BUSINESS BAGEL TOMORROW (TUESDAY)

BUY TICKETS Next Bagel date: Tue 30th October at 9am Coffee Craft (at the Stanley Halls) 12A South Norwood Hill London SE25 6AB at 9am This event is £5 to attend (non-refundable) which can be redeemed in the cafe for food purchased. This helps to support the cafe. We hope to see you there... Expo Announcement! … Continue reading BUSINESS BAGEL TOMORROW (TUESDAY)

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PROPERTY COMPANIES FINED £32,000 FOR IGNORING CROYDON’S LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME – Fire brigade alerted council after safety breaches found

Two private property companies which failed to follow Croydon council’s landlord licensing scheme have been fined a combined total of £32,000 after they appealed against their original penalties. London Fire Brigade officers (LFB) told a judge-led panel that LFB had alerted Croydon council after finding fire safety breaches at a five-storey private residential block. LFB … Continue reading PROPERTY COMPANIES FINED £32,000 FOR IGNORING CROYDON’S LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME – Fire brigade alerted council after safety breaches found

SKIN LIGHTENERS CONTAINED MERCURY – Trader sold on eBay to council officers despite web giants ban / £9,000 FINE FOR BROMLEY BUSINESS IN SEPARATE COSMETICS CASE

A Southwark council investigation into the online sale of illegal skin lighteners have seen a Leicester businessman given a suspended prison sentence at Camberwell Green magistrates court, for repeatedly selling dangerous cosmetic products on eBay. And in a separate case a Bromley town centre business has been fined more than £9,000 following the discovery of … Continue reading SKIN LIGHTENERS CONTAINED MERCURY – Trader sold on eBay to council officers despite web giants ban / £9,000 FINE FOR BROMLEY BUSINESS IN SEPARATE COSMETICS CASE

PHARMACY FINED £8,000 AFTER SELLING RAZOR BLADES TO 15-YEAR-OLD ‘VOLUNTEER’: “Case could have been avoided” says councillor

The owners of a Croydon pharmacy have been fined £8,000 after trading standards officers caught them illegally selling razor blades to a child in an undercover 'sting'. Croydon council prosecuted the owners after a member of staff at its pharmacy in Croydon town was caught selling a packet of five Wilkinson Sword razor blades to … Continue reading PHARMACY FINED £8,000 AFTER SELLING RAZOR BLADES TO 15-YEAR-OLD ‘VOLUNTEER’: “Case could have been avoided” says councillor

ADVICE FOR LANDLORDS AT CROYDON CONFERENCE

More than 100 local landlords can get free support about keeping on top of changes in the lettings industry if they sign up for a conference being run next week by Croydon council. The Jurys Inn hotel in Wellesley Road will host the conference, which is open to both existing private landlords with properties in … Continue reading ADVICE FOR LANDLORDS AT CROYDON CONFERENCE

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES GAIN CITY AND GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS

Residents employed to work in a boutique shop in Croydon’s Whitgift Centre have been awarded retail qualifications to help them kick start their career. The 12 participants in All About Me, an innovative four-week employability programme for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, have now all gained a level one City & Guilds retail qualification, … Continue reading ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES GAIN CITY AND GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS

GROUNDBREAKING EMPLOYMENT ACADEMY FOR DISABLED WANNABE ENTREPRENEURS RETURNS

A course which helps disabled entrepreneurs launch their own businesses is calling for new recruits. The Self-Supported Employment Academy (SSEA) is now in its second year of giving two months’ coaching on everything from finance and marketing to business planning to adults with a range of disabilities, from autism to physical, sensory and mental health … Continue reading GROUNDBREAKING EMPLOYMENT ACADEMY FOR DISABLED WANNABE ENTREPRENEURS RETURNS

MORE LAMBETH BUSINESSES FINED AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER AGE GIRL ‘DECOY’ / BUDDING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GO TO MARKET

Two more businesses in Lambeth have been fined thousands of pounds after pleading guilty to selling knives to underage customers, following an investigation by Lambeth Trading Standards officers. The move follows similar cases where Lambeth trading standards officers, with the help of the Metropolitan Police, used an undercover volunteer test purchaser.* The girl was able … Continue reading MORE LAMBETH BUSINESSES FINED AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER AGE GIRL ‘DECOY’ / BUDDING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GO TO MARKET

LAMBETH CABINET MEMBER MEETING HEALTH CHIEFS TO DISCUSS LONDON LIVING WAGE

National Health Service chiefs in Lambeth are being asked to pay all staff the London Living Wage. Cllr Ed Davie, joint  cabinet member for health and adult social care, is to start meeting health chiefs next week to discuss the issue. Cllr Davie Tweeted: "Starting next week I'm meeting all the local NHS chiefs, Lambeth's … Continue reading LAMBETH CABINET MEMBER MEETING HEALTH CHIEFS TO DISCUSS LONDON LIVING WAGE

LAMBETH RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING COURSE

People on a partnership programme set up by Lambeth council to help local residents into public sector apprenticeships graduated on Friday. They received certificates from the council's joint deputy leader Cllr Jack Hopkins. Some have already applied for business admin apprenticeships at King’s College hospital and Lambeth council working within HR, IT, adult care services … Continue reading LAMBETH RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING COURSE