Free Excel 2013 Intro Training

We are happy to host our second free digital business tools training workshop.

If you are interested in registering for a free Microsoft Excel 2013 Introduction Training, please contact or

This course is for people who can use a computer (mouse skills etc) but who are not familiar with Excel.

Date – 13th September
Venue – Glows, 1a Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill, Sw2 2HB (the training room)
Provisional Timings – 1.30 to 4.30pm

Places are limited due to seat capacity in our training room – so it is first come first served.

The Pamper Sessions – Beauty, Fashion & Wellness Show

The Pamper Sessions

Come along and treat yourself to a soothing massage, try out the latest fashion and beauty tips, eat some delicious food and sway to some great tunes.

All taking place this Saturday 24th August between 12pm – 6pm.

At Thrive our new and exciting co-worker & maker space right in the centre of car park, formally The flaming Grill restaurant .

Surrey quays leisure Park
Redriff Road
SE16 7LW

Important info for food traders – Country Show 2019

Dear Food traders

This year we are trying to achieve ZERO food waste and so will be collecting all excess, unwanted food from you and donating it to those that need it most.

This includes prepared food, ambient food and fresh goods.  Basically anything that might have otherwise ended up in the bin.

With the help of Brixton Peoples Kitchen, Lambeth Food, Compliments of the house and Olio we have put together an A team of food waste heroes to help us augment the process and make it super easy.

Donating your leftover food couldn’t be simpler.

First we need  you to sign a food donors agreement which can be found HERE.  This covers you for donating and takes less than a minute.

Then we would ask you to download the Olio app for Iphone or Android which allows you to instantly post leftover food for collection.  That’s it. Super simple.

Please do this now so save time onsite.

If you have any questions, please email me or speak to one of the Food Waste team when onsite who will be signing people up.  They will be roaming the site on Friday / Saturday during setup to sign people up or you can find them in the Food rescue area of the eco village.

Olio donations are considered in our Green Trader award and so could help you win a free pitch at next year’s show.

Thanks in advance for helping us become more sustainable.

See you next Friday.

Lambeth Country Show – Tree Shepherd Marquee – Location Map

The Tree Shepherd Marquee will be situated on the perimeter of the picnic area in the start-up business market zone and the nearest entrance to our marquee is Entrance A.

You can download an interactive site map from the app store Click HERE for I phone or HERE for Android.
Its super easy to use and you should easily be able to find yourself on there and have a look at where you are onsite. Feel free to promote the app to your customers so that they can easily locate you too.

Public safety is paramount for all public events in Lambeth. There has been a reassessment of the security and crowd management plan for the event. This means the organisers  have had to make changes to the layout of the show, as well as introduce a perimeter fence.

All park gates will be open to the public as usual. Upon entering Brockwell Park, there will be four show entrances; one at Herne Hill, one close to the Brockwell Lido and a further two entrances on the Tulse Hill side of the park. Please follow signage and instructions from security staff as you enter lanes who will perform the searches before you can enter the event. For visitors with access requirements, pushchairs, prams, wheelchairs and young children there will be dedicated express lanes for you to use at both entrances to minimise queuing time for you, where possible.

There is no car parking onsite – Traders will be issued with a Green trader car park pass – This is only for delivery / collections and not an onsite car park pass.

In order to  reduce the traffic congestion within and surrounding  the park, all traders, and exhibitors  are asked to arrive for setup on the Friday. There are no exceptions to this rule unless otherwise pre-arranged with us.

Show Set up – Friday 19 July (Tree Shepherd Set up between 1pm – 5pm

No vehicle movement is permitted on the event site between 10:00am & 9:00pm* during live show days. 

Sunday close vehicle  curfew may be lifted before 9pm, This  is  only  a  guide  time  and  at  the discretion of the Site Manager &  Event Director until he/she deems it safe for the public.

Look forward to seeing you next weekend for a great show.

