How To Boost Your Retail Store's Performance

The workshop is designed to provide actionable strategies for improving customer engagement, optimising store layout, fostering loyalty, and increasing sales — all while staying within budget constraints.

Who Should Attend:

Retail store owners, managers, and anyone involved in retail operations looking to enhance their store's performance and drive growth.

 Participants can expect a practical and interactive session with actionable insights, real-world examples and practical tips.


Changemakers: Charlie Bowes-Lyon, co-founder of Wild

In the latest of our Changemaker series, host Natalie Pearce meets Charlie Bowes-Lyon, co-founder of sustainable challenger brand Wild.  Seasoned founder Charlie is taking on the giants of the bathroom with his sustainable startup Wild. Find out how he and his team are putting purpose at the centre of the brand and what their mission is.


Hong Kong Enterprise Seminars

Are you a recent arrival from Hong Kong contemplating the possibility of launching your own business in the UK? Join us for an inspiring seminar in the iconic Kingston Guildhall to gain practical insights from experts and entrepreneurs who will provide invaluable advice on setting up and growing your business in the UK.

The sessions will be conducted primarily in Cantonese with translators available to assist where needed.


歡迎參加我們在Kingston 舉辦的「香港企業研討會」,從專家和企業家身上獲得寶貴的意見,幫助你在英國建立和發展業務。








Sustainability Strategies for Business Success

Are you ready to future-proof your business and thrive in the new green economy? Hosted by Ciaran Armstrong from Sustainable Pathways, register now for an action-packed webinar where you'll learn vital sustainability strategies that drive business success.


Exploring Circular Economy

In this workshop, Prof Deborah Andrews will introduce the key concepts of the circular economy and show you how to go beyond the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle).


Central London Social In-Person Networking

Our successful Central London Social is taking place each month in-person at The British Library. 

We will be providing a pure networking opportunity for members and non-members so don't miss out on the chance to meet your local connections in person.


How to achieve an effective marketing mix internationally

Join this session as we explore how effective marketing strategies should align internationally with:

  • product suitability
  • pricing accuracy
  • placement optimisation
  • timing appropriateness

You will also have the chance to ask questions specifically about your product or service.


Live Sustainability Q&A

Join us for a Live Sustainability Q&A Session, where our incredible experts will be on hand to help with all your sustainability questions and concerns, and to give you specific advice about sustainability in your business. 

Maybe green practises are core to your business and you want ideas on how to go even further, or maybe you’ve not thought about sustainability in your business and don’t know where to start – don’t worry, our experts have got you covered!


HMRC – Registering for Self-employment or registering your business

The BIPC at The British Library is pleased to collaborate with His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) under the Kickstart Your Business programme.

This workshop will demonstrate the key steps to take when registering as a Sole Trader for self-employment or when registering your small business.


Exploring the potential of sustainable fashion

In this virtual event, Shruti Grover will share her vision to transform fashion manufacturing, driving a paradigm shift towards more sustainable, on-demand production at scale, which is powered by AI.

Pattern Project is on a mission to shift 1.5% of the fashion manufacturing market from mass production to on-demand creation. By preventing the overproduction of 0.88 billion garments, they forecast averting 10 million tonnes of CO2e by 2033.


How to use TikTok to Build Your Small Business Brand

In this 1-hour webinar you’ll learn:  - The importance of hooks and how to create them - What structure and editing tips work right now - The role of music and trends And much more…


How to tell your brand story & sell more

In such testing times for families, businesses and other organisations we require all the wit and wisdom available to us to make it through to the other side. We've helped thousands of organisations explain what they do to help them inspire, pitch and sell with ease.


Create a digital strategy that works!

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your business in the digital realm? Join us for an exclusive workshop tailored specifically for entrepreneurs and business owners like you. In today's fast-paced digital landscape, having a robust digital strategy is essential for staying competitive and achieving sustainable growth. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to thrive in the digital age.

Gain practical insights and actionable strategies that you can implement immediately to enhance your digital presence and drive business growth.


Intensive Python Course

Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience in other programming languages, our five-day intensive Python course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in today's tech-driven world.


D1: Kickstart Your Business - Business Research & Information

Intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with a business idea. This all-day workshop will help you understand the multiple areas of intellectual property and their relevance to your business, as well as provide you with practical tips on how to utilise the BIPC’s resources to protect, research and develop your business idea. By the end of the session you will understand and identify the importance of intellectual property in your own business and know the next steps to protect it.


Google + Grow London Local SME Event

Join us in person at the Google-Central St. Giles office as we partner with Grow London Local and London & Partners to show how Google can work for your business. 

Learn the latest tips and tricks on how best to create content and showcase your business to reach new customers with your Google Business Profile.


BIG Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster: Summer Networking Reception

It is an exciting time to be working in the creative and digital industries in South London as we come to the end of Croydon’s tenure as London Borough of Culture and look forward to Wandsworth taking up the title in 2025. We will hear from representatives from both boroughs about the role that creative and digital industries play in the cultural life of the region and the London Borough of Culture activities.


Day 2: Kickstart Your Business - Get Started

Learn how to set up your business and avoid common start-up pitfalls in this interactive and practical all-day workshop. The topics discussed will include marketing, sales and finance, providing you with a start-up survival kit. By the end of the session, you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to complete a one-page business plan. 


Communicating like a CEO

As you build your venture and engage with your ecosystem partners, the art of pitching is a key skill to have. Communicating like a CEO goes beyond developing a ‘one size fits all’ approach to your business pitch. 

Kaitlin explores how to develop your own authentic and powerful messaging style, as a founder or co-founder, whatever the audience.


BIG Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster: Summer Networking Reception

It is an exciting time to be working in the creative and digital industries in South London as we come to the end of Croydon's tenure as London Borough of Culture and look forward to Wandsworth taking up the title in 2025. We will hear from representatives from both boroughs about the role that creative and digital industries play in the cultural life of the region and the London Borough of Culture activities.


Tech Hub: Harness the power of online marketplaces

This session will show you how to harness the power of online marketplaces to build your online sales. With simple selling structures, accessible logistics and an existing customer base, these platforms are great for new and existing sellers.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Discover what marketplaces are and what they can offer you
  • Find your place on marketplaces: Understand your products, customers and competitors
  • Gain insight into two popular marketplaces – Amazon and Etsy


Crafting your image – personal branding essentials

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to enhance your personal brand and drive business success.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Understand the essential elements of creating a compelling personal brand that resonates with your target audience
  • Discover actionable techniques and practical advice for enhancing your personal brand to stand out in a competitive market


How to get started on your net zero journey

Learn how to measure your carbon footprint and start your net zero journey with practical tips and tools in our expert-led webinar.

In this session we'll explore:

  • the difference between net zero and carbon neutral 
  • carbon footprints and what they're made up of
  • why it's important and the business benefits of measuring your carbon footprint 
  • carbon data and emissions factors 
  • different carbon calculators available and what that means for businesses collecting data 


Richmond Christmas Ball: 2024 Business Awards ,Reception, Dinner, Dance

Your business Christmas celebrations start here with a pitch-view drinks reception, fine dining, DJ, dancing, networking, and the Richmond Business Awards ceremony.

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