Best Dressed Window Competition

BestWindow13_ThackrayWBeckenham’s Best Dressed Window Display Competition this year was in celebration of its Parks and Open Spaces. The voting public decided between windows adorned with bunting, picnics, summer pursuits, and all the paraphernalia of summer-time leisure in the parks.

There is no judging – it is all decided by votes on the organiser’s (Copers Cope Area Residents’ Assoc) website and at the participating premises by cards dropped into the beautiful Voting Pouches created at Crafts Bee…

And the great Beckenham public has decided this year that the winner of the trophy is Thackray Williams solicitors, with Raggios (restaurant) second, and Jumping Bean (gifts) third.



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Businesswoman Star Award winner 2013

What a fantastic turn-out at last night’s Beckenham Business evening – a huge “thank you” to everyone who attended, for making it that success.

JGAwardCSPoised with finger on camera button last night waiting for the announcement of the winner of the inaugural Beckenham Businesswoman Star Award of the year, I was bowled over when my name was announced! Impossible to take a photograph of myself, so Clive Seymour kindly did the honours later.  Huge thanks Clive.

With a head banging with cold I don’t think I said anything coherent, but I’m extremely honoured to have even been nominated and to have won in such a very strong list of well-deserving nominations is an awesome privilege!

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated me – the Award has pride of place in the office as a constant reminder of how lucky I am to have so much support – again, thank you so much.

Our grateful thanks to the Judging Panel – Nosheen Khan of NatWest Bank, Maxine Dacres of Thackray Williams and Mike Ellis of South London Business.

Congratulations to the other nominees – Sevil Pretara of Beckenham Flower Studio, Julie Jacobs-French of Ice-Clinic, Janet White of Allure, Lynda Wright of Baccarat, Georgette Hewitt of The Present Club and Jane Dixon of GradFinale

Huge thanks to Lakis of The Big Breakfast for sponsoring and hosting the event, to our speakers Jackie Barrie and Saj Maharaj and to the Beckenham Business Community for your continuing support – BBA is yours!

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Thousands attend Beckenham Christmas Spectacular

Over 2,000 people attended the Beckenham Christmas Spectacular on Saturday.

Saturday afternoon saw Beckenham buzz with activity with a variety of stalls, and entertainment on Beckenham Green. A fabulous Candlelit procession (organised by Copers Cope Area Resident’s Association Chair Chloe–Jane Ross and Marsha Berg) of approximately 250 people lead by The Jazz Trio, which wove its way along Beckenham High Street from Beckenham’s oldest pub The George, to the oldest church – St George’s.

The Christmas tree and lights, donated by Copers Cope Area Resident’s Association, was turned on by Deputy Mayor Cllr Ian Payne, with Col Bob Stewart DSO Beckenham MP and Patron of Beckenham Business Association, Churchill Theatre Peter Pan Panto Stars – Andrew Agnew (playing Smee ) and Gemma Hunt (playing Tinker Bell).

The fabulous line-up included – The Spanish Choir from Harris Academy, the Dance Company Studios, Kent Academy of Performing Arts whose event “A Night Before Christmas” with proceeds to The Breast of Bromley (in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign) takes place on 16 December at Beckenham Public Halls, the fabulous singer Fil Straughton, Pearly King of Bow Bells, Cheapside and Blackfriars and Pearly Queen Mum of Hackney, Father Christmas and Nanny Christmas, Gems Cheerleaders, St George’s Choir and TS Hood Sea Cadets.

A great community event organised by Beckenham Town Centre Manager Tina Slater, Candlelit Procession organised by Copers Cope Area Resident’s Association, supported by the Beckenham Business Association.

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Tuesday 4 September 6.00 pm

Tuesday 4 September 2012
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Kent County Cricket Club, Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham,  BR3 1RL

This event is  generously hosted by Kent County Cricket Club with complimentary buffet

We’re delighted and honoured to confirm the following speakers:-

John Woods, Manager Sainsbury’s, BeckenhamMaking a positive difference to our community
“For us, retailing is about more than quality products and great service. It’s also about supporting and helping the communities where we work, and being a good neighbour. We aim for our stores to be at the heart of the communities they serve.”

–  Janet Bradford, Executive Director, BMI The Sloane Hospital
The Sloane Hospital – offering services to the local community and Businesses

Janet Bradford started working at the Sloane Hospital in 1983 as a Registered Nurse and ITU Sister. In the 1990’s she retrained and was appointed Training and Quality Manager. Janet subsequently transferred to BMI Healthcare Head Office in 1997 and worked in Human Resources. She returned to the Sloane in 2007 as an Operations Manager during which time she project managed the new Outpatient development circa £1M.  Janet was appointed Executive Director in August 2008.  Her long-standing relationship with the Sloane has inspired her to be passionate about the culture and profile of the hospital which aims to be part of and to serve the local community

Tina Slater, Beckenham Town Centre Manager
A great opportunity to meet the new TCM and find out her remit to help your business

Plus lots of networking!

Booking is essential please to

Should you find you are unable to attend, please let us know as we always have a waiting list for such meetings and we may need to charge.

We look forward to meeting you there!  

Our generous sponsors for the evening are – Kent County Cricket Club and BMI Sloane Hospital