Elephant and Castle Update

As the days count down to the closure of Elephant and Castle shopping centre, Tree Shepherd is working with traders to help them into new premises and assist those who haven’t been allocated new locations with their future business plans. To find out more about our work in Elephant and Castle or for more support please call us on 020 3948 3020 or email info@treeshepherd.org.uk  

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Blog: 10 things COVID taught us about local businesses – CEO Colin Crooks

We are re-emerging… slowly but surely. It seems that the Thursday night clapping with our neighbours will soon be a distant memory, as will our cycle trips through empty streets, our excitement at the re-opening of a local coffee shop, or the pleasant chats with the owner of the corner shop or the beloved local grocer. Of course, it could not last forever. But as we start to pick up our new normal routines and go back to work, will we remember the warmth of these simple moments, the power of community, the value of local business? Lest we forget… […]

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Blog: Self-employed excluded, again – Colin Crooks

Self-employed excluded, again: Mark Whittaker speaks for us all: How can we make do on zero income? Sunak’s scheme turns its back on 3m self-employed once more by Colin Crooks, CEO, Tree Shepherd Another day, another announcement from Rishi Sunak, another devastating blow to the self-employed. Once again, a set of positive new measures from the Chancellor for some, and a big cavernous hole for millions of self-employed up and down the country who are on the brink of financial, and emotional catastrophe. For many COVID is the latest, and worst, in a long line of mistreatment from the Government […]

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Time for a turnaround for self-employed left out in the cold

by Colin Crooks, CEO, Tree Shepherd Marcus Rashford’s campaign for Free School Meals has shown us that a U-turn in the Government’s policies and purse strings is possible. It’s just a shame it takes a celebrity to do this. While we celebrate the Government finally coming to their senses, we know 3 million hard-working small business owners have been left out in the cold by the Government’s complex package of COVID support and are struggling to pay everyday bills. Ordinary, brave people, who took up the challenge of starting a business, to contribute to our economy, alongside part-time work and […]

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Turning stress into success – Employ Yourself course is here!

Second Enrolment Day! 19 May 3 – 5:15pm Confusion, anger, frustration, sadness, worry, cashflow stress? We are all feeling it,  especially since coronavirus descended on us all those weeks ago. And for many of us it started a long time before that. Many of us have been unemployed for a long time, unhappy in jobs, coping with illness, caring for others, making difficult decisions and not knowing where to go next. Whether you have been recently laid off, your business has suddenly stopped, or you have been struggling to find work for several years, one thing is for certain – […]

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Connecting Tulse Hill: Help our crowdfunding campaign

Connecting Tulse Hill Please support the crowdfunding campaign being led by High Trees, Tree Shepherd and Jubilee Primary School. Find out more here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/connecting-tulse-hill What are we trying to achieve? The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for many Lambeth residents. The move to remote delivery of many key services has left certain individuals isolated and excluded during this time. Many individuals and families in Tulse Hill are particularly hard hit with 1 in 6 households without either wifi or digital devices to stay connected. The digital world we live in means that wifi access is no longer […]

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GLOWS free spring workshops now up!

The raft of GLOWS workshops, most of which are free, are now online! Check out our events page and email us at info@treeshepherd.org.uk or call 020 3948 3020 to book your place now. Photography, T-Shirt printing, mosaics, Excel and many more. Hurry and book your place while there’s still space!

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Church Street Westminster: Instagram + finance courses open!

Tree Shepherd has been working with the community in Church Street since January 2019, offering network events, courses and clinics to advise and work with existing traders and those aspiring to set up their own businesses. We are excited to launch our new courses, including Instagram, finance, cashflow, and the latest technologies which help you manage your finances. Please contact Rhona in the Tree Shepherd Team on info@treeshepherd.org or 0203 948 3023 to find out more or enrol. Instagram workshops Tuesday 18th February and Friday 21st February 2020, Community Space, Church Street Library, 67 Church Street, London NW8 8EU Our trainer […]

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Loughborough Junction: Sign up to our February Cashflow, Legal and Tax workshops

It’s not too late to sign up for our cashflow, legal and tax workshops at The Platform in Loughborough Junction, SW9 7AH. It’s open to everyone in Lambeth and our fantastic trainer can shed light on complex areas of cashflow, legalities and tax through some practical tasks. It’s one not to be missed! Get in touch with us on info@treeshepherd.org.uk or call 0203 948 3023 to book your place.      

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Success at Westminster Enterprise Course

Is it really possible to think up a brand new business idea and develop a business plan in one day? Well 33 WAES students proved that you can when they joined our CEO Colin Crooks MBE for an action-packed Enterprise Masterclass. The enthusiastic WAES students came from a wide range of study areas, learning skills from Graphic Design and Fashion to Hair & Beauty. Their challenge was to create a business plan for tackling an important social issue from scratch using Tree Shepherd’s 3M© concept Motivation         your vision and personal driver Market                your customers Mechanics          how you […]

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