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WeAreWaterloo BID expands to include LSBU campus and IWM

WeAreWaterloo BID expands to include LSBU campus and IWM

Businesses in Waterloo have backed the local business improvement district (BID) to continue for another five years. WeAreWaterloo now covers an extended area stretching almost as far as the Elephant & Castle.

SE1 businesses mark Shrove Tuesday with three pancake races

Staff at the new Hilton London Bankside hotel held their own pancake race on Shrove Tuesday in addition to the established events organised by Better Bankside and the London Bubble theatre company.

SE1 businesses mark Shrove Tuesday with three pancake races
Southwark Safe: new business crime reduction partnership

Southwark Safe: new business crime reduction partnership

London's deputy mayor for policing and crime visited Elephant & Castle last month to launch a new business partnership.

Team London Bridge BID wins backing for third five-year term

The business improvement district (BID) for the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge will continue for a third term of five years from April 2016 after a ballot of local firms.

Team London Bridge BID wins backing for third five-year term
Team London Bridge: businesses vote on future of BID

Team London Bridge: businesses vote on future of BID

Firms in the London Bridge area are this month voting on the future of their business improvement district (BID).

Val Shawcross at official opening of Blackfriars Station shops

All three shops in the new southern entrance to Blackfriars Station have now been let to tenants, says train operator Thameslink.

Val Shawcross at official opening of Blackfriars Station shops
DFS staff in Old Kent Road get CPR training

DFS staff in Old Kent Road get CPR training

DFS Old Kent Road located at Southernwood Retail Park is joining the British Heart Foundation's Nation of Lifesavers campaign by committing to train staff in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during 2015.

Duke of York opens Traveltech Lab at More London

The Duke of York visited More London on Tuesday evening to open a new workspace for start-up businesses in the travel technology sector.

Duke of York opens Traveltech Lab at More London
Local firms compete in pancake races at Borough Market and More London

Local firms compete in pancake races at Borough Market and More London

Teams from Eight Associates and The Futures Company were the winners of the two Shrove Tuesday pancake races held in SE1 this week.

TfL: 'zero tolerance' on pavement clutter on key SE1 streets

Transport for London has declared 'zero tolerance' on 'A' boards and pavement clutter in Borough High Street and Tooley Street.

TfL: 'zero tolerance' on pavement clutter on key SE1 streets
Riverside Bookshop relocates to Tooley Street

Riverside Bookshop relocates to Tooley Street

SE1's longest established independent bookshop has moved a few yards further inland to the Tooley Street side of Hay's Galleria.

SE1-based chocolate company is Social Enterprise of the Year

Last month Divine Chocolate - the fairtrade confectionary company based in Gainsford Street - was named as Social Enterprise of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014.

SE1-based chocolate company is Social Enterprise of the Year
Local businesses urged to host foodbank collection boxes

Local businesses urged to host foodbank collection boxes

Local businesses have been urged to sign up to the Waterloo Foodbank Supporters Scheme.

Travel and technology incubator to open at More London

London & Partners and The Trampery have launched a three-week application period for London's Traveltech Lab, an incubator space for innovative start-up businesses in the travel, tourism, hospitality and events sector.

Travel and technology incubator to open at More London
Better Bankside BID wins third five-year term (and expands area)

Better Bankside BID wins third five-year term (and expands area)

The Better Bankside business improvement district will continue for a third five-year term after businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour.

Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrates 90 years

The Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry has marked its 90th anniversary with a gala party at the Hop Exchange in Southwark Street.

Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrates 90 years
Tiffany moves to The Shard

Tiffany moves to The Shard

New York's Fifth Avenue jeweller Tiffany & Co is to make The Shard its new UK headquarters.

IPC rebrands as Time Inc UK

IPC Media, based in the Blue Fin Building behind Tate Modern, is to be rebranded Time Inc. UK.

IPC rebrands as Time Inc UK
Thieves on mopeds stealing Apple computers from SE1 offices

Thieves on mopeds stealing Apple computers from SE1 offices

Police have warned local businesses to be vigilant after a spate of thefts of Apple Mac computers from local ground-floor offices and creative studios.

MP welcomes News UK's commitment to training young journalists

Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes last month addressed a conference of young journalists from more than two dozen London schools.

MP welcomes News UK's commitment to training young journalists
M&S shuts Simply Food store at Waterloo Station

M&S shuts Simply Food store at Waterloo Station

Marks & Spencer has closed its main Simply Food store on the concourse of Waterloo Station.

South Bank Business Improvement District approved

A new business improvement district (BID) for the South Bank will launch in October after businesses between Lambeth Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge voted in favour of the proposal.

South Bank Business Improvement District approved
SE1 meat processing firm says UK must remain in the EU

SE1 meat processing firm says UK must remain in the EU

The owner of a new halal meat processing plant in South Bermondsey says that the UK's continued membership of the European Union is essential to his firm's survival.

Removal firm Rocketvan relocates from Bankside to Walworth

Removal firm Rocketvan has moved from Union Street after more than six years under the railway bridge.

Removal firm Rocketvan relocates from Bankside to Walworth
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races

Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races

Teams from RBS and estate agents Kalmars won SE1's two Shrove Tuesday pancake races.

Local estate agent sponsors Lower Marsh market stall

A flower stall in Lower Marsh is being sponsored by a Waterloo estate agent.

Local estate agent sponsors Lower Marsh market stall
Pets at Home opens Old Kent Road store

Pets at Home opens Old Kent Road store

Pet shop chain Pets at Home has opened at the Cantium Retail Park in Old Kent Road.

Southwark chooses Tower Bridge Road for High Street Challenge launch

This week Southwark's cabinet member for communities and economic wellbeing visited Tower Bridge Road to launch a new fund for improvements to local high streets.

Southwark chooses Tower Bridge Road for High Street Challenge launch
RBS downsizes its Bankside offices

RBS downsizes its Bankside offices

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to move out of one of its two Bankside office blocks.

Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge changes hands for £122m

A Bankside office block at Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge has changed hands for £122 million.

Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge changes hands for £122m
Morley's market stalls to become regular fixture in Lower Marsh

Morley's market stalls to become regular fixture in Lower Marsh

New Morley College-branded market stalls have been launched in Lower Marsh to showcase the work of art, design and enterprise students.

