cycle strategy and action plan launched
Female-led food businesses compete for Mercato Metropolitano spot

Female-led food businesses compete for Mercato Metropolitano spot

Southwark-based female food entrepreneurs could win the opportunity to trade at Mercato Metropolitano for three months this summer in a new competition.

Druid Street's Anspach & Hobday wins low alcohol beer prize

Druid Street's Anspach & Hobday brewery have taken first prize in the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival's Champion Lower Alcohol Beer of London competition, with their brew Table Porter, at only 2.8% ABV.

Druid Street's Anspach & Hobday wins low alcohol beer prize
Wandle team wins Better Bankside pancake race

Wandle team wins Better Bankside pancake race

A team from housing association Wandle won this year's Better Bankside pancake race at Jubilee Place in Borough Market.

Borough High Street to be 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood'

The area around Borough High Street is to be designated as a 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood' after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan funded an air quality project put forward by Better Bankside and Team London Bridge.

Borough High Street to be 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood'
Saint George and the Dragon at the National Theatre

Saint George and the Dragon at the National Theatre

Rory Mullarkey's new play is a timely exploration of identity and belonging.

Deputy mayor on South Bank for business rates report launch

London's deputy mayor for business Rajesh Agrawal visited the South Bank on Thursday for the launch of a new report on the impact of business rates revaluation on small businesses in the capital.

Deputy mayor on South Bank for business rates report launch
'What does Brexit mean for Southwark?' - councillors hold debate

'What does Brexit mean for Southwark?' - councillors hold debate

SE1 restaurants and hotels are finding it harder to recruit staff since Britain voted to leave the European Union and businesses are putting off decisions due to political and economic uncertainty, business representatives told councillors this week.

Murdoch firms support Borough firms with £10 vouchers for staff

Staff from News UK, Dow Jones and Harper Collins based at the News Building have been given vouchers worth £10 to spend in Borough Market and nearby businesses as part of an initiative to support traders in the area affected by the terrorist attack.

Murdoch firms support Borough firms with £10 vouchers for staff
Business rates relief for firms inside London Bridge police cordon

Business rates relief for firms inside London Bridge police cordon

All the businesses that were within the police cordon set up after the London Bridge and Borough Market terrorist attack on Saturday 3 June are being offered automatic business rate relief by Southwark Council.

Indoor green wall installed at Waterloo's Build Studios

More than 200 plants have been installed in the Botanic ART wall at the Build Studios co-working space in Waterloo.

Indoor green wall installed at Waterloo's Build Studios
South Bank firms highlight benefits of paying London Living Wage

South Bank firms highlight benefits of paying London Living Wage

As new statistics show that one in five Lambeth residents earns less than the London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, a South Bank business organisation has published a report demonstrating that higher pay can be good for employers and workers alike.

New chair takes the helm at Team London Bridge

Professor Simon Howell of King's College London has been named as chair of the Team London Bridge business improvement district, succeeding local architect James Dinwiddie who has held the post since the BID was set up more than a decade ago.

New chair takes the helm at Team London Bridge
London Bridge firms and employees give 1,700 Christmas gifts

London Bridge firms and employees give 1,700 Christmas gifts

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.

Shad Thames office building changes hands for £28.4 million

A 1930s spice warehouse in Curlew Street - now used as an office block - has changed hands for £28.4 million.

Shad Thames office building changes hands for £28.4 million
London Bridge businesses offered help to deter burglars

London Bridge businesses offered help to deter burglars

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

Shard tenants to face 60 per cent hike in business rates

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.

Shard tenants to face 60 per cent hike in business rates
WeAreWaterloo BID expands to include LSBU campus and IWM

WeAreWaterloo BID expands to include LSBU campus and IWM

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.

SE1 businesses mark Shrove Tuesday with three pancake races

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.

SE1 businesses mark Shrove Tuesday with three pancake races
Southwark Safe: new business crime reduction partnership

Southwark Safe: new business crime reduction partnership

London's deputy mayor for policing and crime visited Elephant & Castle last month to launch a new business partnership.

Team London Bridge BID wins backing for third five-year term

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.

Team London Bridge BID wins backing for third five-year term
Team London Bridge: businesses vote on future of BID

Team London Bridge: businesses vote on future of BID

Firms in the London Bridge area are this month voting on the future of their business improvement district (BID).

