Flagging up Nineteen Fourteas vintage tea room

The Purple Flag for Beckenham Town Centre.was top of the agenda at last night’s evening meeting hosted by Nineteen Fourteas on Beckenham High Street. The meeting was presented by Beckenham Business Association (BBA) and Cheryl Curr, Beckenham Town Centre Manager.

BBA and the Beckenham Town Centre Team are working towards achieving the Purple Flag Award for Beckenham Town Centre. This is an accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night showing that the night-time economy offers clean and safe environments, great bars and clubs, a variety of arts and cultural attractions and excellent transport links.

“There was great discussion following Cheryl’s talk about Beckenham’s application for the Purple Flag Award,” said Jackie Groundsell, BBA Chair, “and the buffet from Nineteen Fourteas was delicious,”

If you have any questions or if you would like to get involved with Purple Flag please email Cheryl.curr@bromley.gov.uk or for more information visit the Association of Town and City Management.

The next BBA event will be a breakfast meeting on Tuesday 14 July at Kelsey House, Beckenham.

Events are free for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

Nineteen Fourteas to host next BBA evening meeting

Join us on Tuesday 23 June, 6.15-8.30pm at Nineteen Fourteas, 183 High Street, Beckenham and find out more about Beckenham’s ambition to attain The Purple Flag.

We’ll be joined by Beckenham Town Centre Manager Cheryl Curr who will talk to us about the Purple Flag accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night.

It’s a great opportunity to find out more about your town.

PLUS networking + refreshments.

The event is FREE for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door (though do please book in advance so we know how many to cater for).

For further details and to book, visit the EVENT BOOKING page.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

Handshakes and elevator pitches

Networking was top of the agenda last night at our evening meeting with Outsourced ACC for those in the financial sector at Burnhill Business Centre on Burnhill Road, Beckenham.

From better business ‘handshakes’ to 60-second ‘elevator pitches’, guest speaker Jackie Barrie covered it all.

Jackie said: “People often ask me to help with their one-minute speeches. There are endless permutations for things to say, but the objective is always to trigger more referrals.”

Read Jackie’s article for 11 ideas to inspire you, or scroll down to the end and discover the sad truth.

The next BBA event will be an evening event on Tuesday 23 June.

Events are free for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

BBA Evening meeting for those in the Financial Sector + Speaker

Hosted by Beckenham Business Association and Quraish Adamally of Outsourced ACC, this event on Thursday 28 May, 6.15-8.30pm at Burnhill House is specifically for professionals in the financial sector.

It’s a great opportunity for those operating in the same field to meet and build lasting business relationships to grow business.

We’re delighted to welcome local businesswoman and renowned speaker Jackie Barrie as our Guest Speaker. Jackie will show us how to harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing (aka networking). According to Jackie, networking is not selling. It’s just a way of meeting new people and making connections. Through these new working relationships, referrals and recommendations start to flow.

In this fun and interactive session, you will discover the inside secrets of why networking works, and how to get the best from it.

Not to be missed!

The event is FREE for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door (though do please book in advance so we know how many to cater for).

For further details and to book, visit the EVENT BOOKING page.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Tuesday 23 June – evening
  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

Thank you to our sponsors, The Big Breakfast and Sapore Vero

How to write well and Beckenham town centre improvements were top of the agenda last night at our first evening networking meeting of 2015 at The Big Breakfast and Sapore Vero on High Street, Beckenham.

Guest speakers Sue Feehan, talked to us about how to improve our writing skills, and Mark Teasdale from the London Borough of Bromley, gave us an overview of the improvement plans for Beckenham town centre. It was a great opportunity for discussion and questions on our Town and there were plenty of visuals available on display.

Sue said: YOU ARE WHAT YOU WRITE – SO WHO ARE YOU? and shared some top tips – How to write well — time and time again.

The next BBA event will be an evening event on Thursday 28 May.

Events are free for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

Tuesday 23 June – evening

Tuesday 14 July – breakfast

Wednesday 23 September – evening

Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

Saturday 16 May

Saturday 18 July

Saturday 19 September

Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

Business networking – 25 March

Our first evening networking meeting of 2015 is on Wednesday 25 March, 6.15-8.30pm, at The Big Breakfast and Sapore Vero, 73 High Street, Beckenham.

