h&f business awards 2015




Enter the Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards

• Join in this borough-wide competition that shines a light on outstanding local firms.
• Showcase your business to customers and suppliers.
• FREE ENTRY and easy to take part.

Win one of two ways – by public vote or judges’ prize.

Get others to nominate you for overall best business
We ask residents, shoppers and customers to nominate their favourite businesses in
Fulham, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush.

Enter yourself in a range of categories
You submit an entry and our expert panel of judges decides the winners.

Shortlisted businesses and those with the most public votes will be invited to the awards ceremony in the Assembly Hall at Hammersmith Town Hall on Thursday 19 November 2015.

How to get nominated or enter

Get yourself nominated in one of these three categories:
• Best Fulham Business
• Best Hammersmith Business
• Best Shepherds Bush Business
There is no application process – just encourage your customers to say you’re the best! Promote the awards in store and online and ask people to nominate you at the awards website. Each nomination counts as a vote.
Closing date for nominations is Thursday 12 November 2015.

Enter yourself for up to two of the following:
• Best Customer Service
• Best New Business (under 18 months)
• Best Restaurant
• Best Cafe
• Best Independent Retailer
• Best Creative Business
• Best Small Business (employing 10 people or less)
• Best Local Employer
• Best Training and Development Provider
• Best Export Business
• Best Social Enterprise or Charity
• Best Technology Business
Just download the entry form from the awards website. The website explains what the judges are looking for. If you enter up to two categories, you increase your chances of winning!
Closing date for entries is Sunday 1 November 2015. The judges will draw up a shortlist from which they will decide a winner.

Help encourage people to nominate their favourite business

We will be encouraging people to nominate their favourite business by giving them a chance to win a prize draw. To get people voting, please consider offering a prize for the draw.
A bottle of wine, lunch, an item from your shop or a free service from a haircut to a dry cleaning voucher…please offer anything that you think will help us promote the awards.
We will publicise all prize contributors on our website and through local H&F media and business networks.
To offer a prize, please email Nicki.Burgess@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 5695.

Any questions?

Email Nicki.Burgess@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 5695. Good luck!
H&F Brilliant Business Awards website »
H&F Brilliant Business Awards Facebook page »
Download the H&F Brilliant Business Awards flyer »

Free tickets – data protection seminar

Thursday 1st October

Central London



Free tickets are available for our next data protection seminars: “Data Protection: How to avoid the reputational and financial risks…and reap the benefits”

Managing data protection risk is fast becoming essential for anyone handling personal information. Donors, commissioning bodies, the media and service users are keenly aware of security breaches – meaning your reputation can quickly be harmed though poor or outdated practice. Over £6m of fines have been issued for serious breaches since 2010.

Have you kept pace with the increasing technological change and raised expectations…? Will you be ready for the EU Data Protection Regulation?

Our two-hour session will take you through some of the common data protection pitfalls, particularly the hot topics of data sharing, remote working, electronic marketing, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), online security and outsourcing, as well as the steps you can take to ensure there is compliance across your organisation.

Please use the following link to see further details and book your free ticket:
Free ticket – Thursday 1st October

Free data protection policy review
We are also running a free offer: to review your data protection policies.
• We will assess them against the six key themes and 24 control areas we would expect policy to address.
• We will then provide you with a report containing our assessment and any key recommendations.
• All we ask in return is the opportunity to meet with you to present our report.
To take advantage of this free offer, simply email your policy document(s) to Nicola Kendall.
If you have any further questions about the free tickets or review, please do not hesitate to Nicola Kendall.

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Volunteer Organisers’ Fourum
Thursday 22nd October 2015

Venue: Dawes Road Hub, 20 Dawes Road, Fulham, SW6 7EN
Time: 9.45 am – 11.30 am

Refreshments from 9.45am for a 10am start

1. Presentation on Volunteer Management software by Kate Saunders from Better Impact
2. What are community organisers – how can they help support your organisation, presentation by Sharon Tomlin, Sobus
3. Equality, diversity and volunteers – Chris McCosh, HR Manager, HFV
4. Presentation on the health trainer programme by Nathan Asare, Turning Point
5. Working with clients with a history of substance misuse and supporting them to volunteer, presentation by David Cosgrove, Foundation 66
6. AOB & Future meeting dates for your diaries

Please email Catherine or call 020 9741 9876 to confirm your place (we need to know numbers for refreshments)

Older People’s Outreach Worker
Salary £26,342-£27,877 NJC SCP 26-28 pro rata (28 hours)
Contract: 1 year


Job Description

Enthusiastic, efficient and self-motivated Older People’s Outreach Worker needed to enable isolated older people to access befriending and events in Hammersmith and Fulham. The Older People’s Outreach Worker will undertake outreach work with isolated older people to enable them to access the new H&F Connect 55+ project Your focus will be on isolated older people who are living in sheltered housing or not in receipt of any other befriending services. The Outreach worker will also help the Older People’s Services team cover essential services such as telephone befriending and preparing publicity for events. Applicants should ideally have excellent office skills and a minimum of one year’s recent experience working with older people and volunteers. Experience of hosting events for older people is an asset. The post is for 28 hours a week.
Older People’s Services
Older People’s Services covers a range of projects delivering befriending, casework, events and advocacy support through trained volunteers to isolated or lonely older people in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Bishop Creighton House