Val Shawcross at official opening of Blackfriars Station shops

All three shops in the new southern entrance to Blackfriars Station have now been let to tenants, says train operator Thameslink.

Val Shawcross at official opening of Blackfriars Station shops
DFS staff in Old Kent Road get CPR training

DFS staff in Old Kent Road get CPR training

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.

Duke of York opens Traveltech Lab at More London

The Duke of York visited More London on Tuesday evening to open a new workspace for start-up businesses in the travel technology sector.

Duke of York opens Traveltech Lab at More London
Local firms compete in pancake races at Borough Market and More London

Local firms compete in pancake races at Borough Market and More London

Teams from Eight Associates and The Futures Company were the winners of the two Shrove Tuesday pancake races held in SE1 this week.

TfL: 'zero tolerance' on pavement clutter on key SE1 streets

Transport for London has declared 'zero tolerance' on 'A' boards and pavement clutter in Borough High Street and Tooley Street.

TfL: 'zero tolerance' on pavement clutter on key SE1 streets
Riverside Bookshop relocates to Tooley Street

Riverside Bookshop relocates to Tooley Street

SE1's longest established independent bookshop has moved a few yards further inland to the Tooley Street side of Hay's Galleria.

SE1-based chocolate company is Social Enterprise of the Year

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.

SE1-based chocolate company is Social Enterprise of the Year
Local businesses urged to host foodbank collection boxes

Local businesses urged to host foodbank collection boxes

Local businesses have been urged to sign up to the Waterloo Foodbank Supporters Scheme.

Travel and technology incubator to open at More London

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.

Travel and technology incubator to open at More London
Better Bankside BID wins third five-year term (and expands area)

Better Bankside BID wins third five-year term (and expands area)

The Better Bankside business improvement district will continue for a third five-year term after businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour.

Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrates 90 years

The Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry has marked its 90th anniversary with a gala party at the Hop Exchange in Southwark Street.

Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrates 90 years
Tiffany moves to The Shard

Tiffany moves to The Shard

New York's Fifth Avenue jeweller Tiffany & Co is to make The Shard its new UK headquarters.

IPC rebrands as Time Inc UK

IPC Media, based in the Blue Fin Building behind Tate Modern, is to be rebranded Time Inc. UK.

IPC rebrands as Time Inc UK
Thieves on mopeds stealing Apple computers from SE1 offices

Thieves on mopeds stealing Apple computers from SE1 offices

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.

MP welcomes News UK's commitment to training young journalists

Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes last month addressed a conference of young journalists from more than two dozen London schools.

MP welcomes News UK's commitment to training young journalists
M&S shuts Simply Food store at Waterloo Station

M&S shuts Simply Food store at Waterloo Station

Marks & Spencer has closed its main Simply Food store on the concourse of Waterloo Station.

South Bank Business Improvement District approved

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.

South Bank Business Improvement District approved
SE1 meat processing firm says UK must remain in the EU

SE1 meat processing firm says UK must remain in the EU

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 relocates from Bankside to Walworth

Removal firm Rocketvan has moved from Union Street after more than six years under the railway bridge.

Removal firm Rocketvan relocates from Bankside to Walworth
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races

Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races

Teams from RBS and estate agents Kalmars won SE1's two Shrove Tuesday pancake races.

Local estate agent sponsors Lower Marsh market stall

A flower stall in Lower Marsh is being sponsored by a Waterloo estate agent.

Local estate agent sponsors Lower Marsh market stall
Pets at Home opens Old Kent Road store

Pets at Home opens Old Kent Road store

Pet shop chain Pets at Home has opened at the Cantium Retail Park in Old Kent Road.

Southwark chooses Tower Bridge Road for High Street Challenge launch

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.

Southwark chooses Tower Bridge Road for High Street Challenge launch
RBS downsizes its Bankside offices

RBS downsizes its Bankside offices

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to move out of one of its two Bankside office blocks.

Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge changes hands for £122m

A Bankside office block at Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge has changed hands for £122 million.

Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge changes hands for £122m
Morley's market stalls to become regular fixture in Lower Marsh

Morley's market stalls to become regular fixture in Lower Marsh

New Morley College-branded market stalls have been launched in Lower Marsh to showcase the work of art, design and enterprise students.

