EVENT: Hackney’s European citizens - information, support and celebration event

EVENT: Hackney’s European citizens - information, support and celebration event

Hackney Council is holding an event for the borough’s European citizens, people who work with them and local businesses concerned about Brexit. It will feature advice stalls and sessions about Brexit-related issues and applying for Settled Status. You can pre-book a 15 minute slot for 121 business advice or you can come along and wait on the day for available adviser.

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SUPPORT: Workers from the EU

SUPPORT: Workers from the EU

Migrant Help has funding from the Home Office for the provision of advice and guidance to vulnerable EU groups and individuals to support them to apply for pre or settled status in the UK. As well as individual sessions they can do group information sessions for staff or client groups. If you think this would benefit the people who work for you, please get in touch mya.squillace@migranthelpuk.org and read further information here.

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NEWS: Successes and challenges – reflecting on investment in Hackney Central

NEWS: Successes and challenges – reflecting on investment in Hackney Central

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Culture and Inclusive Economy, responds to recent media coverage on Hackney Walk. “Last week, the Hackney Gazette reported on the vacant units at Hackney Walk, the fashion district in Hackney Central that the Council and the Greater London Authority supported in the aftermath of the 2011 riots” READ MORE

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Network: Shoreditch Business Forum - 30 October

Network: Shoreditch Business Forum - 30 October

It’s time for the final Shoreditch Business Forum for the year and we’ve got a fantastic agenda. We’ll have the winners of the Shoreditch & Hoxton Arts Fund presenting their projects, the Shoreditch Park consultation and a treat from Bravand who will be giving us a beginner’s guide to ‘user experience’ and how to apply it to your business.

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LEARN: Build your business’ resilience with London Growth Hub's free workshops and advice clinics

LEARN: Build your business’ resilience with London Growth Hub's free workshops and advice clinics

The London Growth Hub business resilience service is designed to help businesses remain resilient and find new opportunities to sustain and grow, even during times of economic uncertainty.

Explore how Brexit, a changing global economy and local consumer insights could result in changes for your business – and how you can get ahead of the competition.

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HAVE YOUR SAY: Internet Connectivity Business Survey

HAVE YOUR SAY: Internet Connectivity Business Survey

Do you own or work for a Hackney business, and have an interest in how the business accesses and uses the internet?  Complete our 5 min survey and help us improve internet connectivity in Hackney.

Hackney Council is working to improve internet connectivity in the borough for residents and businesses. At present only around 5% of SME business premises can access full fibre internet connections, and we aim to fix this.

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NETWORK: Stoke Newington Business Forum - 7 October

NETWORK: Stoke Newington Business Forum - 7 October

Join us at the next Stoke Newington business forum on 7 October. We’ll have Orsi Toth from Get Set For Growth who will be sharing her expertise on social media and how businesses can get the most out of their online presence and we’re going to have an open discussion about businesses can create an internal supply chain in Hackney and support each others services. Book your place now.

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GROW: Building Legacies

GROW: Building Legacies

Building Legacies is a fully funded enterprise growth and procurement support programme which provides tailored solutions for London-based SMEs seeking competitive business advantage. Building Legacies has developed an innovative service , predominantly (but not exclusively) in construction, digital/creative and care-related sectors to enable them to become “fitter-to- supply”, providing tailored solutions through Workshops, Briefings, Master-classes, Toolkits, Networking, Meet the Buyer and Round Table events and 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring.

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LEARN: Mental Health training for businesses - 28 August

LEARN: Mental Health training for businesses - 28 August

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.

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LEARN: Introduction to using the Business & IP Centre - 12 August

LEARN: Introduction to using the Business & IP Centre - 12 August

The British Library are holding an info session for businesses on 12 August, detailing how their Business Centre can you with access to business and intellectual property information sources, as well as practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks which can help you make informed decisions about the development of your business ideas.

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NEWS: Hackney Foodbank are announced as 100th Living Wage employer in the Borough

NEWS: Hackney Foodbank are announced as 100th Living Wage employer in the Borough

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.

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LEARN: ACT Awareness, Counter Terrorism Briefing - 3 July

LEARN: ACT Awareness, Counter Terrorism Briefing - 3 July

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.

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HAVE YOUR SAY: London College of Fashion Consultation with Fashion, Textiles and Tech SMEs

HAVE YOUR SAY: London College of Fashion Consultation with Fashion, Textiles and Tech SMEs

London College of Fashion would like you to complete a short survey to hear your thoughts on the sustainable growth of the UK Fashion, Textiles and Technology sector. By completing the survey, you will be eligible to receive a copy of the final industry report, apply for future funding support up to £175k, as well as invitations to upcoming events organised by the Programme.

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