Give your business a boost at Beckenham Business Day

Join us for the third Beckenham Business Day on Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Odeon Cinema on Beckenham High Street.

If you’re a local business based in our around Beckenham, this one-day event is not to be missed! Come along to hear inspirational and expert speakers, visit stands and take part in workshops and networking, all aimed at helping your business to develop and grow.

Speaker topics include: Sources of Alternative Funding; The Beginners’ Guide to Local SEO; BE Irresistible: The Three Keys to achieving success in today’s competitive marketplace; Your Digital World and Sales for Millenials and Beyond. There will also be an update on the Beckenham Together Business Improvement District (BID) and speed networking sessions. This year, lifestyle motivator, speaker and author Mathy Lisika-Misende will MC.

The BBA-organised event, which is supported by the Beckenham Together BID and the London Borough of Bromley, will be opened by the Mayor of Bromley Cllr Kim Botting and her consort Cllr Mike Botting, at 9.30am.

BBA Chair, Jackie Groundsell, said: “Beckenham Business Association is delighted to provide this action-packed day for Beckenham businesses. With so much happening in the town currently, Beckenham Business Day is the icing on the cake for businesses based or trading here.”

Get your Beckenham Business Day ticket now!

Beckenham Business Day is FREE for Beckenham Business Association Members and just £25 to non-members, which includes one year’s membership of BBA. Visitors are also welcome at a cost of £10, which doesn’t include BBA membership.

On-the-door tickets will be available on the day at a cost of £35.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, NewsShopperOdeon Cinema, AAA Minicabs, and Tangent Office Resources, we are able to make the day incredible value for you.

Eventbrite - BBA Evening meeting for those in the Financial Sector + SpeakerRaffle in aid of MindCare

There will be a raffle in support of MindCare Dementia Support, part of Bromley & Lewisham Mind, a charity which helps provides dementia support to help adults with dementia stay in their homes and local communities.

The raffle prizes include: City Cruise Showboat tickets, a year’s membership to 1230 TWC, travel vouchers from ATO Tours, a month’s hotdesking at Desk Team, an hour’s mentoring session from CNT Associates and an hour’s PR session with Two Heads PR.

If you would like to donate a prize to the raffle, contact us on info@beckenhambusinessassociation.co.uk.

A limited number of stands are also available. Please see our Beckenham Business Day page for more information and to book your tickets or reserve your stand.

 

Learn about optimum business health at our breakfast event

Join us for breakfast on Thursday 22 February at Burger & Bubbles for our first networking event of 2018. We’re delighted to welcome Dr Jason Gould of Chislehurst Chiropractic as our guest speaker.

Jason will be speaking about how to gain optimum business health – how to have more energy, be less stressed and stay focused, so you can lead your business to success.

The meeting will also include an update on Beckenham Business Improvement District (BID), the Purple Flag, High Street improvement works and other plans for 2018 in Beckenham.

The meeting takes place from 7.00-9.00am at Burger & Bubbles, 1-4 Southend Road, Beckenham, very near Beckenham Junction station.

Light refreshments will be provided but please let us know you are coming for catering purposes. The meeting is free for BBA members and first time visitors, or £11 for visitors who have been before and not yet joined BBA.

For more information and to book tickets, view the event booking page.

Upcoming BBA events

These are our forthcoming BBA events for 2018 – be sure to pop them in your diary! View our events page for specific information and to book nearer each event.

  • Thursday 12 April – evening event
  • Saturday 26 May – Market on The Green + Dog Show
  • Wednesday 23 May – breakfast event at Burger & Bubbles
  • Thursday 28 June – evening event
  • Thursday 19 July – evening event
  • Wednesday 5 September – breakfast event
  • Thursday 27 September – Beckenham Business Day at Bridge Bar
  • Thursday 6 December Christmas Party – evening event

 

Purple Flag Update

Purple Flag is spreading the Beckenham Love throughout February. Banners are flying high, and beer mats and window stickers have been distributed.

Monthly Purple Flag meetings draw together ideas and concerns from evening and night-time traders with the aim of maintaining the town’s safe, vibrant variety of evening and night-time entertainment.

We’ve been taking action on controlling taxi queues, checking on door marshals, street-cleaning litter from clubs and takeaways, and liaising between local residents and club and pub operators.