Older People’s Services is part of Bishop Creighton House. BCH is a multi-purpose charity which was founded in 1908. We run a community resource centre and a number of social support and welfare services mostly for people living in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. We specialise in meeting the needs of people who are older, disabled, vulnerable or socially excluded, and aim to support their independence, health and well being, and to help them maximise their potential.
Apply via website : www.creightonhouse.org
Keep Active Westminster Coordinator
Salary £27,877 – £29,698 NJC SCP 28-30
Contract : Permanent

Job Description
We are looking for an experienced coordinator to oversee and deliver a new exciting expansion of our Keep Active volunteer programme into the City of Westminster. The Keep Active Co-ordinator will recruit, train and support volunteers to enable older people referred from Community Rehabilitation Services to regain mobility and independence through indoor and outdoor exercise support. Applicants should ideally have a minimum of one year’s recent experience of managing volunteers and working with older people. Knowledge of Westminster is desirable. The job will be based at Bishop Creighton House in Fulham but will involve extensive working in Westminster.
The Keep Active project
Keep Active Westminster is a pilot partnership project with Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust and is being funded for 3 years by Public Health. Keep Active will provide volunteers for 9 weekly sessions to older people who have lost some function due to illness, stroke or fall. Volunteers help older people to stay mobile and engage with their local community. All referrals will come from the Westminster Community Rehabilitation Service (CRS) for clients being discharged who could benefit further from volunteers giving them motivational companionship and support. This project is an expansion from our Keep Active Hammersmith & Fulham Service which was shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Awards 2014.
Bishop Creighton House
Keep Active is part of Bishop Creighton House. BCH is a multi-purpose charity which was founded in 1908. We run a community resource centre and a number of social support and welfare services mostly for people living in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. We specialise in meeting the needs of people who are older, disabled, vulnerable or socially excluded, and aim to support their independence, health and well being, and to help them maximise their potential.
Apply via website : www.creightonhouse.org

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An introduction to social investment for
the CYP voluntary sector in London


Work in the children, young people and families voluntary and community sector in London? Limited knowledge or experience of
social investment?

This free half day event is an opportunity for you to find out more about social investment, what the risks and opportunities are, whether it might work for your organisation, and the different models of social investment and support that could help your organisation to access investment.

Hear from our great speakers, join in the discussions, and ask questions to social investment experts and practioners:
• Geetha Rabindrakumar, Big Society Capital: An overview of social investment
• Dan Gregory, Common Capital and SEUK: Balancing rhetoric and reality, risk and opportunity
• Joanne Hay, Teens and Toddlers: Social Impact Bonds
• Tim Wilson, City Bridge Fund: The Stepping Stones Fund
• John Clingan, Fit 2 Learn CIC: Crowdfunding loans from your community
• Azlina Bulmer, Charity Bank: Big Potential



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The Heart and Lung Convenience Store – Kings Mall

Hammersmith, 19 October to 1 November
Find out what the future has in store for heart and lung healthcare at this pop-up science shop! The Heart and Lung Convenience Store will be a one-off collection of interactive exhibits and installations exploring how medicine is becoming more available, more personalized and more convenient. It is a unique opportunity for you to get closer to the medical research that goes on in your community, as well as what goes on within your own body. Visitors of all ages can discover all about the extraordinary experiments, marvellous medicine and sensational science happening at the National Heart & Lung Institute.
Website: http://imperial.ac.uk/convenience-store
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCuriousAct
Twitter: @TheCuriousAct

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White City Enterprise are hosting an Information & Activity day on 1 st October from 2pm – 5pm with our AGM following at 6pm, for which all will be welcome to attend.
Organisations who want to have a stall to show case their activities on the day should contact Mary Hennessy on 020 8743 4545 or via email: mary@whitecityenterprise.com

  AGM Leaflet

“The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and care services in England. They register, monitor and inspect services to make sure they provide safe, effective, compassionate, high quality care, and they encourage them to improve. They want to hear about your experiences of health and social care. Your experiences will help them to understand what is working well and which social and health care services in your area might need to be improved.

You can contact CQC with your views on:
03000 616161 or tellus@cqc.org.uk

For more information, please visit: www.cqc.org.uk/share-your-experience



How effective is your
Business Plan?

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Centre for Armenian Information & Advice
105a Mill Hill Road
Acton, London W3 8JF

This practical workshop will focus on helping you to develop your Business Plan, to include the role of the management team, and financial analysis. More Trusts and Local Authorities now want a full Business Plan as part of the required documents with your funding applications.

Planning helps an organisation chart a course for the achievement of its goals. The process begins with reviewing the current operations of the organisation and identifying what needs to be improved operationally in the upcoming year. From there, planning involves envisioning the results the organization wants to achieve, and determining the steps necessary to arrive at the intended destination—success.


Speaker: Kathleen Egan, Programme Manager, Age UK London

Please book your free place early

Email Zara: zghods@ageuklondon.org.uk
or call on 0207 820 6781

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H&F Connect 55 + is a new service commissioned by Hammersmith & Fulham Council for local residents who are in need of befriending. The service is provided by Bishop Creighton House through volunteers and is available for anyone aged 55 years or older who lives in the borough and is feeling lonely or isolated. The befriending will be short term (3-6 months) with the aim to help residents become more connected with their local community, get involved with activities they are interested in, meet new people to form lasting connections and to beat isolation in the longer term.

The project urgently needs volunteers and it will be a great chance to make a real difference to someone who may not see many people socially during the week, learn more about the community and make new friends. In addition, it will be an opportunity to create new community links for both volunteers and older people. To volunteer please call Marianne on 020 7385 9689, email mmandjano@creightonhouse.org or visit www.creightonhouse.org.