Beckenham Business Day will Boost Your Business

Beckenham Business Day 2017A day of business workshops, networking and talks to boost your business will be held in Beckenham on Wednesday 6 September 2017.

The second Beckenham Business Day, organised by Beckenham Business Association and supported by the London Borough of Bromley, will be held at Time Night Club on Southend Road, Beckenham from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

As well as the networking and advice sessions, there will be one-to-one PR, social media and SEO clinics, speed networking and practical talks on hot business topics such as ‘Turning Your Prospects into Leads’, ‘Online Marketing’ and ‘Sources of Alternative Funding’.

Jane Beedle

Jane Beedle

Beckenham’s very own “2016 Great British Bake Off” star Jane Beedle will talk about ‘Following Your Dream’ and how a chat over a cup of tea turned into a successful garden design business that led to a place on TV.

All monies raised from the Beckenham Business Day raffle will go to MindCare Dementia Support, part of Bromley & Lewisham Mind. The charity helps provides dementia support across Beckenham, Bromley and Lewisham to help adults with dementia stay in their homes and local communities.

Kat Webb

Kat Webb

The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kathy Bance MBE, will officially open the event, and Kat Webb, who runs the weekly guided tour In Ziggy’s FootstepsThe Walking Tour of David Bowie’s Beckenham, will MC and present the prize for the best dressed stand.

Beckenham Business Day is FREE for Beckenham Business Association Members and just £25 if not, and that includes one year’s membership of BBA. You don’t have to be a Beckenham business to attend – visitors are welcome at a cost of £10, which doesn’t include BBA membership.

For further details and booking visit the Beckenham Business Day page.

Start your Christmas shopping at Beckenham’s Markets and Fairs

If you want to make an early start on your Christmas shopping, there’s plenty of opportunity to browse and buy from local traders at fairs and markets in Beckenham over the coming weeks. Here’s a selection of what’s on.

Saturday 19 November – SoLo Craft Fair at the Chancery

12-5pm, The Chancery, 90 Bromley Road BR3 5NP

Join SoLo Craft Fair for their Christmas Market at The Chancery in Beckenham for some of the best local makers and creators to help you start off your Christmas shopping. Event includes free popcorn on arrival and a free Christmas wrapping station, along with workshops and a kids’ craft corner. See their Facebook page for more information.

Sunday 20 November – So Last Century Vintage and Retro Fair

11am-4pm, Venue 28, 28 Beckenham Road BR3 4LS

So Last Century vintage and retro fair

Over 40 vintage traders and local designer-makers on two floors, selling homeware, furniture, clothes, accessories & jewellery, mid-century decor and design, records and prints, upcycled goods and much more. A great day out for all the family, including vintage tearoom.  Visit their Twitter and Facebook pages for more information.

Sunday 27 November – Beckenham Market launches with The Christmas Event

10am-6pm, Venue 28, 28 Beckenham Road BR3 4LS

Beckenham Market flyer

The Christmas Event launches with Great British Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle and Bromley Mayor, Cllr. Ian F Payne. The first Beckenham Market presents The Christmas Event with 40+ hand-picked stalls, workshops, a graffiti wall, DJ Bob Bird and live acts. Whippersnappers.org will be offering a Santa’s Grotto, including photographs by a magical interactive mirror, gifts, face painting, reindeer food and fairy dust filled with Christmas spirit. See their website for more information.

Saturday 3 December – Christmas on the Green

12-5pm, Beckenham Green, High Street Beckenham

Christmas on the Green

Market on the Green returns with its annual Christmas local produce and craft market, fun fair, live entertainment and much more. Organised by Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association, the event includes over 30 stalls, including hot food, mulled wine and beer. The entertainment includes an Olaf look-a-like, a carrot treasure hunt, a host of live singers on stage and the Christmas lights switch-on and community sing-a-long at 4.30pm. For more information, see their website.

Saturday 12 December – Beckenham Christmas Market, Azelia Hall

12-5pm, Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham

Azelia Hall Christmas Market

There will be plenty of stalls providing beautiful presents and food to buy, including a Christmas kitchen serving hot drinks and home made goodies throughout the day. There will also be a visit from Santa who will be handing out presents to the children. See their Facebook page for more information.