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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NEWS: Hackney plugs into Tech Week

NEWS: Hackney plugs into Tech Week

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.

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SUPPORT: Can you help The Social Innovation Partnership secure £2m+ to create a Civic Innovation Hub?

SUPPORT: Can you help The Social Innovation Partnership secure £2m+ to create a Civic Innovation Hub?

Do you want to be involved in the design of a new Civic Innovation Hub in Hoxton.  The hub will operate as the central core of a Hackney-wide set of venues delivering similar services such as from Hackney CVS’s offices in Dalston. This network will aim to tackle some of the community's biggest issues, by creating co-working space, and an enabling environment for people, ideas and projects to thrive through collaboration and connection.

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