Woolfson & Tay bookshop to close down (again)

Less than a year after relocating from Bermondsey Square to Bankside, independent bookshop Woolfson & Tay has announced its closure.

Woolfson & Tay bookshop to close down (again)
Bankside Christmas appeal receives record number of gifts

Bankside Christmas appeal receives record number of gifts

'Together at Christmas', the annual Christmas appeal set up by Better Bankside has collected more than 1,800 gifts for over 600 people across the Bankside area.

Eden Caterers wins Waterloo Community Award

Local business Eden Caterers has been named as this year's Waterloo Community Award winner.

Eden Caterers wins Waterloo Community Award
Cooper's Natural Foods shuts after three decades in Lower Marsh

Cooper's Natural Foods shuts after three decades in Lower Marsh

Cooper's health food shop closed on Saturday after 32 years trading in Lower Marsh.

On Your Bike celebrates 30 years at London Bridge

Local bicycle shop 'On Your Bike' is celebrating its 30th anniversary this autumn.

On Your Bike celebrates 30 years at London Bridge
Simon Hughes hosts round-table discussion with local businesses

Simon Hughes hosts round-table discussion with local businesses

Representatives of local firms joined Simon Hughes MP and Liberal Democrat councillors last month for a round-table discussion about jobs and business in Southwark.

Copyprints moves to southern end of Borough High Street

Copyprints, for over fifty years on the site of the Tabard Inn near London Bridge, has moved to the southern end of historic Borough High Street.

Copyprints moves to southern end of Borough High Street
Bankside-based firm donates to Vauxhall Foodbank

Bankside-based firm donates to Vauxhall Foodbank

An electrical firm which has its London offices in Copperfield Street has donated a boiler to the Vauxhall Foodbank.

'Eco dry cleaning' shop opens in Tower Bridge Road

The Specialist Eco Cleaners has opened in Tower Bridge Road claiming to be the only 'eco dry cleaners' in the area and 'the best in the country'.

'Eco dry cleaning' shop opens in Tower Bridge Road
Historic picture show launches London Bridge arches vision

Historic picture show launches London Bridge arches vision

A consultation on a future use for London Bridge Station's arches has been launched by Team London Bridge with an on site photographic exhibition.

Local firms encouraged to recruit apprentices

Dozens of local employers this week attended a breakfast event on the South Bank to learn how they could take on apprentices in partnership with Lambeth College.

Local firms encouraged to recruit apprentices
Selco opens Old Kent Road builders' merchants

Selco opens Old Kent Road builders' merchants

Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 17th branch in London in Marlborough Grove, just off Old Kent Road.

Delfina restaurant to relaunch as Tanner & Co

The Delfina restaurant in Bermondsey Street has closed for refurbishment. It will reopen in May under the name Tanner & Co.

Delfina restaurant to relaunch as Tanner & Co
Waterloo mum named as Lambeth's top female entrepreneur

Waterloo mum named as Lambeth's top female entrepreneur

A Waterloo entrepreneur who has set up a business teaching first aid skills to parents has won £1000 and an iPad mini at the Brand Amplifier awards on the South Bank.

EmploySE1 local recruitment service expands into Lambeth

EmploySE1 has extended its catchment area from Southwark into the Borough of Lambeth to include both Waterloo and Vauxhall.

EmploySE1 local recruitment service expands into Lambeth
Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races

Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races

Better Bankside's seventh annual pancake race was held in Borough Market on Tuesday featuring 16 teams from local businesses and organisations.

Bread Angels course helps Southwark locals to earn a crust

A new training scheme sponsored by the Peabody Trust is training eight local young people to bake and sell bread.

Bread Angels course helps Southwark locals to earn a crust
Local publisher becomes liveryman of City's Stationers' Company

Local publisher becomes liveryman of City's Stationers' Company

Tej Sood, managing director of Blackfriars Road-based Anthem Press, was 'cloathed' as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers at the traditional 'cloathing' ceremony last month at Stationers' Hall in the City of London.

Death of Michael Kalmar, SE1 commercial property pioneer

Michael Kalmar, founder of Kalmars commercial estate agents, has died at the age of 84.

Death of Michael Kalmar, SE1 commercial property pioneer
Better Bankside invites local groups to apply to be community partners

Better Bankside invites local groups to apply to be community partners

Better Bankside's corporate responsibility programme is inviting local groups to apply to become 'community partners' and receive funding and in-kind support from the business sector.

Bankside gets wrapping for SE1's vulnerable and homeless

Gifts donated by Bankside businesses and residents that will clothe, feed and support more than 600 homeless people and youngsters with special needs in SE1 were gift-wrapped last week through an initiative run by Better Bankside.

Bankside gets wrapping for SE1's vulnerable and homeless
Shell Centre developers launch South London Procurement Network

Shell Centre developers launch South London Procurement Network

An initiative to help local businesses compete for contracts linked to major regeneration projects has been launched by Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar, the joint venture developers of the Shell Centre on the South Bank.

St John Ambulance launches First Aid at Work training in SE1

St John Ambulance has launched a series of First Aid at Work training courses at a new venue close to Borough Underground Station.

St John Ambulance launches First Aid at Work training in SE1
Tossed promises 'healthier eating' at Bankside Mix

Tossed promises 'healthier eating' at Bankside Mix

Lettuce-clad models visited Canvey Street on Wednesday to mark the opening of the ninth branch of salad and 'healthier eating' chain Tossed.

Bankside-based firm helps Southwark teenagers develop IT skills

Southwark Street-based IT company Aiimi has helped pupils from four local schools to develop their IT skills in a real business environment.

Bankside-based firm helps Southwark teenagers develop IT skills
Southwark teenagers organise youth employment conference

Southwark teenagers organise youth employment conference

Seven 16 and 17-year-olds who live or go to school in Southwark have organised a conference to be held at Tate Modern on the issue of youth employability.

Young entrepreneurs visit Borough Market to refine business idea

Teenagers taking part in The Challenge, a summer programme for young people, visited Borough Market this week to get expert advice from traders.

Young entrepreneurs visit Borough Market to refine business idea
Vince Cable: put start-up businesses in the Shard's empty offices

Vince Cable: put start-up businesses in the Shard's empty offices

Business secretary Vince Cable fielded questions from local employers on Monday night when he addressed a meeting of Southwark Chamber of Commerce.

