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Southwark young people invited to apply for summer skills academy

Southwark young people invited to apply for summer skills academy

Young people aged 16 to 21 who live or study in Southwark are being invited to apply for a free skills, training and work experience programme hosted by businesses in the Bankside area.

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.

Team from Fitting Rooms gym wins Better Bankside pancake race
London Bridge cycle strategy and action plan launched

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.

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.

Female-led food businesses compete for Mercato Metropolitano spot
Druid Street's Anspach & Hobday wins low alcohol beer prize

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.

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.

Wandle team wins Better Bankside pancake race
Borough High Street to be 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood'

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.

Saint George and the Dragon at the National Theatre

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

Saint George and the Dragon at the National Theatre
Deputy mayor on South Bank for business rates report launch

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.

'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.

'What does Brexit mean for Southwark?' - councillors hold debate
Murdoch firms support Borough firms with £10 vouchers for staff

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.

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.

Business rates relief for firms inside London Bridge police cordon
Indoor green wall installed at Waterloo's Build Studios

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.

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.

South Bank firms highlight benefits of paying London Living Wage
New chair takes the helm at Team London Bridge

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.

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.

London Bridge firms and employees give 1,700 Christmas gifts
Shad Thames office building changes hands for £28.4 million

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.

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

London Bridge businesses offered help to deter burglars
Shard tenants to face 60 per cent hike in business rates

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.

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.

WeAreWaterloo BID expands to include LSBU campus and IWM
SE1 businesses mark Shrove Tuesday with three pancake races

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.

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.

Southwark Safe: new business crime reduction partnership
Team London Bridge BID wins backing for third five-year term

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: 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).

Team London Bridge: businesses vote on future of BID
Val Shawcross at official opening of Blackfriars Station shops

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.

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.

DFS staff in Old Kent Road get CPR training
Duke of York opens Traveltech Lab at More London

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.

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.

Local firms compete in pancake races at Borough Market and More London
TfL: 'zero tolerance' on pavement clutter on key SE1 streets

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.

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.

Riverside Bookshop relocates to Tooley Street
SE1-based chocolate company is Social Enterprise of the Year

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.

Local businesses urged to host foodbank collection boxes

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

Local businesses urged to host foodbank collection boxes
Travel and technology incubator to open at More London

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.

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.

Better Bankside BID wins third five-year term (and expands area)
Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrates 90 years

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.

Tiffany moves to The Shard

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

Tiffany moves to The Shard
IPC rebrands as Time Inc UK

IPC rebrands as Time Inc UK

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

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.

Thieves on mopeds stealing Apple computers from SE1 offices
MP welcomes News UK's commitment to training young journalists

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.

M&S shuts Simply Food store at Waterloo Station

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

M&S shuts Simply Food store at Waterloo Station
South Bank Business Improvement District approved

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.

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.

SE1 meat processing firm says UK must remain in the EU
Removal firm Rocketvan relocates from Bankside to Walworth

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.

Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races

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

Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
Local estate agent sponsors Lower Marsh market stall

Local estate agent sponsors Lower Marsh market stall

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

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.

Pets at Home opens Old Kent Road store
Southwark chooses Tower Bridge Road for High Street Challenge launch

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.

RBS downsizes its Bankside offices

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

RBS downsizes its Bankside offices
Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge changes hands for £122m

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.

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.

Morley's market stalls to become regular fixture in Lower Marsh
Woolfson & Tay bookshop to close down (again)

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.

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.

Bankside Christmas appeal receives record number of gifts
Eden Caterers wins Waterloo Community Award

Eden Caterers wins Waterloo Community Award

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

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.

Cooper's Natural Foods shuts after three decades in Lower Marsh
On Your Bike celebrates 30 years at London Bridge

On Your Bike celebrates 30 years at London Bridge

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

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.

Simon Hughes hosts round-table discussion with local businesses
Copyprints moves to southern end of Borough High Street

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.

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.

Bankside-based firm donates to Vauxhall Foodbank
'Eco dry cleaning' shop opens in Tower Bridge Road

'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'.

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.

Historic picture show launches London Bridge arches vision
Local firms encouraged to recruit apprentices

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.

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.

Selco opens Old Kent Road builders' merchants
Delfina restaurant to relaunch as Tanner & Co

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.

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.

Waterloo mum named as Lambeth's top female entrepreneur
EmploySE1 local recruitment service expands into Lambeth

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.

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.

Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races
Bread Angels course helps Southwark locals to earn a crust

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.

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.

Local publisher becomes liveryman of City's Stationers' Company
Death of Michael Kalmar, SE1 commercial property pioneer

Death of Michael Kalmar, SE1 commercial property pioneer

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

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.

Better Bankside invites local groups to apply to be community partners
Bankside gets wrapping for SE1's vulnerable and homeless

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.

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.

Shell Centre developers launch South London Procurement Network
St John Ambulance launches First Aid at Work training in SE1

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.

