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Monday, 27 July 2015

Local students help local businesses to mutual benefit

The E-Business programme is having far reaching benefits to local businesses as well as students from Ravensbourne and University of Greenwich who are building their portfolio, gaining real world business and work experience while teaching local business people how to take control of their own web presence.

Students help local businesses

Thursday, 21 November 2013

SEE's Tony Goldstein wins Trainer of the Year award 2013

South East Enterprise wins Trainer of the Year award 2013

Tony Goldstein, Managing Director of South East Enterprise was awarded the prestigious Trainer of the Year award at the recent National Enterprise Network annual conference and awards ceremony held at the British Library in London on 15 November 2013. The award was presented by Rebecca McNeil Head of Business Lending at Barclays who sponsor the successful Get Ready for Business series for individuals considering starting a business.

Rebecca said:'This award was introduced last year to recognise trainers of the Barclays Get Ready for Business seminars that have gone above and beyond to ensure delegates get the very best from the training and who have built great relationships with their local Barclays team'.

'Tony has been providing business support in Lewisham for many years and is still always willing to go the extra mile for clients.  He has built a good relationship with the local Barclays team who agree that he is very professional and engaging, interacting with attendees and giving great advice from his own wealth of business experience'. 

South East Enterprise has been delivering Get Ready seminars for many years where delegates learn the essential facts about starting a business and are able to make an informed decision about whether business is for them.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

School Gates Graduates

The School Gates Enterprise Scheme backed by Greenwich Council has just finished with a bumper crop of graduates. Parents were encouraged to start their own businesses on special courses after school drop off in the mornings. On the courses they got the chance to learn new skills as part of the free training and advice. The project was delivered by South East Enterprise's advisor Brenda Drummond. The package of support included help with CVs and job applications, skills development and training, and enterprise advice and coaching.

On Wednesday 30 March graduates from the scheme attended a graduation ceremony at picturesque Charlton House. Cllr Denise Highland presented the graduates with their certificates and there was also an opportunity for the different sets of graduates to network with each other and advisers from South East Enterprise.

One of the graduates, mum-of-two Ingrid Uche has already benefited from the project and has started her own business. The mum of six-year-old twins, from Thamesmead, heard about the project while dropping them off at South Rise Primary School in Plumstead.
“I went on the School Gates training course that was held at the school over two half-days,” she said. “It was very, very useful for me, particularly the information about marketing and finance, such as the profit and loss account. It gave me a very good insight into what I needed to do.”

Ingrid set up a business called Zoe Cosmetics, and produces hand-made soaps from home, using natural
ingredients. “It’s going very well, and I’m now looking to expand by making other skincare products,” she said.

To find out more about this successful project read the article published in Greenwich Time.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

International Women's Day 100 Year Centenary Celebration 1911 - 2011

The Women Mean Business spring networking event was organised to coincide with International Women's Day on Tuesday 8 March. Local women business owners celebrated the centenary of International Women's Day at Manor House Library in Lee. South East Enterprise with support from Lewisham Council organised the networking event.

Yasemen Hussein a local mixed media sculptor entertained us with stories of her struggle to establish herself and win commissions.

Nilloosha Ponnuthurai a solicitor from Freshlaw Solicitors, gave an inspirational speech on how she started her niche solicitor firm offering advice on civil and business contract matters and residential and commercial property transactions.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Coaching Club Networking Event

South East Enterprise hosted a networking event for new and old members of the Coaching Club on the evening of Wednesday 9 February. It was an opportunity for members to mingle and share experiences with others who had taken the chance to expand their knowledge and hopefully their profit margins by enrolling onto the club. Many of the groups are still keeping in-touch informally and welcomed the chance to catch-up over a glass of wine and a light buffet.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Carbon Smart Blue certification for SEE

South East Enterprise are proud to announce that they have been awarded Carbon Smart certification we have demonstrated our commitment to the environment by measuring our carbon emissions and putting in place an action plan and policy to reduce their impact

To take a proactive stance and address our contribution to climate change, our organisation has committed to the Carbon Smart award scheme. Being Carbon Smart means taking an intelligent and flexible approach to reducing our carbon footprint. Our Carbon Smart award certifies the practical actions we have taken to actively reduce our environmental impact. It clearly demonstrates our commitment to customers, staff and suppliers. Just like recycling, the Carbon Smart award makes improving our environmental performance part of the everyday running of our business.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Greenwich Time report on Access to Finance scheme

Graham King, SEE’s specialist finance adviser said: “We are able to help business owners and managers turn their ideas and plans into attractive propositions for banks, business angels or venture capital investors. We will look objectively at the soundness of the business and the viability of the proposal and help clients to make the right choices as to the type of finance they require”.

Click here to read the whole Greenwich Time article.