Practical Law Company helps Lambeth and Southwark students onto career ladder

Last week 40 students from schools in Southwark and Lambeth visited the Practical Law Company's offices in Hatfields for two careers events.

Practical Law Company helps Lambeth and Southwark students onto career ladder
Council offers £40,000 to help revive Tower Bridge Road

Council offers £40,000 to help revive Tower Bridge Road

Southwark Council is to provide £40,000 funding to establish a new Tower Bridge Road Business Association to enhance and promote the street as a shopping destination.

Dulux dog drops in to Lower Marsh on Independents' Day

A celebrity appearance by the Dulux dog was one of the highlights of Waterloo's celebrations of the first ever 4 July Independents' Day - a national initiative to promote small local shops.

Dulux dog drops in to Lower Marsh on Independents' Day
Southwark College quiz raises £3000 for FareShare charity

Southwark College quiz raises £3000 for FareShare charity

More than 200 representatives of local business took part in a charity quiz organised by Southwark College earlier this month.

New website to promote independent shops in Great Suffolk Street

A new website has been set up to promote one of SE1's best kept secrets: the parade of independent shops in Great Suffolk Street.

New website to promote independent shops in Great Suffolk Street
Tower Bridge Road businesses pull together to seek improvements

Tower Bridge Road businesses pull together to seek improvements

Businesses in Tower Bridge Road have got together to submit an application to Southwark's £1 million community restoration fund as a growing consensus emerges that the street needs improvement.

Bankside businesses get the lowdown on Budget from local experts

Representatives of businesses based in the Bankside area gathered at the Jerwood Space on Thursday morning to hear two experts discuss George Osborne's latest Budget statement.

Bankside businesses get the lowdown on Budget from local experts
Vauxhall firms vote in favour of business improvement district

Vauxhall firms vote in favour of business improvement district

Employers in Vauxhall have voted to approve the setting up of a business improvement district stretching from Lambeth Bridge to Nine Elms and the Oval Cricket Ground. Vauxhall One's plans include a ranger service and refurbishment of railway arches.

Glaziers Hall team wins Better Bankside pancake race

The team from Glaziers Hall was victorious in Better Bankside's annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race.

Glaziers Hall team wins Better Bankside pancake race
Boris Johnson praises

Boris Johnson praises "ethical capitalism" in Tooley Street

Mayor of London Boris Johnson declared ‘ethical capitalism’ alive and well at the opening of a social enterprise business support centre in Tooley Street on Tuesday.

Asda Old Kent Road donates £500 to winter night shelter charity

A supermarket worker who took part in a sponsored sleepout in aid of a winter night shelter for homeless people in South London has received a £500 donation from her employers at Asda Old Kent Road.

Asda Old Kent Road donates £500 to winter night shelter charity
Royal Oak receives 'Greater London Pub of the Year' certificate

Royal Oak receives 'Greater London Pub of the Year' certificate

The Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood has formally presented the Royal Oak in Borough with its Greater London Pub of the Year 2012 certificate.

Interhealth and Metro Safety win Waterloo Quarter team challenge

Businesses and charities in Waterloo have teamed up to encourage locally based organisations to help each other out with practical in-kind support.

Interhealth and Metro Safety win Waterloo Quarter team challenge
Calder Bookshop's

Calder Bookshop's "anti-business approach" triumphs at shop awards

The Calder Bookshop in The Cut has been declared London's Best Bookshop in the London Magazine's Great Little Shop Awards 2011.

Kate Hoey raises plight of Lower Marsh's Solarcentury in the Commons

Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey has told the House of Commons that Lower Marsh-based solar energy firm Solarcentury will be seriously affected by the Government's decision to cut the feed-in tariff scheme.

Kate Hoey raises plight of Lower Marsh's Solarcentury in the Commons
Design work by Southwark school pupils to be published in IPC magazines

Design work by Southwark school pupils to be published in IPC magazines

Pupils from three Southwark schools were recognised for their achievement on IPC Media's Schools' Design Programme at a ceremony and exhibition that showcased their magazine designs.

Bermondsey's Woolfson & Tay bookshop celebrates first birthday

Woolfson & Tay bookshop in Bermondsey Square marked its first birthday on Saturday with music and special offers.

Bermondsey's Woolfson & Tay bookshop celebrates first birthday
Better Bankside launches secure cycle park in Hopton Street

Better Bankside launches secure cycle park in Hopton Street

Better Bankside is marking the opening of its secure cycle park with a free trial offer.

Events Academy provides training for Southwark young people

The Better Bankside Events Academy has staged a networking evening as the climax to its summer project.

Events Academy provides training for Southwark young people
Chocolate Films presented with Social Enterprise Mark by Kate Hoey MP

Chocolate Films presented with Social Enterprise Mark by Kate Hoey MP

A film company with offices at Southbank House in Black Prince Road was last week presented with the Social Enterprise Mark by Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey.

SE1 estate agents named South London Business of the Year

Young London estate agents based in Webber Street have been named South London business of the year for their unusual business model which replaces commission for sales staff with rewards for delivering good customer service.

SE1 estate agents named South London Business of the Year
Bankside Health Club lunchtime run in aid of Breast Cancer Care

Bankside Health Club lunchtime run in aid of Breast Cancer Care

More than 60 members of a health club took part in a 3.5 mile lunchtime run in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Care.

Lower Marsh's Solarcentury presented with Queen's Award

Solarcentury has been presented with its Queen's Award for Enterprise during a brief ceremony in Waterloo.

Lower Marsh's Solarcentury presented with Queen's Award
Social enterprise bistro to open at Tooley Street fire station

Social enterprise bistro to open at Tooley Street fire station

PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced a three-way partnership between the private, public and third sectors to help disadvantaged individuals develop skills and find work through a new restaurant and cookery school in Tooley Street.

South Bank and Bankside to pilot new 'Business Neighbourhood' status

The South Bank and Bankside have been named as two of the eight 'frontrunners' across the country which will test out a new approach to planning with businesses working in partnership with residents.

