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Sutton’s Hub and EBP to explain apprenticeship benefit

Sutton Chamber is inviting members and non members to join them on the 8th March for an introduction in the world of Apprenticehsips. With the promise of networking and a full English and with the Apprenticeship week starting on the 14th March 2016, The Apprenticeship Hub and Sutton EBP will help local businnesses and businessmen find the right apprentice for your business and debunk the top 5 myths of taking on an apprentice. Sutton’s newly launched Apprenticeship Hub is designed to help people aged 16+ that have left, or are due to leave secondary education, make the first step towards their dream career. For businesses, the hub provides information on why and how to employ an apprentice, helping businesses of all sizes grow with the support of superb local talent. Details Click here to...

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Successful Sutton can help your business improve with a grant

Successful Sutton has created a scheme to assist business owners, tenants and landlords to improve the external appearance of their premises. The grants, of up to £2500, are match funded by the applicant themselves. “”The high street is the commercial centre of the community; the appearance of shop fronts and the buildings in which they reside has a considerable impact and influence on the character of a town centre. Shop fronts are an essential element not only of the buildings in which they are set but also of the wider streetscape. A shop front that has been designed with respect given to the architecture of the building and character of the surrounding area can add charm and vitality, making it attractive to shoppers and visitors alike,” said a spokesperson. “Our business improvement grant aims to improve shop fronts and building facades in the centre of Sutton as a means of supporting the growth of local businesses, improving the local environment and raising the image of the town centre for locals and visitors. “The scheme is administered and funded by Successful Sutton as part of our BID strategy for high street improvement. “Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of £2,500 or 50% of the total cost of improvements whichever is lower. All applications for funding must be received by 31st March 2016 and all works completed by 31st...

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Course can help charities transition to generating income

Many Sutton charities are looking for new ways to generate income as grant funding continues to shrink. Social enterprise is often held up as a ‘silver bullet’ but transitioning to a more sustainable business model can be tough. To help the organisations tackle this challenge, the School for Social Entrepreneurs has developed ‘Transition to Trading’, a course designed specifically for the leaders of not for profit organisations making this change. Delivered at their offices in London Bridge across six days, expert practitioners from across the third sector will share their knowledge and real life experience of trading with you.  Participants will be guided through the steps that you need to take to create a positive and financially sustainable future for you and your organisation. Transition to Trading is suitable for senior staff at charities and social enterprises who wish to secure new ‘earned income’. Details For more details  a call on 020 7089 9120 or go the website SCHOOL ...

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Sutton Apprenticeship Hub hosts event to learn benefits

The Sutton Apprenticeship Hub – a digital portal that helps to match local talent with local growing businesses – is hosting an event on Wednesday 24th Feb from 10am-2pm at the Successful Sutton offices (1 Times Square, High Street, Sutton). This is designed to help businesses of all shapes and sizes learn how easy and sustainable it is to take on an apprentice. Lunch will be provided, and there will be information to take away along with the opportunity to receive ongoing guidance. If you would like to attend, please register here APPRENTICE...

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SHINE can help develop business skills and showcase work

SHINE, Sutton College’s Hub for Innovation, Networking & Entrepreneurship has now been integrated into mainstream College life, offering opportunities and support for students in a variety of ways. The new ‘Learn to Earn’ facility has been launched which offers students the opportunity to showcase and sell their work and skills via a pop up shop in the College. It is a chance for them to access the rest of the student body and sell items such as jewellery, art or services such as manicures etc. There are three packages available, ranging from a basic presence in the busiest reception at the College through to links to the College social media promotion. This is a great opportunity for students to raise the profile of perhaps a small business they are just starting up or to trial a business idea. Full information can be found here Students also have the opportunity to exhibit their creative work in the recently revamped Starkey Gallery on the first floor at the Sutton College Sutton Centre. External exhibiting artists will also display their works, offering a new lease of life to the Starkey Gallery area and an exciting programme of exhibitions. For full details of all of the activities go to...

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Sutton High School is an independent day school for girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1884 by the GDST, it continues to provide an academically rigorous and challenging education within the framework of a caring and supportive community.

It was the London Borough of Sutton’s highest placed girls’ school in The Times A Level Results Table August 2015 and GCSE results also saw an increase in the percentage of A* grades, up to 32%, with 40% of girls achieving 9 or more A* or A grades. Come and see for yourself why The Good Schools Guide describes Sutton High as “a school to watch”.  Places for our Open Events can be booked online at



Is your child two or going to be two in the next school year? They may be eligible for up to 15 hours of free weekly childcare!

*The scheme is available to Sutton residents who earn less than £16,190, receive Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support, or other benefits, from the term after a child's second birthday, thanks to funding from the government.

The free childcare can be provided by nurseries, childminders, pre-schools or playgroups.

For more information visit or contact the Sutton Family Information Service on 020 8770 6000




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