Community News September 17, 2018

Free training course for budding business owners in SE16


British Land’s Start Your Own Enterprise programme, run by Tree Shepherd, is coming back this October for all aspiring local business owners in SE16.

The Start Your Enterprise programme lasts eight weeks and is welcome to everyone with an idea for a new business in SE16. The course is free of charge and provides coaching, mentoring and practical support allowing you to convert your idea into a thriving business, no matter how big or small. The next course will kick off on the 10th of October with weekly sessions and runs to the end of November.

Since 2017, we have been working with Tree Shepherd on a three-year start-up and business support programme in Canada Water called Start Up and Thrive. The programme has two elements: business clinics supporting local business owners, and the Start Your Own Enterprise free training course.

The latest course welcomed 16 participants, with businesses including beauty, baby wear and gardening, and a graduate of the first cohort has gone on to work as a business connector for Start Up and Thrive.

When: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Where: former Flame Grill unit, Unit 4 Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Redriff Rd SE16 2XU

How to book: Book your slot by emailing info@treeshepherd.org.uk, calling the office on 020 3948 3023 or by filling in the online form.

Please get in touch with Tree Shepherd if you have any questions.

About Tree Shepherd

Tree Shepherd is a Southwark-based charity whose mission is to create employment and connect communities by bringing the talents of local people and local enterprises into business networks where they share their ideas, skills and knowledge. Tree Shepherd works with local authorities and developers to help bring the benefits of this regeneration to local people, and has experience of running similar programmes in Bermondsey, Elephant and Castle and Peckham. Visit Tree Shepherd’s website to find out more about their programmes and impact.

British Land’s support for the Tree Shepherd programme forms part of our legacy strategy for Canada Water. Our vision is that the Masterplan becomes a place where businesses old and new can thrive side-by-side, and we are committed to ensuring that the Masterplan delivers benefits for everyone who lives, works and spends time in the area. Find out more about the projects we’re working on here.

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