South Bank and Bankside to pilot new 'Business Neighbourhood' status
Four SE1 firms win Queen's Awards for Industry

Four SE1 firms win Queen's Awards for Industry

Four companies based in SE1 have been named among the recipients of the Queen's Awards for Industry 2011.

Bankside businesses learn how George Osborne's Budget will affect them

Around seventy businesses were represented at the Better Bankside budget breakfast.

Bankside businesses learn how George Osborne's Budget will affect them
Osteopaths win Better Bankside pancake race

Osteopaths win Better Bankside pancake race

A team from the British School of Osteopathy won the fifth annual Better Bankside pancake race held in Montague Close on Shrove Tuesday lunchtime.

Waterloo Quarter BID wins second term

Waterloo Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is to continue for another five years in an extended area after receiving strong support from the local business community.

Waterloo Quarter BID wins second term
Canadian Tourism Commission swaps Trafalgar Square for Bermondsey Square

Canadian Tourism Commission swaps Trafalgar Square for Bermondsey Square

The Canadian Tourism Commission is to move to Bermondsey Square from its current office in Trafalgar Square.

Bankside swaps regeneration tips with Manhattan

Southwark Council leader Peter John this week took part in a live web link-up with the Manhattan Construction Command Center in New York.

Bankside swaps regeneration tips with Manhattan
EmploySE1 helps local residents to gain jobs with local firms

EmploySE1 helps local residents to gain jobs with local firms

SE1's three business improvement districts have teamed up to launch a new service to help their member businesses recruit unemployed Southwark residents.

Team London Bridge and Better Bankside lead the winners at Mayor's awards

Team London Bridge and Better Bankside have been named as the main winners at the Mayor of London's first annual awards for business improvement districts in the capital.

Team London Bridge and Better Bankside lead the winners at Mayor's awards
Musical stars switch on Waterloo's Christmas tree lights

Musical stars switch on Waterloo's Christmas tree lights

THE cast of Pinkalicious The Musical switched on Christmas tree lights as part of an evening of festive fun in Waterloo last Thursday.

Simon Calder at Borough Market for launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'

Broadcaster and travel writer Simon Calder joined politicians and business leaders at Borough Market last week for the launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'.

Simon Calder at Borough Market for launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'
Waterloo Quarter BID asks firms to back second five year term

Waterloo Quarter BID asks firms to back second five year term

The Waterloo Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its campaign to win the backing of local businesses for a second five-year term.

Team London Bridge business improvement district wins second term

The business alliance covering the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has won a second term in a ballot of local firms.

Team London Bridge business improvement district wins second term
Can Southwark firms set up 100 apprenticeships in 100 days?

Can Southwark firms set up 100 apprenticeships in 100 days?

A campaign has been launched to place '100 apprentices in 100 days' in Southwark workplaces.

Moma: how a Waterloo East breakfast barrow conquered the world

It's more than four years since SE1 resident Tom Mercer swapped his management consultant job in the City for a new life selling healthy breakfasts to commuters at Waterloo East Station.

Moma: how a Waterloo East breakfast barrow conquered the world
Vapiano pizza and pasta chain plans Bankside Mix restaurant

Vapiano pizza and pasta chain plans Bankside Mix restaurant

German pizza and pasta chain Vapiano is looking to open its second UK restaurant at the Bankside Mix development on Southwark Street.

Hannibal House fully occupied as shopping centre's future remains in doubt

Hannibal House, the office block above the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, is now 100 per cent occupied as negotiations about the redevelopment of the site continue.

Hannibal House fully occupied as shopping centre's future remains in doubt
Team London Bridge unveils its manifesto for a second term

Team London Bridge unveils its manifesto for a second term

Team London Bridge has launched its programme for a second term with a four point plan.

Bermondsey teenagers invited to apply for summer apprenticeships at WPF Therapy

Six young people from Bermondsey and Southwark are being offered the chance to gain employment skills on 'The Apprentices Project' at WPF Therapy.

Bermondsey teenagers invited to apply for summer apprenticeships at WPF Therapy
Entrepreneurs gather on South Bank to launch businesses in 54 hours

Entrepreneurs gather on South Bank to launch businesses in 54 hours

More than 60 people worked in 11 teams for 54 hours over the weekend to create new technology-based business ideas at the London Startup Weekend held at the IBM building on the South Bank.

Peter John joins local employment summit

'Innovation, action and outcomes' is to be the theme of Labour's new Southwark administration said Cllr Peter John.

Peter John joins local employment summit
All change at Bankside Mix: Amano reopens but Viva Verdi ceases trading

All change at Bankside Mix: Amano reopens but Viva Verdi ceases trading

The Amano cafe-bar at Bankside's Blue Fin Building has reopened after a 15-month closure but the Viva Verdi prosciutto bar has shut down.

Waterloo Film Studios opens on Webber Street

An established production company has decided to make Waterloo its new London headquarters and is busy completing a new film studio complex in Webber Street.

Waterloo Film Studios opens on Webber Street
Better Bankside wins second five-year term in business ballot

Better Bankside wins second five-year term in business ballot

Better Bankside, SE1's first business improvement district (BID), has won a second five-year term in a ballot of the 460 businesses in the area.

Mayor of Southwark opens Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis

The Mayor of Southwark Cllr Jeff Hook has officially opened the new Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis.

Mayor of Southwark opens Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis
Borough High Street's Online Ticket Exchange is wound up in the High Court

Borough High Street's Online Ticket Exchange is wound up in the High Court

Two ticket tout companies run by Terry Shepherd - including The Online Ticket Exchange in Borough High Street - have been wound up in the High Court following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

Bankside's Tsuru Japanese restaurant launches local delivery service

Tsuru, a Japanese restaurant near Tate Modern, is to launch a local delivery service this month.

Bankside's Tsuru Japanese restaurant launches local delivery service
Uptown Oil and LSBU academics cook up low carbon fuel recipe

Uptown Oil and LSBU academics cook up low carbon fuel recipe

A Southwark-based company is driving forward the development of biofuel with the support of the London Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund.

Lower Marsh market traders unaware of £1,000 contest

In Lower Marsh Market last month only two stallholders had heard about the 2010 Lambeth Business Awards.

