Are you the manager or pastoral care lead of a small business or organisation in Hackney? Do you worry that you don’t have the knowledge or skills to support your employees, volunteers and others you connect with who are experiencing mental health difficulties? Hackney Citizens has worked with Mayor Philip Glanville and Thrive London, to offer a 1 day Mental Health First Aid Training Course which will be facilitated by a trainer from Mental Health First Aid England.Read More
Hackney Foodbank are the 100th business in the borough to become an accredited Living Wage Employer, paying all their employees a minimum of £10.55 an hour in line with the London Living Wage. The Hoxton based charity, who have provided the ingredients for more than 100,000 meals to local people in financial crisis, witnesses the effects of in work poverty on a daily basis and therefore understands the importance of paying a fair living wage.Read More
Businesses are invited to attend an Action Counters Terrorism briefing session delivered by the Metropolitan Police Service. This is FREE and is being delivered to those who work or live in the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets. The ACT Awareness session will provide you with essential knowledge in counter terrorism awareness to both help prevent an attack and knowing what to do if caught up by one.Read More
Hackney Council has set up a £300,000 fund to commission community arts projects that bring residents, businesses, and visitors to Shoreditch and Hoxton together.
It's made up of levies placed on developers through planning applications for new buildings in Shoreditch - called Section 106 contributions.Read More
Hackney fulfilled its reputation as ‘Tech City’ during this years London Tech Week by hosting a series of events showcasing the future for the borough’s residents and businesses. The Council, which has championed and supported local tech enterprises for many years, programmed a series of events covering digital apprenticeships, a tech recruitment day for residents, the power of tech in supporting businesses to trade globally and selling digital services to local government.Read More
Hackney Council has won the ‘Best Programme of Support for Small Businesses’ award in the London Small Business Friendly Borough Awards for its work supporting small businesses, start ups and entrepreneurs. The Hackney Business Network was developed to support the 99% of Hackney businesses that are classed as small and medium sized enterprises.Read More