The speakers for the evening are Sue Feehan, who will talk to us about how to improve our writing skills, and Mark Teasdale from the London Borough of Bromley, who will give us an overview of the improvement plans for Beckenham town centre.

The event is free for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door (though do please book in advance so we know how many to cater for).

For further details and to book, visit the EVENT BOOKING page.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Thursday 28 May – evening
  • Tuesday 23 June – evening
  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 16 May
  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

Bromley Corporate Social Responsibility Expo

The 2nd annual Bromley Corporate Social Responsibility Expo will be held on Wednesday 18 March at the Great Hall, Civic Centre, Bromley from 5.30pm.

The drop-in event aims to help build relationships between local businesses and charitable organisations in the London Borough of Bromley. Instead of financial support, businesses are encouraged to help in other ways such as volunteering and offering specialist advice.

This year’s event follows a successful inaugural event last March, which saw over 25 voluntary organisations and over 40 business representatives get together to explore ways of working together. Business participants were surprised to learn that it that it is not ‘all about the money’ and that the benefits are two-way, with lots of different ways that voluntary organisations and businesses can work together for mutual benefit.

To find out more or for tickets please contact Mathew Shaw on 020 8315 1900.

Be part of Beckenham history with a personalised Bandstand Brick

Beckenham Business Association is delighted to be supporting the restoration of the town’s much loved bandstand with the purchase of a personalised Bandstand Brick.

Beckenham Bandstand

Beckenham Bandstand

The BBA brick will be one of hundreds that will form a circular path around the late Victorian bandstand in Croydon Recreation Ground when it is restored later this year.

The Friends of Croydon Road Recreation Ground are working hard, in partnership with Bromley Council, to make the restoration of the bandstand a reality and they’re asking people to support their appeal by buying personalised Bandstand Bricks.

Individuals, families, groups, organisations and businesses can buy the high quality bricks at a cost of £100 each, which includes a short bespoke inscription.

The much loved bandstand has links to one of Beckenham’s most famous residents, David Bowie, and the Beckenham Arts Laboratory, who together organised the Beckenham Free Festival in 1969. It is a key local heritage feature and an important asset to the park and the wider community.

Bandstand Brick

Example of a Bandstand Brick

The Bandstand Bricks are a great way to promote and raise the profile of your business. They can also be used as a give-away to business partners or clients.

The bricks will be installed at the same time as the restoration of the bandstand and brick purchasers will be invited to a celebration launch event once the restoration works and pathway are complete.

Please support this wonderful heritage appeal and be part of your local history. To buy a Bandstand Brick or be part of the launch party, please visit www.bromley.gov.uk/beckenhambandstand.

Networking success

Our events calendar for 2015 kicked off yesterday with a breakfast meeting at The White Horse on Beckenham High Street with guest speakers John Sayer from Kent Invicta Chamber and Janina Miketta from the London Borough of Bromley.

The all new BBA member pack includes a credit card style plastic membership card and some handy tips to get your membership started

The all new BBA member pack includes a credit card style plastic membership card and some handy tips to get your membership started

John talked to us about the benefits of being part of a business association and Janina revealed some exciting news about the Bandstand on Croydon Road Recreation Ground.

Other event highlights included informal networking, a delicious buffet breakfast and the presentation of the ‘new’ Beckenham Business Association member pack – all this for a very reasonable £25 a year for a minimum four events!

The next BBA event will be an evening event on Wednesday 25 March.

For further details and to book, visit the EVENTS page.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Wednesday 25 March – evening
  • Thursday 28 May – evening
  • Tuesday 23 June – evening
  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 16 May
  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

BBA Member Pack presentation

A few of the BBA members with the new member packs. Get yours today!

 

Breakfast networking – Tuesday 24 February

Our events calendar for 2015 kicks off with a breakfast meeting on Tuesday 24 February, 7.30-9.00am, at The White Horse, 205-213 Beckenham High Street.

We’re delighted to welcome John Sayer and Janina Miketta as our guest speakers. John will talk to us about the advantages of being part of a business association and Janina has some exciting news about the Bandstand on Croydon Road Recreation Ground.

The event is free for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 in the door, but please book via the web site.

All bookings in advance, please, so that we ensure there’s enough food for you! For further details and to book, visit the EVENT BOOKING page.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Wednesday 25 March – evening
  • Thursday 28 May – evening
  • Tuesday 23 June – evening
  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 16 May
  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.