Woolfson & Tay bookshop to close down (again)

Less than a year after relocating from Bermondsey Square to Bankside, independent bookshop Woolfson & Tay has announced its closure.

Woolfson & Tay bookshop to close down (again)
Bankside Christmas appeal receives record number of gifts

Bankside Christmas appeal receives record number of gifts

'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.

Eden Caterers wins Waterloo Community Award

Local business Eden Caterers has been named as this year's Waterloo Community Award winner.

Eden Caterers wins Waterloo Community Award
Cooper's Natural Foods shuts after three decades in Lower Marsh

Cooper's Natural Foods shuts after three decades in Lower Marsh

Cooper's health food shop closed on Saturday after 32 years trading in Lower Marsh.

On Your Bike celebrates 30 years at London Bridge

Local bicycle shop 'On Your Bike' is celebrating its 30th anniversary this autumn.

On Your Bike celebrates 30 years at London Bridge
Simon Hughes hosts round-table discussion with local businesses

Simon Hughes hosts round-table discussion with local businesses

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 moves to southern end of Borough High Street

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.

Copyprints moves to southern end of Borough High Street
Bankside-based firm donates to Vauxhall Foodbank

Bankside-based firm donates to Vauxhall Foodbank

An electrical firm which has its London offices in Copperfield Street has donated a boiler to the Vauxhall Foodbank.

'Eco dry cleaning' shop opens in Tower Bridge Road

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'.

'Eco dry cleaning' shop opens in Tower Bridge Road
Historic picture show launches London Bridge arches vision

Historic picture show launches London Bridge arches vision

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.

Local firms encouraged to recruit apprentices

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.

Local firms encouraged to recruit apprentices
Selco opens Old Kent Road builders' merchants

Selco opens Old Kent Road builders' merchants

Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 17th branch in London in Marlborough Grove, just off Old Kent Road.

Delfina restaurant to relaunch as Tanner & Co

The Delfina restaurant in Bermondsey Street has closed for refurbishment. It will reopen in May under the name Tanner & Co.

Delfina restaurant to relaunch as Tanner & Co
Waterloo mum named as Lambeth's top female entrepreneur

Waterloo mum named as Lambeth's top female entrepreneur

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 local recruitment service expands into Lambeth

EmploySE1 has extended its catchment area from Southwark into the Borough of Lambeth to include both Waterloo and Vauxhall.

EmploySE1 local recruitment service expands into Lambeth
Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races

Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races

Better Bankside's seventh annual pancake race was held in Borough Market on Tuesday featuring 16 teams from local businesses and organisations.

Bread Angels course helps Southwark locals to earn a crust

A new training scheme sponsored by the Peabody Trust is training eight local young people to bake and sell bread.

Bread Angels course helps Southwark locals to earn a crust
Local publisher becomes liveryman of City's Stationers' Company

Local publisher becomes liveryman of City's Stationers' Company

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.

Death of Michael Kalmar, SE1 commercial property pioneer

Michael Kalmar, founder of Kalmars commercial estate agents, has died at the age of 84.

Death of Michael Kalmar, SE1 commercial property pioneer
Better Bankside invites local groups to apply to be community partners

Better Bankside invites local groups to apply to be community partners

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.

Bankside gets wrapping for SE1's vulnerable and homeless

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.

Bankside gets wrapping for SE1's vulnerable and homeless
Shell Centre developers launch South London Procurement Network

Shell Centre developers launch South London Procurement Network

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 launches First Aid at Work training in SE1

St John Ambulance has launched a series of First Aid at Work training courses at a new venue close to Borough Underground Station.

St John Ambulance launches First Aid at Work training in SE1
Tossed promises 'healthier eating' at Bankside Mix

Tossed promises 'healthier eating' at Bankside Mix

Lettuce-clad models visited Canvey Street on Wednesday to mark the opening of the ninth branch of salad and 'healthier eating' chain Tossed.

Bankside-based firm helps Southwark teenagers develop IT skills

Southwark Street-based IT company Aiimi has helped pupils from four local schools to develop their IT skills in a real business environment.

Bankside-based firm helps Southwark teenagers develop IT skills
Southwark teenagers organise youth employment conference

Southwark teenagers organise youth employment conference

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.

