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31st Jan 2018

Coming Up – Wandsworth Enterprise Week

Mark your diaries for the 5th-10th March when the borough boosts business

Wandsworth Enterprise Week 2018 will feature unmissable events such as Start up Wandsworth, Women’s Enterprise Day, Food Enterprise, Youth Enterprise, one-to-one advice clinics, the Business Forum and more.


“Wandsworth Enterprise Week provides a range of free support, advice and events to local businesses to help them flourish, develop and expand,” says Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council

The fifth Wandsworth Enterprise Week takes place on 5-10th March 2018. The event aims to foster enterprise in Wandsworth, with a different theme each day. Visitors can take advantage of practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions, inspiring seminars, panel discussions, motivational talks with leading entrepreneurs, and business guest speakers.

Topics covered include: digital marketing, social enterprise, retail, women’s enterprise and food enterprise and the week kicks off with a series of events aimed at start-ups and those looking to grow their existing business. Most events are free, but numbers are limited so must be booked in advance and preferential treatment will be given to Wandsworth businesses and residents. To find out how your business can get involved with Wandsworth Enterprise Week contact Jenni Asiama

Wandsworth Cares About Our Borough's Businesses

Wandsworth Enterprise Week is organised by Wandsworth Council's Economic Development Office (EDO), and fully supported by Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber's CEO Steve Pinto will be compering the major event of the week: Wandsworth Business Forum, Thursday 8th March at the Clapham Grand. The EDO  EDO works with partners including Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Town Centre Partnerships, the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and other business organisations in the borough.

Highlights of the Week

7th March: Womens' Enterprise Day, at Central London Golf Centre to coincide with International Womens' Day. A fascinating day of informative talks and motivational workshops to step up your game.

Wandsworth Chamber Apprenticeship Breakfast: find out how apprenticeships can benefit your business whatever size your company is. Banham Academy

8th March Wandsworth Business Forum, Clapham Grand

9th March Creative Enterprise Day: market and pitch your businesses

10th March Young Enterprise Trade Fair: supporting young entrepreneurs at Southside.

See the full programme here:

Steve Pinto of Wandsworth Chamber says, “We are supporting business enterprises, large and small and and fostering Wandsworth’s reputation as a business-friendly borough.”

He continues, “Last year we launched Wandsworth Young Chamber, a new part of Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, focusing on the business interests of Wandsworth's younger generation as they leave schools, colleges and universities, to help them move successfully into the world of business.”

Wandsworth Council's Economic Development Office

For an informal discussion about your business needs, please call 020 8871 6884 or email Their Open4business e-newsletter provides you with regular updates and useful information to help your business succeed and thrive in Wandsworth. Sign up on their website.

Author: This article was written by Julian Jackson, Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce's resident blogger and copywriter -