Lower Marsh market traders unaware of £1,000 contest
Nearly 500 gifts for local people donated by London Bridge businesses

Nearly 500 gifts for local people donated by London Bridge businesses

This Christmas will be more enjoyable for around 500 people thanks to the generosity of London Bridge businesses and their employees.

Simon Hughes opens new Glass & Glazing Federation HQ

Simon Hughes MP opened the new Glass and Glazing Federation offices in Ayres Street on Thursday afternoon.

Simon Hughes opens new Glass & Glazing Federation HQ
Better Bankside appeal launched at cathedral tree lighting

Better Bankside appeal launched at cathedral tree lighting

Better Bankside members were present at Southwark Cathedral for the lighting of the Christmas tree.

WHSmith comes to Bankside but NatWest axes branch plan

WHSmith this week opened a new branch at the Bankside Mix development on Southwark Street but we can reveal that NatWest has abandoned its plan to open a branch.

WHSmith comes to Bankside but NatWest axes branch plan
FT boss David Bell on

FT boss David Bell on "phenomenal" transformation of Bankside

"Bankside is now one of the most attractive parts of London," says Sir David Bell.

Wedding Wardrobe opens in Kennington Road

Cllr Diana Braithwaite cut the ribbon to open a new bridal gown shop in Bishop's ward on Thursday afternoon.

Wedding Wardrobe opens in Kennington Road
Snowsfields Wellness opens new clinic

Snowsfields Wellness opens new clinic

The new Snowsfields Wellness health food shop in Snowsfields has now opened a clinic in the same building.

London Eye boss David Sharpe to chair South Bank Employers' Group

David Sharpe of Merlin Entertainments is the new chairman of the South Bank Employers' Group, succeeding Andrew Eddy of Shell.

London Eye boss David Sharpe to chair South Bank Employers' Group
More than 100 jobs created in Southwark thanks to Earn and Learn

More than 100 jobs created in Southwark thanks to Earn and Learn

SE1 employers including Vinopolis, Better Bankside and Team London Bridge are part of a new Earn and Learn scheme which will create more than 100 jobs in Southwark.

Management changes at Borough Market

Borough Market Trustees have appointed Peter Wilkinson as board chairman with Glenis Reagon as managing director.

Management changes at Borough Market
Pink folding bicycles available to Bankside businesses

Pink folding bicycles available to Bankside businesses

London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross has presented the first of fourteen pool bikes to businesses as part of a new Better Bankside scheme.

Gold for etc.venues in Southwark environmental awards

A conference centre near Elephant & Castle has been awarded a gold medal in recognition of its efforts at putting the environment at the heart of its day-to-day operations.

Gold for etc.venues in Southwark environmental awards
London Bridge to be testing ground for new business policing tactics

London Bridge to be testing ground for new business policing tactics

A new model for policing in business areas is to be trialled in London Bridge.

Mayor of Lambeth opens new Tikka Hut counter in York Road

Lambeth Mayor Cllr Christopher Wellbelove visited Costcutter in York Road last week to open a new Tikka Hut counter and collect a cheque for his mayoral charity.

Mayor of Lambeth opens new Tikka Hut counter in York Road
Forster is Britain's top green business

Forster is Britain's top green business

Forster, the ethical communications company, is named Britain's greenest company in the 2009 Sunday Times Green List.

Paul bakery opens in Waterloo Road

French family baker and patisserie Paul opened its latest branch in Waterloo Road at lunchtime on Wednesday.

Paul bakery opens in Waterloo Road
Bankside businesses hear analysis of 'neutral' Budget from FT expert

Bankside businesses hear analysis of 'neutral' Budget from FT expert

A snap poll of Bankside businesses suggests that most think yesterday's Budget was neutral.

Chilli Chutney Express opens in York Road

The Mayor of Lambeth cut the ribbon to launch a new Lahori cafe and takeaway in Waterloo on Monday.

Chilli Chutney Express opens in York Road
Look under 25? You'll need to show ID to buy alcohol at Costcutter

Look under 25? You'll need to show ID to buy alcohol at Costcutter

Simon Hughes MP visited the Southwark Bridge Road Costcutter store for the launch of its new Challenge 25 policy on alcohol sales - and to check on progress since the Borough Post Office moved in last summer.

Tessa Jowell: London 2012 offers "unprecedented opportunity" for Southwark businesses

Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has urged local entrepreneurs "to seize the opportunities that the Olympics will create for you, for your businesses and for Southwark".

Tessa Jowell: London 2012 offers
Scoop summer theatre and mediation centre share £20,000 from London Bridge businesses

Scoop summer theatre and mediation centre share £20,000 from London Bridge businesses

Team London Bridge has announced that it will continue to fund last year's successful applicants to the Building Bridges fund.

Lower Marsh's Solarcentury is Lambeth business of the year

Waterloo-based green energy firm Solarcentury was named business of the year at the Lambeth Business Awards last week.

Lower Marsh's Solarcentury is Lambeth business of the year
Hannibal House is nearly full boasts Elephant shopping centre landlord

Hannibal House is nearly full boasts Elephant shopping centre landlord

Nearly all the office space at Hannibal House - the 80,000 sq ft office block above Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre - has been let, landlord St Modwen has announced.

New wave of grants announced as local kids show off their talents

More than 50 children took part in a concert at the Unicorn Theatre last week to showcase the work of community groups funded by Team London Bridge’s Small Grants Fund.

New wave of grants announced as local kids show off their talents
Queue at Elephant & Castle as 99p Store opens

Queue at Elephant & Castle as 99p Store opens

More than seventy people were waiting outside the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre's new 99p Store when it opened its doors on Tuesday morning.

SE1-based Latin American craft business launches new website

Chicken Bus has launched a new website featuring crafts from South America.

SE1-based Latin American craft business launches new website
Clarks makes way for 99p Store in Elephant shop changes

Clarks makes way for 99p Store in Elephant shop changes

A 99p Store is due to replace the Clarks Factory Shop in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Bath Travel buys Baxter Hoare

Baxter Hoare Travel, one of the UK's longest-established specialist corporate travel agents, has been acquired by Bath Business Travel.

Bath Travel buys Baxter Hoare
Work in London Bridge? Have your say on local policing

Work in London Bridge? Have your say on local policing

People who work, employ staff or run a business in the London Bridge area are being invited to help reshape the way the police look after the neighbourhood.

