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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.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Networking in Style

Business support agencies in Lewisham came together on 8 December to hold a networking event for local entrepreneurs with a fashion theme.

The event at the Civic Suite in Lewisham was lead by South East Enterprise who run The Lewisham Business Advisory Service, Simple Business Solutions and Head for Business.

The Centre piece of the event was a fashion show staged by students from Christ the King Sixth Form College with help from local fashion designer Toni Stacey-Blake of Booshie Bagz. The event which kicked off with a display from a street dancer from  Christ the King showcased local designers and featured a range of jackets, dresses, t-shirts and bags all designed and made locally and modelled by the students, some of whom were stepping out for the first time.

Lewisham has a growing fashion industry and the show demonstrated how the borough is becoming a centre for creativity in South East London.

Guest speakers included Steve Nelson, principle director of the South East London Chamber of Commerce, who spoke of the opportunities for young creative businesses in Lewisham and local designers. Local entrepreneurs, Toni Stacey-Blake and Joy Prime, spoke about the benefits of starting businesses in Lewisham and the excellent support on offer from South East Enterprise at the Business Advisory Service.