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.

Tossed promises 'healthier eating' at Bankside Mix
Bankside-based firm helps Southwark teenagers develop IT skills

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.

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.

Southwark teenagers organise youth employment conference
Young entrepreneurs visit Borough Market to refine business idea

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.

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.

Vince Cable: put start-up businesses in the Shard's empty offices
Practical Law Company helps Lambeth and Southwark students onto career ladder

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.

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.

Council offers £40,000 to help revive Tower Bridge Road
Dulux dog drops in to Lower Marsh on Independents' Day

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.

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.

Southwark College quiz raises £3000 for FareShare charity
New website to promote independent shops in Great Suffolk Street

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.

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.

Tower Bridge Road businesses pull together to seek improvements
Bankside businesses get the lowdown on Budget from local experts

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.

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.

Vauxhall firms vote in favour of business improvement district
Glaziers Hall team wins Better Bankside pancake race

Glaziers Hall team wins Better Bankside pancake race

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Royal Oak receives 'Greater London Pub of the Year' certificate
Interhealth and Metro Safety win Waterloo Quarter team challenge

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Design work by Southwark school pupils to be published in IPC magazines
Bermondsey's Woolfson & Tay bookshop celebrates first birthday

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.

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.

Better Bankside launches secure cycle park in Hopton Street
Events Academy provides training for Southwark young people

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.

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.

Chocolate Films presented with Social Enterprise Mark by Kate Hoey MP
SE1 estate agents named South London Business of the Year

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.

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.

Bankside Health Club lunchtime run in aid of Breast Cancer Care
Lower Marsh's Solarcentury presented with Queen's Award

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.

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.

Social enterprise bistro to open at Tooley Street fire station
South Bank and Bankside to pilot new 'Business Neighbourhood' status

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.

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.

Four SE1 firms win Queen's Awards for Industry
Bankside businesses learn how George Osborne's Budget will affect them

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

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

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.

Osteopaths win Better Bankside pancake race
Waterloo Quarter BID wins second term

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.

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.

Canadian Tourism Commission swaps Trafalgar Square for Bermondsey Square
Bankside swaps regeneration tips with Manhattan

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.

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.

EmploySE1 helps local residents to gain jobs with local firms
Team London Bridge and Better Bankside lead the winners at Mayor's awards

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.

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.

Musical stars switch on Waterloo's Christmas tree lights
Simon Calder at Borough Market for launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'

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'.

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.

Waterloo Quarter BID asks firms to back second five year term
Team London Bridge business improvement district wins second 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.

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.

Can Southwark firms set up 100 apprenticeships in 100 days?
Moma: how a Waterloo East breakfast barrow conquered the world

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.

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.

Vapiano pizza and pasta chain plans Bankside Mix restaurant
Hannibal House fully occupied as shopping centre's future remains in doubt

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.

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.

Team London Bridge unveils its manifesto for a second term
Bermondsey teenagers invited to apply for summer apprenticeships at WPF Therapy

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.

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.

Entrepreneurs gather on South Bank to launch businesses in 54 hours
Peter John joins local employment summit

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.

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.

All change at Bankside Mix: Amano reopens but Viva Verdi ceases trading
Waterloo Film Studios opens on Webber Street

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.

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.

Better Bankside wins second five-year term in business ballot
Mayor of Southwark opens Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis

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.

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.

Borough High Street's Online Ticket Exchange is wound up in the High Court
Bankside's Tsuru Japanese restaurant launches local delivery 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.

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.

Uptown Oil and LSBU academics cook up low carbon fuel recipe
Lower Marsh market traders unaware of £1,000 contest

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.

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.

Nearly 500 gifts for local people donated by London Bridge businesses
Simon Hughes opens new Glass & Glazing Federation HQ

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.

Better Bankside appeal launched at cathedral tree lighting

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

Better Bankside appeal launched at cathedral tree lighting
WHSmith comes to Bankside but NatWest axes branch plan

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.

FT boss David Bell on "phenomenal" transformation of Bankside

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

FT boss David Bell on
Wedding Wardrobe opens in Kennington Road

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.

Snowsfields Wellness opens new clinic

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

Snowsfields Wellness opens new clinic
London Eye boss David Sharpe to chair South Bank Employers' Group

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.

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.

More than 100 jobs created in Southwark thanks to Earn and Learn
Management changes at Borough Market

Management changes at Borough Market

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

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.

Pink folding bicycles available to Bankside businesses
Gold for etc.venues in Southwark environmental awards

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.

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.

London Bridge to be testing ground for new business policing tactics
Mayor of Lambeth opens new Tikka Hut counter in York Road

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.

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.

Forster is Britain's top green business
Paul bakery opens in Waterloo Road

Paul bakery opens in Waterloo Road

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

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.

Bankside businesses hear analysis of 'neutral' Budget from FT expert
Chilli Chutney Express opens in York Road

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.

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.

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