Brisket Restaurant opens again

The new Brisket Restaurant in the former Bankside Restaurant space reopens this week after a burst water main caused temporary closure just a few weeks after its launch.

Brisket Restaurant opens again
Bankside railway arches get office makeover

Bankside railway arches get office makeover

More than a dozen railway arches in the Bankside area are getting a £3.8 million makeover by Network Rail which will provide around 40,000 sq ft of new office space.

Bankside woman wins top retail 'inspiration of the year' award

Bankside resident Cathy O'Neill, human resources director of Fortnum & Mason, has been named 'inspiration of the year' at the Everywomen in Retail Awards.

Bankside woman wins top retail 'inspiration of the year' award
CP Hart brings Milanese and Bolognese bathrooms to Waterloo

CP Hart brings Milanese and Bolognese bathrooms to Waterloo

Bathroom specialist CP Hart has completed a major refurbishment of its Hercules Road showroom by adding The Hart Theatre zone to showcase new designs.

Free paper recycling for Waterloo businesses

More than 80 businesses in Waterloo have signed up for Waterloo Quarter BID's new Recycle at Work scheme which launched last week.

Free paper recycling for Waterloo businesses
Globe Business Publishing are Bankside boules champions

Globe Business Publishing are Bankside boules champions

Play ran late as Better Bankside's own team 'Better Bouleside' and Globe Business Publishing battled out a friendly Boules final watched by commuters in Borough High High Street.

Team London Bridge: new name for business improvement district

The London Bridge Business Improvement District Company (LBBC) has changed its name to Team London Bridge.

Team London Bridge: new name for business improvement district
Empire Square pavilion up for sale - if you've got a spare £1 million

Empire Square pavilion up for sale - if you've got a spare £1 million

The "sculptural pavilion" in the centre of Empire Square in the Borough has been put up for sale for just under £1 million.

Walking Tall looks to local businesses

The Walking Tall programme for young disadvantaged people is looking for business support.

Walking Tall looks to local businesses
New NHS dental clinic in the Borough

New NHS dental clinic in the Borough

A new dental clinic accepting NHS patients has opened in the Borough.

Hotel managers help South Bank foreshore clean-up

Managers from the Marriott hotel chain this week helped environmental charity Thames21 to clear litter from the Thames foreshore near County Hall.

Hotel managers help South Bank foreshore clean-up
London Bridge businesses support Scoop summer theatre

London Bridge businesses support Scoop summer theatre

This summer's open-air theatre season at The Scoop next to City Hall is to benefit from an £8,000 grant from the London Bridge BID Company

Boring Budget with risks says FT's John Willman

"A Budget with no theme and so little that is new" is the verdict of Financial Times business editor John Willman.

Boring Budget with risks says FT's John Willman
Waterloo Quarter BID expands into Southwark

Waterloo Quarter BID expands into Southwark

The Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance is to expand its operations into Southwark following a ballot of local businesses - but only 32 per cent of eligible businesses bothered to vote.

Blackfriars media firm raises £2,000 for homelessness charity

Mediaedge:cia, a media communications specialist based in Paris Garden, has raised £2,000 for London homelessness charity Thames Reach through an ingenious Christmas campaign.

Blackfriars media firm raises £2,000 for homelessness charity
Support for young Southwark entrepreneurs

Support for young Southwark entrepreneurs

Southwark residents aged 16-30 can apply for mentoring and small grants from a new project designed to support young local entrepreneurs.

Waterloo BID plans Southwark expansion

The Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance has unveiled its plan to expand the business improvement district (BID) into the borough of Southwark.

Waterloo BID plans Southwark expansion
Green accolade for Borough-based recycling firm

Green accolade for Borough-based recycling firm

Lant Street-based recycling firm Paper Round has been named Best Performing Newcomer of Year at the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code Awards.

Norton Rose in the limelight at Lord Mayor's Show

Staff from More London-based law firm Norton Rose played a key role in the Lord Mayor's Show on Saturday. The new Lord Mayor, David Lewis, was formerly senior partner of the firm.

Norton Rose in the limelight at Lord Mayor's Show
Fairtrade chocolate firm is Britain's best social enterprise

Fairtrade chocolate firm is Britain's best social enterprise

Divine Chocolate, based in SE1's Gainsford Street, has been named Best Social Enterprise at the Enterprising Solutions Awards announced last month.

London Bridge businesses make green commitment

Businesses within the London Bridge Business Improvement District have shown their commitment to becoming more environmentally friendly.

London Bridge businesses make green commitment
Environmental gold award for Bankside's Lloyds TSB staff

Environmental gold award for Bankside's Lloyds TSB staff

Staff of Lloyds TSB in Park Street have won an Environmental Business Gold Award.

New business meeting rooms near Bermondsey Street

Elan & Co, a local firm of chartered accountants, is now offering meeting rooms for hire at its premises in Royal Oak Yard just off Bermondsey Street.

New business meeting rooms near Bermondsey Street
Local jobs for local people on the South Bank

Local jobs for local people on the South Bank

An event held this week aims to ensure that people living in the South Bank area benefit from local job opportunities.

Regus opens business lounge at More London

Serviced office provider Regus has launched a new drop-in business lounge at 3 More London Riverside providing instant working space for just £15 an hour.

Regus opens business lounge at More London
Royal Bank of Scotland confirms Bankside move

Royal Bank of Scotland confirms Bankside move

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to move into Land Securities' Bankside 2 and Bankside 3 buildings on Southwark Street.

New venues on Time Out shortlist

Four new food and drink establishments in SE1 have been shortlisted for the Time Out Eating and Drinking Awards 2007.

New venues on Time Out shortlist
Bankside group scoops top award for promoting greener travel

Bankside group scoops top award for promoting greener travel

The Better Bankside Travel Planning Group won a top prize at the Transport for London Sustainable Transport Awards last week.

Local jobs created by Bermondsey Spa regeneration

More than 20 Southwark residents have taken part in construction training and eight people have gone into work through schemes set up as part of the Bermondsey Spa regeneration.

Local jobs created by Bermondsey Spa regeneration
Award for fairtrade chocolate company boss

Award for fairtrade chocolate company boss

Sophi Tranchell, MD of Gainsford Street-based fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate, has won a Real Business/CBI First Women Award for her achievements as a woman in business.

