Black Lives Matter: Dynamic Dialogues – Join Us

Are you a Black trader or entrepreneur? As part of Tree Shepherd’s quest to address racism we are organising a series of workshops to discuss the impact,this has had on Black entrepreneurs and traders.  Would you be willing to give us two hours of your time to participate in a conversation with 6 or 8 other people on Zoom?  Tree Shepherd will be hosting these workshops on: Monday 28th  September 1pm – 2.30pm  and Tuesday 29th September 1pm – 2.30pm  At Tree Shepherd, we aim to provide business support that makes a real difference. We would like to listen to you […]

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Thrive has re-opened with COVID secure features!

Our business centre Thrive has undergone a radical transformation in order to help local start-ups get back on their feet post-COVID. The newly re-vamped space will provide brand new individual, truly affordable offices, meeting rooms and makerspaces for local entrepreneurs all with COVID security features – to help start-ups grow in what’s been the most challenging year ever for small business. The opening comes as the UK announces it’s in officially in recession, for the first time in 11 years. New COVID security features Supported by British Land and run by Tree Shepherd, Thrive, which was first opened last year, […]

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September Church Street competition opens.. and first winner Nur gives prize back to Tree Shepherd!

You may recall that a few short weeks ago we launched a competition to win £100 Love to Shop vouchers for start-ups in or near Church Street that submitted a business plan. Well the September round is now open, so get submitting! Email your business plans to rhona@treeshepherd.org.uk now. In Church Street, Westminster we are providing mentoring, business advice, courses and guidance to anyone looking to start up a business. If you would like to know more about our work or get involved please get in touch So, we have our first ever winner Nur Abdullah-Perkins – but in an unexpected twist, […]

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Retro Living

Retro Living evolved from a passion for sourcing eclectic, interesting and unusual items of furniture, art, lighting and objets d’art. Malcolm initially started the business online through the Retro Living website which has now grown to a retail shop located on Church Street in Marylebone, where the majority of the stock is on display. Retro Living 7A Church Street London NW8 8EE Retro Living restores, reupholsters and rewires the majority of its pieces to ensure they are of the highest quality and sympathetically restored to ensure everything reaches you in the best original condition possible. Pieces include dining chairs, armchairs, dining tables, ceiling lights, […]

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Repercia Therapeutic Counselling Services

  Repercia Therapeutic Counselling Services reject a ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy, with their services helping to provide intervention(s) that best suit everyone’s individual needs. The pandemic and the social and economic effects of the lockdown have created a perfect storm for people already vulnerable to mental health issues. People are facing greatly increased anxiety regarding the health and well-being of themselves and their loved ones; they are increasingly at risk of loneliness, isolation, neglect and rejection. The charitable aim of the project is to: Support up to twenty local women who are at risk of domestic violence or sudden […]

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Strongman’s Tipple Ltd

Bottled Cocktails, Brand Consultancy & Innovative Cocktail Events       Website www.strongmanstipple.com   Meet Business Partners Tomas Lenko & Lukas Etus Tomas Lenko: “Strongman’s Tipple is my first baby – the product of my blood, sweat and tears following 15 years of working my way up in the hospitality industry. I remember stepping behind the bar for the very first time, serving a G&T, taking the first payment and getting a buzz from making someone’s day better – I loved it instantly. My enthusiasm for hospitality drove me to quickly learn new skills, and progress into management roles all the […]

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SOW London

  Zoe Scott, Director SOW London “Something Other’s Want” It’s about me It’s about being free   A ground-breaking fashion brand built on strong ethics and sustainability. For the consumer with discernment and the tribal warrior spirit within. SOW London was formed in 2018 and combines Zoe’s talents and skills for creating unique fashion, alongside her beautiful handmade greeting cards and gifts range. Zoe initially started out her career in fashion, with a passion for bold and unique design. As her family grew, she redirected her creative skills to focus on bespoke textured greeting cards and handmade gifts including custom-made […]

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BOCK Training

Learning Is For Life   BOCK Training is a London based training provider specialised in delivering high quality employability and work-based learning programmes.  BOCK Training provides educational services to increase and develop the learning potential of young people and adults. With courses ranging from basic to advanced levels, they offer accredited and non-accredited courses to both employed and unemployed people. Courses on offer include:  L3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design L3 Access to (HE) Diploma Nursing BTEC L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care L3 Diploma in Gas Engineering  L3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner  L3 Diploma in Business […]

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Mosaics by Heart in Art

Mosaic Art created to be as individual as you, by an artist who shares her abundant talents through teaching Kes is a talented mosaic artist who is passionate and wholehearted about everything she does. She is a professional face painter and also makes mosaic wall art as well as homewares. She has always wanted to use her skills to start her own business and has done just that.  After finishing art college, Kes started training as a Teaching Assistant and carries years of experience with her. She began her own creative journey by establishing the Heart in Art Workshops in […]

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Blog from CEO Colin Crooks: Could COVID trigger a revival of the High Street? What will this mean for our community? 

Will there be a second wave of COVID? Are we ever getting out of this?  It seems that each day the news is full of more stories of COVID spikes, lockdown worries, cases and deaths going up and down. One thing is for sure, during this time, working from home has become the ‘new normal’ for thousands of us. The slink between the bedroom to the living room, the hasty hairbrush before (some of) you turn on the webcam for your office Zoom chat. Then every lunchtime, that break out into the local high street to collect some groceries, get a coffee, get some exercise. We […]

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