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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Ibile Botanica

  Created by Mutulu Oblongata & Seyi Balogun, IBILE BOTANICA creates fresh organic and artisanal blended beverages. Our head Botanical Mixologist, Mutulu serves rich-tasting teas, thirst-quenching juices and cocktails/mocktails that are a layered blend of fruits, herbs and spices. All juices; iced teas, tisanes and mocktails are   cultivated specifically to induce “feel-good   hormones”. Mutulu refers to her unique blends as “Foods for Moods. Each beverage is packed with   organic nutrients with the additional bonus of  caressing the taste buds. contact me on: mutuluoblongata@gmail.com  

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Chic and Discreet

Chic and Discreet is a brand created and run by a mama for mamas. This mama is truly passionate about helping other mothers feed their babies in comfort and style.  Each item is designed and created with both mothers and babies needs in mind. Breastfeeding has never been more aesthetically beautiful and accessible (in both senses of the word.  haha) Gone are the days of obviously and awkwardly feeding in public places trying to avert your gaze from all the people in your vicinity. Bye Bye to freezing cold and exposed chests. Hello freedom! It is my intention to make […]

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Upcircle

UPCIRCLE is a design studio based in London that offers design consultancy services on digital, graphic, furniture and interior design. The studio was formed by three partners with the same passion for innovative, inspiring and sophisticated design and thanks to their multidisciplinary, highly qualified and experienced team, The studio takes care of projects from the beginning to completion with one key word: Sustainability. Bibiana, Mercedes and Ophelia believe that a design project has the responsibility to respect the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability and take special concern in the choice of suppliers, manufacturers, makers and partners. The studio takes […]

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Quisquose

I design and make cushions, for high end interiors market, visit my website at: https://www.quisquose.london/  for a selection of the styles available. I offer a bespoke service, designs are tailor made to match existing upholstery or uniquely designed with a modern or traditional twist I specialise each design using contrasting colours and textures to create an entirely unique finish. I collaborate with interior designers and source special bespoke fabrics to order depending on your needs.

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Etia Designs

Afro Urban collection inspired by South London which combines street style and raw culture. The name Etia Design comes from the oldskool childhood game where you match letters with whom you Love. We are Jay and Fede – husband and wife, we decided to go on this journey to be able to combine our passions for fashion; a lot of love goes into Etia’s clothing. I embarked on course in business and pattern cutting, whilst Fede who was already studying Fashion Design went on to get her MA in Digital Fashion. The combined result was Etia – a London-based brand […]

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Brixton Xmas Market Celebrations 1st & 2nd Dec 2017

Ho ho ho! Once again Tree Shepherd has had the pleasure of organising a two-day showcase for Lambeth Forest Network traders. Friday 1st Dec is a day of trading 10am-7pm ending in Brixton’s Christmas Lights going on. Choirs and a brass band will be outside Morleys at 7pm and before that there will be Xmas activities and traders all along Station Road. Saturday 2nd Dec is Small Business Saturday and there will be a road packed with independent traders to celebrate. Trading is 10am-6pm so make sure you visit and buy gifts and food. See flyer for details and make sure […]

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BE BOSS 2017 Young Entrepreneur Winner: Richie Babalola

Tree Shepherd met with a host of young people at the October 2017 Angelltown Future Festival.  This was a fantastic careers event where young people were encouraged to explore their prospects in the world of work. Many showed a keen interest in being their own boss – the question was with what kind of company? We introduced #BEBOSS – a film-making opportunity for young people to pitch themselves, talk about their key skills, share their motivations and present on what their dream company would be. The prize was £50 cash for the best film. We are proud to announce the winner […]

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