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 […]

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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 […]

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Lambeth Country Show – Brockwell Park 2019

For the 4th year running, Tree Shepherd will be hosting a fantastic trade marquee at the Lambeth Country Show in partnership with Glows makerspace. 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 – Click here We have not increased our costs, but the cost to the individual traders has increased, as […]

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New 2 x Fulham dates in May for Saturday Business School!

Got some free time on your Saturday? Do you live in Fulham? Fancy some free business advice on an idea you have ? Tree Shepherd have 2 free business start ups workshops coming up in May. Sat 11th May – Start, Grow & plan your start up business Sat 18th May – Money, cashflow, profit & loss – get to grips with the money side Times are 1pm to 5pm Venue is the Clem Attlee hall, 21 Len Freeman Place, SW6 7TN Interested ? Enrol here Enrol Here for Saturday Start up business school This is being supported by the […]

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Elephant and Castle – Deadline for Applications

In December 2018, after months of preparation with the Council and Delancey we opened up the application process for the new affordable units that are being planned for the independent businesses to move into. Planning permission was granted on the basis that Delancey would provide new units for the displaced businesses. They have already developed a row of retail units in an adjacent development called Elephant 1 and they plan to create a new popup retail village just outside the redline area in what is known as Castle Square. In addition, Southwark Council is developing retail space in the ground […]

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Launch Of Thrive – Our Affordable Maker Space and Co-Working Business Hub

February 13th saw the launch of THRIVE, a new affordable co-working space, where local residents from SE16 can work comfortably and develop their business idea. THRIVE (formally known as the Flaming Grill restaurant) was brought back into community use by British Land and has become a much-needed resource for local people. Whether you are running your own business or working from home, you can have access to affordable desks, meeting and training rooms or makers space. Thrive is a really spacious and well-lit workspace, ideal for creative people. Designers and makers can spread out and see their patterns come to […]

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MBE is testament to everyone I’ve worked with who shares a vision of a fairer society

When I was trudging through the mud as a fresh-faced private in the weekend Territorial Army I never thought I would one day be honoured as a Member of the Order of the British Empire. But that hot sweaty day ignited in me something which would chart the course of the rest of my life: a determination to see people treated fairly and a belief that every individual should have the same chance to reach their potential, regardless of their background or training. That year, 1978, my 8-man infantry section entered a ‘march and shoot’ competition against full-time regular army […]

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Our CEO , Colin Crooks, in New Years Honours List!

We are delighted to announce that Colin Crooks, our CEO has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year’s Honours List. The award is for his services to disadvantaged communities in London. Colin has created several social enterprises, in accord with his two passions; protecting the environment and helping less fortunate people. Colin’s career as a social entrepreneur goes back to 1989 when he started Papercycle, which operated from a long-gone warehouse in Brixton. There he employed dozens of unemployed local people to collect and recycle office paper. Later, he ran Cybercycle on the Angell […]

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New Challenge in Westminster

Church Street, just off the Edgware Road, hosts the longest street market in London and is home to a fascinating food, textiles, antiques and arts quarter. It is also the most deprived area in the borough which is undergoing massive regeneration change and in the next ten years, under the new Masterplan, three key buildings on Church Street will also be regenerated – replacing old low-level buildings with new high-rise buildings with flats and new retail units. Not only will buildings, roads and public realm change – but so will the community. Westminster Council are keen to keep all local […]

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Business Advice contract expands in the ELEPHANT AND CASTLE

Since June 2017, Tree Shepherd has been based in the iconic 1960s shopping centre at the Elephant and Castle. From there we have been helping a group of 28 long-standing independent businesses to survive and navigate the planned regeneration of the area, which will include the bringing down of the centre. Having established a successful outreach programme in Peckham, assisting businesses being affected by regeneration change, we had a wealth of experience to bring to this new challenge. Through continuous outreach, meeting owners at their place of business, and on-going business clinic support, we helped businesses to tackle issues around […]

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