Fruition Preserves

Welcome to Fruition We make a range of delicious natural fruit compotes, ketchup, granola, marmalades and seasonal fruit preserves in small batches, which we sell at local south London markets. We cook carefully selected seasonal fruits, all primary ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible Contact us on: www.facebook.com/fruitionpreserves fruitionpreserves@gmail.com www.fruitionpreserves.co.uk 0798 997 5633  

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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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Re-opened: New GLOWS offices and makerspace!

  We are delighted to announce our re-furbished makerspace and offices are now open for business! Come and join us to learn more! We now have: Offices and meeting rooms New spaces for businesses to grow and flourish together: 4 brand new offices  from 100 – 140 sqft with 24/7 access meeting rooms, bookable by the half-day or day, from 60 sqft (for 2 people) to 220 sqft (up to 6 people) super-fast WiFi bustling business community printing facilities shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Makerspace A friendly community of makers, with: large, clean workstations perfect for pattern cutting and working with […]

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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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Whyte Bells

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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Help for self-employed – new HOPE project launched

Are you self-employed? Has COVID hit your business hard? We know that roughly 3m people have been left with no financial assistance from the Government. To try and help some of our local neighbours who is self-employed, we are launching HOPE – a project offering a mix of workshops, courses, clinics and activities to help anyone with a business or working for themselves to get back on their feet. We’ve teamed up with Lambeth Council to fund this and we really want to hear from you. 

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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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