Country Show Confirmed Traders – July 20/21st 2019

Andy Kelliott_-Shaved Iced Desserts 
Bock Training Provider – Delivering a range of vocational courses for young people and adults 
Candy Poppers – Popcorn & Candyfloss 
Charmaine Grant – Caribbean Cuisine 
Create n Customise – Haberdashery, trimmings and handmade items 
Dankae Serenity Therapies – Chair Massage 
Dionne Wallace – Jewellery, art and craft 
Design Me Textiles Design Me Textiles is London’s only 24/7 open access textiles studio based in Brixton. We provide a wide range of textiles facilities, services and workshops from screen printing to digital fabric printing 
DNC Accessories – Handmade children accessories 
Emily Harte Designs – Funny, quirky cards & prints plus some colourful baby clothing. 
Glitzy Body Art – Glitter tattoos and body art   Unisex Clothing 
Idio Cult & My Bubba Baby join forces to bring you Pop Culture & Baby & child apparel, artwork & accessories 
Inner Circle Slushy – Shaved Ice, slushy, drinks and refreshments 
Kareen Small & Nana – Fashion and Jewellery Dre’s designs have become known for using vintage materials, African print, Denim, Leather and PVC to create couture fashion and jewellery, which all handmade. 
Made by Afous Hand=picked eclectic curated selection of beautiful interior objects and textiles from around the African continent 
Millenium Community Services – A charitable venture, set up to support the Lambeth & surrounding boroughs today. Showcasing one of their students and their business enterprise of custom candles. 
Opulent Mobile BeautyOpulent Mobile Beauty  is an freelance hairstyling service that can be completed  at your most convenience.Previously styling at London fashion week, short films,  fashion corporations, clients home, salons and festivals. We pride ourselves on providing a bespoke service for all clientele whether it be individuals or corporations. We have also recently  launched our Natural hair treatment and body lotion. To find out more, visit our Instagram @ Opulentmobilebeauty.  
Otentik Options – Event Management and African Food Catering business using local produce and exotic products to delights you with unique Western African style cuisine. 
Peace Thread – Project developed by Barbara and her daughter Margi who is autistic. Margherita’s artwork that she uses to manage her emotions and communication will be on sale. 
POP – Parents Organised Play Group in Tulse Hill selling items to raise funds for their group, focus is on wellness well-being and happiness for families 
The Rainbow Club, Professional Facepainting, balloon modelling and hair wrapping. 
SOW London – Bespoke gifts and   greeting cards 
Vbelly – Vegan Food 
Warren Anderson – Iced Drinks – Sky Juice drinks similar to slushy made from shaved ice, syrup and water. 
We Rise and the Tulse Hill Youth Forum – Will be selling T-shirts designed by young people to raise money for their organisations 

Church St, Westminster – New Workshops & Business Clinics coming!

Workshops starting July 2019

Quick Guides to business planning
3rd & 10th July 6pm to 8pm
4th & 11th September 6pm to 8pm

An easy to follow two-part evening programme for completing your business plan. You must attend both Wednesday sessions in the 2 consecutive weeks and will produce a basic business plan

Finance: Managing money and making savings in business
30th October either 1pm – 3pm OR 6pm – 8pm
(same workshop on repeat)

Trademark: Legal Registration of Business and branding
27th November 1pm – 3pm OR 6pm to 8pm
(same workshop on repeat)

to book Click here to book


Church St Networking Event

July 17th – 5pm to 8pm
With guest speakers and business opportunities

Venue: Boardroom, City of Westminster College
Paddington Green Campus, W2 1NB

to book To book a space click here
or contact or call 020 3948 3023


Free Business Clinics for Businesses and Residents in & around Church St

Do you have an Enterprise Idea
Do you need help growing your business?

Speak to an experienced business mentor. We re here to help you realise your idea, help your business adapt and grow, and to introduce you to a network of businesses in your neighbourhood

Free and confidential support available
Timeslots of up to one hour
Days are varied

Venue – Vital, 382 – 386 Edgware Road, W2 1EB (entrance on Church Street)

Please contact us for more information and to reserve your slot at or call on 020 3948 3023


Free 6 week Sewing Classes coming to Thrive!

We are excited to announce free sewing classes for women.

Classes start on June 19th for 6 weeks only from 10.30am to 1.30pm and will be held at the ‘Make it Studio’ at Thrive, Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Redriff Road, SE16 7LW

Book to reserve your space at  / 0203 948 3023

or contact directly Emma Carr,uk / 07857 394777


Winners of the recent Tree Shepherd Survey!