IPC completes King's Reach to Blue Fin Building relocation

Magazine publisher IPC Media has completed its move from King's Reach Tower on Stamford Street to the Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street.

IPC completes King's Reach to Blue Fin Building relocation
Better Bankside launch for TfL's Enterprise initiative

Better Bankside launch for TfL's Enterprise initiative

Transport for London chose to launch its new travel planning product for small and medium-sized enterprises at Vinopolis before an audience of Bankside businesses.

Great Suffolk Street developers double their money in a year

Proof of the strength of the commercial property market in SE1 - if any were needed - is provided by the sale of a 0.7 acre site in Great Suffolk Street.

Great Suffolk Street developers double their money in a year
PricewaterhouseCoopers to move to More London

PricewaterhouseCoopers to move to More London

Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has confirmed that it will move 6,000 staff to a new building at the More London site on Tooley Street in 2010.

Shard's Shangri-La Hotel holds glittering party

Shangri-La Hotels, who plan to open their first UK luxury hotel in the London Bridge Tower in 2011, held a star-studded party in London this week.

Shard's Shangri-La Hotel holds glittering party
Spitalfields Canteen restaurant to open at Festival Hall

Spitalfields Canteen restaurant to open at Festival Hall

Modern British restaurant Canteen, which opened in Spitalfields two years ago, is to open a branch at the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank.

Sandi Toksvig presents export award to Waterloo firm

Sports information company Opta Sportsdata, based in Waterloo Road, has won an award for its success in generating business in overseas markets.

Sandi Toksvig presents export award to Waterloo firm
Regeneration boss meets Bermondsey antiques traders

Regeneration boss meets Bermondsey antiques traders

Cllr Richard Thomas last week met traders at Bermondsey Antique Market to hear their concerns about the Bermondsey Square development.

Skylon Restaurant to open at Royal Festival Hall

The new eatery - operated by D&D London (formerly Conran Restaurants) - will open in May in the space formerly occupied by the People's Palace restaurant.

Skylon Restaurant to open at Royal Festival Hall
Drop in to the Rake for a business breakfast

Drop in to the Rake for a business breakfast

Better Bankside has launched a series of informal breakfasts at The Rake pub to enable businesses to hear about the benefits of joining its Business Club.

Rescue bid for Calder Bookshop

Actor and broadcaster Peter Marinker, creative director of The Bookshop Theatre Company, has announced that he is pursuing opportunities to save the Calder Bookshop.

Rescue bid for Calder Bookshop
Ernst & Young brings art to life at More London

Ernst & Young brings art to life at More London

Staff and passers-by at Ernst & Young’s More London offices were last week greeted by actors recreating some of Renoir's most famous works.

Calder Bookshop looks for buyer

Publisher and author John Calder is looking for someone to take over the Calder Bookshop and its publishing house.

Calder Bookshop looks for buyer
DealCard offers discounts to London Bridge workers

DealCard offers discounts to London Bridge workers

If you work in the London Bridge Business Improvement District you are now entitled to a DealCard offering discounts at local establishments.

Waterloo's Calder Bookshop to close

The announcement comes just weeks after founder John Calder's 80th birthday but closure is being forced by a sharp rent increase rather than any thought of retirement.

Waterloo's Calder Bookshop to close
Tlon Books reopens

Tlon Books reopens

Tlon Books at the Elephant & Castle has reopened after a brief closure. The owner is critical of the council for not doing more to support the "blighted" shopping centre.

Tlon Books closed; premises repossessed

The popular second-hand bookshop Tlon Books in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has closed.

Tlon Books closed; premises repossessed
Princess visits Bear Lane silversmiths

Princess visits Bear Lane silversmiths

Princess Alexandra this week visited Grant Macdonald Silversmiths in Bear Lane.

Kennington Road shops welcome free parking bays

Businesses in Kennington Road have praised a £90,000 scheme that has seen free short term parking bays for customers and deliveries introduced outside shops.

Kennington Road shops welcome free parking bays
Volunteers wrap hundreds of gifts for Bankside charities

Volunteers wrap hundreds of gifts for Bankside charities

Volunteers from local businesses spent a morning sorting and wrapping gifts to be distributed to local charities as part of Better Bankside's annual Christmas appeal.

Crockatt & Powell celebrates first year of bookselling in Lower Marsh

Crockatt & Powell bookshop has held a celebration party to mark its first year in Lower Marsh.

Crockatt & Powell celebrates first year of bookselling in Lower Marsh
SECUR1TY - the impact of crime on SE1 businesses

SECUR1TY - the impact of crime on SE1 businesses

Business organisations have teamed up with the police to launch a campaign to make local companies more aware of the losses suffered by burglary victims.

Project Elephant aims to nurture design talent

A project to develop design and entrepreneurial skills around the Elephant and Castle has been launched by the London College of Communication and international development firm PRI.

Project Elephant aims to nurture design talent
Phil Spencer backs Better Bankside Christmas appeal

Phil Spencer backs Better Bankside Christmas appeal

Location Location Location's Phil Spencer has helped Better Bankside launch its Christmas appeal to raise money and collect presents for local charities.

Gordon Brown speednetworks in The Cut

The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Sir Alan Sugar came to the Young Vic last week to join a speednetworking event for young entrepreneurs.

Gordon Brown speednetworks in The Cut
Challenges for London Bridge businesses 2012 and beyond

Challenges for London Bridge businesses 2012 and beyond

Businesses in the London Bridge area heard about the challenges ahead in the next decade at a City Hall event last week.

Borough Market wholesalers get back pain advice

A special event was staged in Borough Market on Friday morning to raise awareness of the risks of back injury amongst traders and wholesalers.

Borough Market wholesalers get back pain advice
Elephant restaurant wins Black Business Award

Elephant restaurant wins Black Business Award

Famin Uddin from Castle Tandoori at the Elephant and Castle was among the winners of awards to recognise entrepreneurs from Southwark's diverse community.

Convenience store in The Cut loses alcohol licence

The Costcutter store opposite Southwark Station in The Cut has become the first retailer in the borough to have its licence to sell alcohol suspended.

