Tree Shepherd ramps up its business support workshops in Peckham

Tree Shepherd is ramping up its activity in Peckham as part of its partnership with London Borough of Southwark to provide business support to traders affected by the redevelopment of the area around Peckham Rye station. The area around the historic station will be redeveloped, opening up a new public square and restoring the station’s […]

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Press Release: Call on Mayor of London for radical change as zero hours contracts hit 20%

Tree Shepherd * Press Release * 13 September 2016 Merton Council Leader joins social entrepreneur Colin Crooks in calling on the Mayor of London for radical change as zero hours contracts rise by 20 per cent On 8 September 2016, the leader of Merton Council, Cllr Stephen Alambritis joined Colin Crooks from social enterprise Tree Shepherd in […]

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Press Release: Colin Crooks and Tree Shepherd win Innovation and Enterprise Award at Lambeth Community Pride Awards 2016

Colin Crooks and the Tree Shepherd team celebrated last night as they won the prestigious Innovation and Enterprise Award at the glittering Lambeth Community Pride Awards 2016, hosted at the Oval Cricket Ground. In the words of Councillor Saleha Jaffer, Mayor of Lambeth, ‘The awards recognise people who care about their local community and make a […]

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Enterprise Mentoring: Putting the head back on the chicken

Helping entrepreneurs make independent decisions about the direction of their business is at the heart of what we do at Tree Shepherd. Whereas the success of our Friday business surgery reveals that for many, a small amount of coaching and some pointers is all that’s required – we know that for others setting up or […]

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Local entrepreneurs take top prizes at Lambeth Country Show

18 July 2016 Lambeth enterprise organisation Tree Shepherd’s Will Kerr claims Best in Show for astonishing floral arrangement 30 local entrepreneurs draw in the crowds with their colourful array of products The Tree Shepherd marquee was the largest yet featuring a range of stalls from high-end fashion to Indian cuisine, retro womenswear to green-fingered gardening talent. […]

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Jakki Dean’s great testimonial for Tree Shepherd

  As a single parent who has been for many years looking after my son with autism, the prospects of getting back into the community let alone to work, seemed daunting. At the same time, I felt I had skills to offer and lived with the frustration and feeling I had potential but could do […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Key London players call for reforms to tackle worklessness in wake of EU referendum

11 July 2016 Unemployed in London: Key London players call for five reforms to tackle worklessness in the wake of the EU referendum Lack of basic literacy, inflexible working arrangements and benefits trap listed as contributing factors Cross-sector group calls for immediate reforms to end tackle unemployment As the UK made its monumental decision to […]

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