Young entrepreneurs visit Borough Market to refine business idea

Teenagers taking part in The Challenge, a summer programme for young people, visited Borough Market this week to get expert advice from traders.

Young entrepreneurs visit Borough Market to refine business idea
Vince Cable: put start-up businesses in the Shard's empty offices

Vince Cable: put start-up businesses in the Shard's empty offices

Business secretary Vince Cable fielded questions from local employers on Monday night when he addressed a meeting of Southwark Chamber of Commerce.

Practical Law Company helps Lambeth and Southwark students onto career ladder

Last week 40 students from schools in Southwark and Lambeth visited the Practical Law Company's offices in Hatfields for two careers events.

Practical Law Company helps Lambeth and Southwark students onto career ladder
Council offers £40,000 to help revive Tower Bridge Road

Council offers £40,000 to help revive Tower Bridge Road

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.

Dulux dog drops in to Lower Marsh on Independents' Day

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.

Dulux dog drops in to Lower Marsh on Independents' Day
Southwark College quiz raises £3000 for FareShare charity

Southwark College quiz raises £3000 for FareShare charity

More than 200 representatives of local business took part in a charity quiz organised by Southwark College earlier this month.

New website to promote independent shops in Great Suffolk Street

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.

New website to promote independent shops in Great Suffolk Street
Tower Bridge Road businesses pull together to seek improvements

Tower Bridge Road businesses pull together to seek improvements

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.

Bankside businesses get the lowdown on Budget from local experts

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.

Bankside businesses get the lowdown on Budget from local experts
Vauxhall firms vote in favour of business improvement district

Vauxhall firms vote in favour of business improvement district

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.

Glaziers Hall team wins Better Bankside pancake race

The team from Glaziers Hall was victorious in Better Bankside's annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race.

Glaziers Hall team wins Better Bankside pancake race
Boris Johnson praises

Boris Johnson praises "ethical capitalism" in Tooley Street

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.

Asda Old Kent Road donates £500 to winter night shelter charity

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.

Asda Old Kent Road donates £500 to winter night shelter charity
Royal Oak receives 'Greater London Pub of the Year' certificate

Royal Oak receives 'Greater London Pub of the Year' certificate

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.

Interhealth and Metro Safety win Waterloo Quarter team challenge

Businesses and charities in Waterloo have teamed up to encourage locally based organisations to help each other out with practical in-kind support.

Interhealth and Metro Safety win Waterloo Quarter team challenge
Calder Bookshop's

Calder Bookshop's "anti-business approach" triumphs at shop awards

The Calder Bookshop in The Cut has been declared London's Best Bookshop in the London Magazine's Great Little Shop Awards 2011.

Kate Hoey raises plight of Lower Marsh's Solarcentury in the Commons

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.

Kate Hoey raises plight of Lower Marsh's Solarcentury in the Commons
Design work by Southwark school pupils to be published in IPC magazines

Design work by Southwark school pupils to be published in IPC magazines

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.

Bermondsey's Woolfson & Tay bookshop celebrates first birthday

Woolfson & Tay bookshop in Bermondsey Square marked its first birthday on Saturday with music and special offers.

Bermondsey's Woolfson & Tay bookshop celebrates first birthday
Better Bankside launches secure cycle park in Hopton Street

Better Bankside launches secure cycle park in Hopton Street

Better Bankside is marking the opening of its secure cycle park with a free trial offer.

Events Academy provides training for Southwark young people

The Better Bankside Events Academy has staged a networking evening as the climax to its summer project.

Events Academy provides training for Southwark young people
Chocolate Films presented with Social Enterprise Mark by Kate Hoey MP

Chocolate Films presented with Social Enterprise Mark by Kate Hoey MP

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.

SE1 estate agents named South London Business of the Year

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.

SE1 estate agents named South London Business of the Year
Bankside Health Club lunchtime run in aid of Breast Cancer Care

Bankside Health Club lunchtime run in aid of Breast Cancer Care

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.

Lower Marsh's Solarcentury presented with Queen's Award

Solarcentury has been presented with its Queen's Award for Enterprise during a brief ceremony in Waterloo.

Lower Marsh's Solarcentury presented with Queen's Award
Social enterprise bistro to open at Tooley Street fire station

Social enterprise bistro to open at Tooley Street fire station

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.