Back in March we sent out a survey and asked for feedback on how you feel about Tree Shepherd. The deadline was March 15th and we would like to thank you all for contributing.


Yuan (Peter)  Zhixiang
Yuan has a herbal shop based at the Elephant and Castle shopping centre, he has been living in London 15 years with his family and worked on his business nearly 7 years. The products sold are natural herbal tea and some herbal made products, which are used for detox, slimming, skin problems and pain relief etc.


Alison Clayburn
Alison runs a writing support and facilitation service, focused on tutorials, workshops, courses and events in Rotherhithe, London SE16, plus useful items of interest to writers and aspiring writers.

Alison is a poet, writer and writing tutor/facilitator who also enjoys producing artwork and, living in Rotherhithe, which has a thriving arts ‘scene’ is. Alison also finds the river an inspiration – I run creative writing workshops and short courses locally- both general and Writing for Self Discovery.

If you’re interested in finding out more, check her out here:


Dana-Marice C Xavier
Dana runs a floristry business called Blossoms of Grace, where she makes flower arrangements for all occasions. Dana specialises in making customised designs to order, with a creative flare so customers can have exactly what they want. Using both artificial and fresh flowers my focus is presentation & making the customer happy. Diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at 2 & a half, however, raised with a hardworking ethos, to be a success, Dana kept pushing myself forward even when through really hard challenges. Dana admits to still struggling daily with some areas of running the business, yet wants to encourage other people with disabilities to believe in themselves, to believe what they can do well & can be a success.



Fulham Spring Fair – 25th May 2019

On Saturday 25th May 2019, Tree Shepherd will be hosting a Spring Fair at Clem Attlee Hall for local Fulham residents, particularly those living in the Clem Attlee estate and surrounding Fulham estates and roads.

We are interested in people wanting to showcase/sell any type of business e.g. fashion, accessories, gifts, charity, vintage goods, home items, home cooked foods (note food requires the necessary paperwork)

We are also looking to showcase local people who are looking for business – whether they are fitness instructors, running a class or offering services such as cleaning, a community service, care services etc

Interested in participating and booking a table ?

Set up starts 10.30am. Doors open 12pm. Event finishes 5pm

It will be FREE to have a table, but we ask that if you book, then you attend for the whole event

Im Interested in a table at the Spring Fair

Throughout the event, Tree Shepherd will be offering a mini-business clinic for those of you who are more serious about developing a trade. Let us know below if this is of interest (no obligation)

Established or just starting out – just book a table, bring some promotional literature and get talking to your neighbours.

If you would like to offer entertainment for children – e.g. face painting, arts & crafts or running a 5-a-side football tournament outside in the arena – we would love to hear from you.

Any questions? Call Lydia 07561 012895

Lambeth Country Show Update

We are now only taking bookings for our reserve waiting list!

We have had an amazing response to our participation for this years Lambeth Country Show, so much so that all space is now currently booked.

However, things can often change, so please do continue to register your interest and we will put you on our reserve list and let you know if a space becomes available

If you are needing a reminder if what its all about, please see below:

Whether you are a foodie, a face painter, a jeweller or masseur – a space in our marquee could be the perfect way for you to showcase in July.

Tree Shepherd in partnership with Lambeth makerspace GLOWS will be hosting a Marquee at this year’s Lambeth Country Show.

Dates are 20th & 21st July 2019.

Im interested in being put on the waiting list- Click here

We have not increased our costs, but the cost to the individual traders has increased, as this year the show organisers have a VAT charge (20%) – please note a £50 deposit will be required to secure a space!

To express interest, go to booking link:

2019 Costs:
Whole space hire: £150 + VAT = £180 (early bird applications of £120 +vat are now closed)
Table hire: £15 + VAT = £18
Chair hire: £9 + VAT = £10.80
Electricity hire if needed: £135 + VAT = £162
(If you only want a half-space its £90 + VAT for the space = £108 + furniture)

If you are interested in taking a stall, please contact or
For further general info on the country show,

Please note once we have confirmed your registration,  a trader wishing to cancel their application less then 8 weeks prior to the show will be liable for full payment and charged at the full rate. Therefore cut off date for any refunds is Friday 24th May 2019