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Nominate Wallington and Carshalton’s business champion

Wallington and Carshalton MP, Tom Brake, is asking residents to nominate a company in Carshalton and Wallington for the Responsible Business Champion 2016 award. Tom is looking for a business that consistently supports the local community, invests in a healthy workplace, offers apprenticeship and training to all age groups, and promotes equality and diversity in the workplace. He is urging constituents to nominate a business that they think exemplifies these qualities. Tom will choose a business to represent the constituency at a summer reception in Parliament for the National Champion 2016. Tom said, “Carshalton and Wallington is lucky to have some outstanding businesses which play key roles in our community. I am looking for a business that goes beyond their legal and contractual obligations to support its employees, our community and goes the extra mile for wonderful Wallington and Carshalton and its residents. “I call on residents to nominate a company they think is most deserving of recognition as our local Responsible Business Champion.” Details If you know of a business that meets the qualifications, please email info@tombrake.co.uk with the name of the business and why you think they qualify. Submissions must be in before the 10th April...

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Carshalton Beeches gallery staging latest art exhibition

Carshalton Beeches’s own Corner Gallery is staging its latest art exhibition with work from Liz Charsley-Jory from Monday April 4. Canadian born Liz emerged with a Fine Art and Theatre Design Degree, and was designing and making props for west end shows – CATS, Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Miss Saigon, among others – before deciding to re-engage with her art practice, completing an MA in Drawing at Camberwell College of Art in 2008. Her drawings reflect a need to escape the hectic pace of city life and to make time for contemplation of the natural world....

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Carshalton College joining with others to launch gaming event

Carshalton College Computing and Creative Industries Centre in collaboration with Kingston University, Sutton Arts Network and Autodesk lead the way with their exciting gaming event to celebrate the launch in April of the London Games Festival. This community based event will take place in Sutton’s St Nicholas Shopping Centre from 10am  to 5pm Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 April 2016. There will be lots of interactive fun including; robot competitions, a chance to have a go at making game levels using Autodesk Stingray, or try your hand at short stop motion game animations. There will also be an Information Point providing advice about educational and career opportunities in Games, Animation and...

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Sutton business advisers issue more details on Lifetime ISAs

Sutton business advisers and accountants Harmer Slater has issued details of the new “Lifetime ISA”. In the Budget, the Chancellor announced the introduction of a new flexible savings plan to help the under 40’s save for the future. Starting in April 2017, the government will launch a new Lifetime ISA that will help those aged between 18 and 40 to save for a new home or for their retirement. The new scheme will see the government provide a bonus of 25% on yearly savings of up to £4,000 until the saver’s 50th birthday. Any savings put in before the Lifetime ISA holder’s 50th Birthday will benefit from the 25% bonus. This could mean an extra £1,000 for every £4,000 saved annually from the age of 18 to 50. In total this could see savers who invest the maximum contributions of £128,000 receive a maximum government bonus of £32,000. The savings and bonus can be used to purchase a first home worth up to £450,000 anywhere in the UK or to save towards retirement. A saver will be able to withdraw the savings tax-free after their 60th birthday. The funds can remain invested after age 60 and any interest and investment growth will be tax-free. The money can be withdrawn earlier (for something other than the purchase of a first home) but the government bonus will be lost and a...

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Borough’s businesses urged to “join the pledge” for cleaner streets

Sutton Council has just launched a voluntary Clean Streets Sutton business pledge in which businesses can commit to taking a number of simple, easy steps to keep their premises clean and work with the council to reduce litter in the surrounding area by reporting it. They will also receive a business pledge sticker which they can display in their shop window to support the campaign and encourage others to sign up. The business pledge is part of a wider anti-littering campaign being run by Sutton Council, called Clean Streets Sutton, after it successful bid for funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government. Other activities will take part in Sutton High Street and the local schools in the coming weeks. Already, Tazza Coffee, ABC Catering & Partners and KIPPA BID have joined the business pledge. Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environments and Neighbourhood Committee at Sutton Council, said: “We all have a responsibility to keep Sutton tidy in order to help achieve our One Planet Sutton goals to be a greener borough. We are delighted to be working with our businesses because cleaner streets will make Sutton more attractive to shoppers and visitors who can enjoy the borough in comfort and cleanliness. “I must congratulate Tazza, ABC Catering & Partners and KIPPA BID for leading the way by signing up to the Clean Streets Sutton business pledge...

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