South Bank and Bankside to pilot new 'Business Neighbourhood' status

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.

South Bank and Bankside to pilot new 'Business Neighbourhood' status
Four SE1 firms win Queen's Awards for Industry

Four SE1 firms win Queen's Awards for Industry

Four companies based in SE1 have been named among the recipients of the Queen's Awards for Industry 2011.

Bankside businesses learn how George Osborne's Budget will affect them

Around seventy businesses were represented at the Better Bankside budget breakfast.

Bankside businesses learn how George Osborne's Budget will affect them
Osteopaths win Better Bankside pancake race

Osteopaths win Better Bankside pancake race

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 BID wins second term

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.

Waterloo Quarter BID wins second term
Canadian Tourism Commission swaps Trafalgar Square for Bermondsey Square

Canadian Tourism Commission swaps Trafalgar Square for Bermondsey Square

The Canadian Tourism Commission is to move to Bermondsey Square from its current office in Trafalgar Square.

Bankside swaps regeneration tips with Manhattan

Southwark Council leader Peter John this week took part in a live web link-up with the Manhattan Construction Command Center in New York.

Bankside swaps regeneration tips with Manhattan
EmploySE1 helps local residents to gain jobs with local firms

EmploySE1 helps local residents to gain jobs with local firms

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 lead the winners at Mayor's awards

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.

Team London Bridge and Better Bankside lead the winners at Mayor's awards
Musical stars switch on Waterloo's Christmas tree lights

Musical stars switch on Waterloo's Christmas tree lights

THE cast of Pinkalicious The Musical switched on Christmas tree lights as part of an evening of festive fun in Waterloo last Thursday.

Simon Calder at Borough Market for launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'

Broadcaster and travel writer Simon Calder joined politicians and business leaders at Borough Market last week for the launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'.

Simon Calder at Borough Market for launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'
Waterloo Quarter BID asks firms to back second five year term

Waterloo Quarter BID asks firms to back second five year term

The Waterloo Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its campaign to win the backing of local businesses for a second five-year term.

Team London Bridge business improvement district wins second term

The business alliance covering the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has won a second term in a ballot of local firms.

Team London Bridge business improvement district wins second term
Can Southwark firms set up 100 apprenticeships in 100 days?

Can Southwark firms set up 100 apprenticeships in 100 days?

A campaign has been launched to place '100 apprentices in 100 days' in Southwark workplaces.

Moma: how a Waterloo East breakfast barrow conquered the world

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.

Moma: how a Waterloo East breakfast barrow conquered the world
Vapiano pizza and pasta chain plans Bankside Mix restaurant

Vapiano pizza and pasta chain plans Bankside Mix restaurant

German pizza and pasta chain Vapiano is looking to open its second UK restaurant at the Bankside Mix development on Southwark Street.

Hannibal House fully occupied as shopping centre's future remains in doubt

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.

Hannibal House fully occupied as shopping centre's future remains in doubt
Team London Bridge unveils its manifesto for a second term

Team London Bridge unveils its manifesto for a second term

Team London Bridge has launched its programme for a second term with a four point plan.

Bermondsey teenagers invited to apply for summer apprenticeships at WPF Therapy

Six young people from Bermondsey and Southwark are being offered the chance to gain employment skills on 'The Apprentices Project' at WPF Therapy.

Bermondsey teenagers invited to apply for summer apprenticeships at WPF Therapy
Entrepreneurs gather on South Bank to launch businesses in 54 hours

Entrepreneurs gather on South Bank to launch businesses in 54 hours

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.

Peter John joins local employment summit

'Innovation, action and outcomes' is to be the theme of Labour's new Southwark administration said Cllr Peter John.

Peter John joins local employment summit
All change at Bankside Mix: Amano reopens but Viva Verdi ceases trading

All change at Bankside Mix: Amano reopens but Viva Verdi ceases trading

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.

Waterloo Film Studios opens on Webber Street

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.

Waterloo Film Studios opens on Webber Street
Better Bankside wins second five-year term in business ballot

Better Bankside wins second five-year term in business ballot

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.

Mayor of Southwark opens Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis

The Mayor of Southwark Cllr Jeff Hook has officially opened the new Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis.

