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Volunteering really is the business

6 November 2014

Darwin Bernardo, founder of Nutmeg, on how mentoring kids in a youth club helped him set up his own business and how volunteering can help students graduate into work…

I started volunteering in my school, London Academy. My teacher asked if I wanted to help run the Fair Trade tuck shop. You know, helping to sell the product, make tea, be on the till, clean up and replenish out of stock products. We’d give the shop’s profits to charity. I felt I was making a positive contribution to society and I wanted to do more.

ERDF In Focus: Co-Innovate project

4 November 2014

Co-Innovate aims to provide design-led innovation, advice and guidance to SMEs, utilising an open innovation approach pioneered at Brunel University, including providing direct support to SMEs from laboratory facilities, testing and prototyping. The project aspires to improve access and accelerate the transfer of knowledge and research expertise from Brunel University to SMEs in West London.

WATCH THEIR PROJECT VIDEO HERE

Overview of My Week

31 October 2014

Ghoulish greetings to you all on All Hallow’s Eve on what may be the warmest last days of October on record.

August 2014 Data is now available on SafeStats

20 September 2014

August 2014 data is now available on SafeStats:

Updated Data includes:

      - Ambulance (Including Assaults, Alcohol Illness, Drug Overdoses)

      - London Fire Brigade     

Leading a retail revival on London’s high streets

24 October 2014

This is the first post in a series to support bids to the Mayor's new £9m High Street Fund, which aims to make London's high streets even better places to live, work and visit. Business and community groups can apply via Spacehive.

Business support consultant, Sally Williams explains how she's gathering intelligence on high street businesses and using that knowledge to design locally relevant initiatives.

Duty Officer Update - 24 Oct 2014

23 October 2014

It's been a busy week for London Resilience Team - here's a summary of what we've been up to, what our partners are working on, and what you can do to stay prepared.

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