The focus for Spring will be on increasing the 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm early evening economy. Anyone who trades after 5.00 pm – no matter how occasionally – is welcome to come to the Purple Flag meetings. The next one is set for 5.45 pm Monday 26 February.

Drop us an email, CLICK HERE, and we’ll send you an invitation. 

Beckenham businesses celebrate launch of BID Campaign

Beckenham businesses have welcomed the launch of a campaign to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) in the town.

The ‘Beckenham – Together’ BID would pool together money from a levy on local businesses to provide services designed to bring more customers and spending into the area.

Businesses with a rateable value of £5,000 will be receiving a copy of the business plan and a voting slip, and can vote up until 1 March 2018.

Beckenham is looking to join Bromley and Orpington, who both have successful BIDs in their town centre, while neighbouring Penge is also looking to launch their own campaign for a BID.

The Steering Group behind the campaign for the ‘Beckenham – Together’ BID include representatives from a range of local independent businesses, including The Beckenham Bookshop, Burger and Bubbles, AAA-MiniCabs, Creases and Gallery 17, and large businesses such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, The Spa, and Link Asset Services.

‘Beckenham – Together’ are looking to deliver services such as a local loyalty scheme, a comprehensive place marketing offer for Beckenham, an expanded programme of events and assistance with a parking review in the town centre.

Jackie Groundsell, Chair of Beckenham Business Association and interim chair of the BID Steering Group, said, “Our town centre has faced its fair share of challenges in recent years and it’s time for local businesses to take control of its future.

“We have spent over a year speaking to local companies and traders to come up with a business plan to provide services that are designed to ensure our town centre remains the thriving social and economic heart of our community.

“It’s important that as many businesses as possible get out and vote in support of the BID and we don’t lose this opportunity.”

Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation said, “This proposal will bring additional investment into Beckenham and will empower businesses to help bring about improvements with benefits to the wider local economy and residents as well as businesses themselves.

“We will keep working to improve Beckenham in partnership with businesses to help Beckenham reach its potential.”

Learn about Beckenham Business Association at the Start-Up 2018 Business Expo in Beckenham

We are exhibiting at the Start-Up 2018 Business Expo at the new Desk Team business centre facility near Elmers End, Beckenham, on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 9am – 4pm.

Start-Up 2018 is a one-day business expo aimed at start-ups and those wanting to grow or start over their existing businesses in 2018.

Organised by business workspace Desk Team and held in the grand 2,500 sq ft hall of the new Desk Team business facility at 38 Croydon Road in Beckenham, Start-Up 2018 is THE business event for anyone in Beckenham, Bromley and South-East London who is considering starting or growing a business.

The Start-Up Expo event will feature 20 handpicked exhibitors, all running successful professional services businesses, plus speakers and workshops aimed at helping businesses get off to a flying start.

Entry to Start-Up 2018 costs £10 (+ booking fee) in advance or £15 on the door.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.startup2018.eventbrite.co.uk 

Beckenham Business Association Christmas Party!

Join Beckenham Business Association for the Beckenham business Christmas event of the year at Burger & Bubbles, the latest modern eatery on Beckenham’s High Street, on Tuesday 5 December, from 6.30pm.

Join us for some festive fayre, first drink compliments of Beckenham Business Association - no speakers, just great chat opportunities – lots of contacts and festive fun!

Please book in advance to secure your place.

Looking for a new workspace in Beckenham?

The new Desk Team business facility on Croydon Road, Beckenham, provides a wide range of high quality workspaces to let, including serviced and managed offices, events and networking opportunities, on flexible monthly memberships which include business support, a hot desk or lockable office space. Additional benefits include a range of in-house businesses, such as a Print & Merchandise shop, a stationery ‘tuck shop’ and a café/Juice Bar.

Desk Team is holding an Open Day on Thursday 30 November, as an opportunity to come and see the building, meet the team and try out the space.

A Start-Up Business Expo is being planning for early 2018. Details to be announced soon!

For more information on Desk Team and the facilities available, visit the Desk Team website or call 020 3773 3223.

Small Business Saturday

This year Beckenham's Christmas Market On The Green and Candlelit Parade coincides with Small Business Saturday on 2nd December. Small Business Saturday is a national event to encourage people to shop local and support their small businesses.

We want all kinds of small businesses to get involved, so whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or small manufacturer, Beckenham Business Association and Small Business Saturday is supporting you!


For all the ways you can get involved visit the Small Business Saturday website.