Mayor of Southwark opens Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis
Borough High Street's Online Ticket Exchange is wound up in the High Court

Borough High Street's Online Ticket Exchange is wound up in the High Court

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.

Bankside's Tsuru Japanese restaurant launches local delivery service

Tsuru, a Japanese restaurant near Tate Modern, is to launch a local delivery service this month.

Bankside's Tsuru Japanese restaurant launches local delivery service
Uptown Oil and LSBU academics cook up low carbon fuel recipe

Uptown Oil and LSBU academics cook up low carbon fuel recipe

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.

Lower Marsh market traders unaware of £1,000 contest

In Lower Marsh Market last month only two stallholders had heard about the 2010 Lambeth Business Awards.

Lower Marsh market traders unaware of £1,000 contest
Nearly 500 gifts for local people donated by London Bridge businesses

Nearly 500 gifts for local people donated by London Bridge businesses

This Christmas will be more enjoyable for around 500 people thanks to the generosity of London Bridge businesses and their employees.

Simon Hughes opens new Glass & Glazing Federation HQ

Simon Hughes MP opened the new Glass and Glazing Federation offices in Ayres Street on Thursday afternoon.

Simon Hughes opens new Glass & Glazing Federation HQ
Better Bankside appeal launched at cathedral tree lighting

Better Bankside appeal launched at cathedral tree lighting

Better Bankside members were present at Southwark Cathedral for the lighting of the Christmas tree.

WHSmith comes to Bankside but NatWest axes branch plan

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.

WHSmith comes to Bankside but NatWest axes branch plan
FT boss David Bell on

FT boss David Bell on "phenomenal" transformation of Bankside

"Bankside is now one of the most attractive parts of London," says Sir David Bell.

Wedding Wardrobe opens in Kennington Road

Cllr Diana Braithwaite cut the ribbon to open a new bridal gown shop in Bishop's ward on Thursday afternoon.

Wedding Wardrobe opens in Kennington Road
Snowsfields Wellness opens new clinic

Snowsfields Wellness opens new clinic

The new Snowsfields Wellness health food shop in Snowsfields has now opened a clinic in the same building.

London Eye boss David Sharpe to chair South Bank Employers' Group

David Sharpe of Merlin Entertainments is the new chairman of the South Bank Employers' Group, succeeding Andrew Eddy of Shell.

London Eye boss David Sharpe to chair South Bank Employers' Group
More than 100 jobs created in Southwark thanks to Earn and Learn

More than 100 jobs created in Southwark thanks to Earn and Learn

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.

Management changes at Borough Market

Borough Market Trustees have appointed Peter Wilkinson as board chairman with Glenis Reagon as managing director.

Management changes at Borough Market
Pink folding bicycles available to Bankside businesses

Pink folding bicycles available to Bankside businesses

London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross has presented the first of fourteen pool bikes to businesses as part of a new Better Bankside scheme.

Gold for etc.venues in Southwark environmental awards

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.

Gold for etc.venues in Southwark environmental awards
London Bridge to be testing ground for new business policing tactics

London Bridge to be testing ground for new business policing tactics

A new model for policing in business areas is to be trialled in London Bridge.

Mayor of Lambeth opens new Tikka Hut counter in York Road

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.

Mayor of Lambeth opens new Tikka Hut counter in York Road
Forster is Britain's top green business

Forster is Britain's top green business

Forster, the ethical communications company, is named Britain's greenest company in the 2009 Sunday Times Green List.

Paul bakery opens in Waterloo Road

French family baker and patisserie Paul opened its latest branch in Waterloo Road at lunchtime on Wednesday.

Paul bakery opens in Waterloo Road
Bankside businesses hear analysis of 'neutral' Budget from FT expert

Bankside businesses hear analysis of 'neutral' Budget from FT expert

A snap poll of Bankside businesses suggests that most think yesterday's Budget was neutral.

Chilli Chutney Express opens in York Road

The Mayor of Lambeth cut the ribbon to launch a new Lahori cafe and takeaway in Waterloo on Monday.

Chilli Chutney Express opens in York Road
Look under 25? You'll need to show ID to buy alcohol at Costcutter

Look under 25? You'll need to show ID to buy alcohol at Costcutter

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.

Tessa Jowell: London 2012 offers "unprecedented opportunity" for Southwark businesses

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".

Tessa Jowell: London 2012 offers
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