Convenience store in The Cut loses alcohol licence
Lambeth Building Society bows out after 154 years

Lambeth Building Society bows out after 154 years

The Lambeth Building Society's Waterloo branch shut down on Friday as its merger with the Portman Building Society took effect.

Amstrad boss buys IBM building in £115 million deal

A company owned by Amstrad boss Alan Sugar has bought the IBM building on the South Bank. The site ripe for development when IBM's lease ends in 2014.

Amstrad boss buys IBM building in £115 million deal
Better Bankside website launched with chocolate giveaway

Better Bankside website launched with chocolate giveaway

Commuters entering the Bankside area on Wednesday were handed bars of Fairtrade chocolate along with cards promoting the relaunched Better Bankside website.

Councils bid for local enterprise money

Both Southwark and Lambeth councils have submitted bids for funding from the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI).

Councils bid for local enterprise money
Tower Tandoori up for national curry award

Tower Tandoori up for national curry award

A popular Indian restaurant on Tower Bridge Road has been shortlisted in a nationwide competition to find Britain's best curry.

Maison Brillant in liquidation

Maison Brillant, the boulangerie and patisserie with a branch at Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank, is now in liquidation following the sudden closure of the shop at the end of July.

Maison Brillant in liquidation
Workers and residents learn how to be safer in the city

Workers and residents learn how to be safer in the city

More than 350 local workers and residents braved the July heat to visit the Safer in Your City tent at More London to find out more about how to keep themselves - and their property - safer in their city.

Lahori cuisine takeaway opens at Waterloo

Valerie Shawcross performed the opening ceremony of an authentic Lahori cuisine takeaway in Waterloo.

Lahori cuisine takeaway opens at Waterloo
Southwark Bridge Road firm wins business award

Southwark Bridge Road firm wins business award

Southwark Bridge Road-based telecommunications firm Telinet has won the AXA Small to Medium Business Award at the National Business Awards South East Regional Finals.

Mint Street family day backed by Land Securities

The annual summer Mint Street Park family day will take place on Saturday 12 August, thanks to a £5,000 grant from property developer Land Securities.

Mint Street family day backed by Land Securities
Better Bankside seminar looks to community links

Better Bankside seminar looks to community links

A programme to link local students to potential employers has been launched by Southwark Education Business Alliance.

Chamber of Commerce hosts Langenhagen visitors

New Mayor of Southwark Paul Kyriacou carried out his very first engagement outside the Town Hall when he visited the Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum in Southwark Street.

Chamber of Commerce hosts Langenhagen visitors
King's Reach sold for £80 million

King's Reach sold for £80 million

The King's Reach complex on Stamford Street - currently occupied by IPC Media - has been sold for £80 million.

IBM staff embark on charity cycle challenge

SE1 resident Gavin McDermott, who works for IBM on the South Bank, is this week cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for a children's hospice in Romania.

IBM staff embark on charity cycle challenge
Richard Rogers reappointed to Bankside 4

Richard Rogers reappointed to Bankside 4

The new owners of a prime development site next to Tate Modern have appointed Richard Rogers Partnership to carry out preliminary studies.

Premier despatch eco pods onto SE1 streets

Courier company Premier Despatch is launching a fleet of dinky despatch Q pods to deliver its clients' packages in a fun and environmentally responsible manner.

Premier despatch eco pods onto SE1 streets
Royal accolades for two local firms

Royal accolades for two local firms

Two SE1 businesses have been recognised in the international trade category of the Queen's Award for Enterprise, announced on Her Majesty's 80th Birthday.

Easter at Borough Market

Fresh spring and Easter produce is available in Borough Market at the start of the long holiday weekend.

Easter at Borough Market
Land Securities donates £150,000 to community projects

Land Securities donates £150,000 to community projects

34 projects, including youth and homelessness charities, as well as sports and music programmes, are receiving grants from Bankside 123 developers Land Securities.

Body Shop global HQ sold for £43 million

New City Court in St Thomas' Street has been acquired by Great Portland Estates for £43 million. Its current tenants include the Body Shop.

Body Shop global HQ sold for £43 million
London Bridge BID goes live

London Bridge BID goes live

As the Pool of London Partnership enters its final year of SRB funding, it reveals plans to hand over some of its projects to the London Bridge BID Company.

Business Club looks at Borough Market's future

Borough Market has revealed more details of its plan for a 'food school' at a seminar for members of Better Bankside's Business Club.

Business Club looks at Borough Market's future
Bankside businesses get Budget lowdown

Bankside businesses get Budget lowdown

More than 50 members of Bankside's business community gathered at Roast on Thursday morning for a briefing on the implications of Gordon Brown's latest Budget.

Dress2Kill in The Cut

The bespoke tailor Dress2kill has long been based in SE1 and has now opened its first retail outlet in The Cut.

Dress2Kill in The Cut
Union Street newsagent recognised for passing tobacco sales test

Union Street newsagent recognised for passing tobacco sales test

Ganesamoorthy Sinnaghamby of Union Newsagents is the 100th person to receive a good practice certificate from Southwark Council for repeatedly refusing to sell cigarettes to under 16s.

DTI minister tours South Bank regeneration

Employment relations minister Gerry Sutcliffe visited the Waterloo Job Shop and Coin Street Community Builders on Wednesday as a guest of the South Bank Employers' Group.

DTI minister tours South Bank regeneration
Lambeth Building Society to merge with Portman

Lambeth Building Society to merge with Portman

Lambeth Building Society is to merge with Bournemouth-based Portman, it was confirmed this week. The Westminster Bridge Road HQ will close.

Waterloo businesses back the BID

Waterloo businesses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of SE1's third Business Improvement District (BID), to be funded by a levy on business rates.

Waterloo businesses back the BID
A SMASHing way of teaching citizenship to Southwark youngsters

A SMASHing way of teaching citizenship to Southwark youngsters

Pupils from Grange Primary School have been taking part in an innovative citizenship education project backed by the Southwark Education Business Alliance.

Camberwell students celebrate work experience at magazine publisher

A group of 16 Camberwell students have celebrated the completion of a week of sought-after work experience at Stamford Street-based IPC Media.

Camberwell students celebrate work experience at magazine publisher
Corporate trainers hauled over the coals for fire walk incident

Corporate trainers hauled over the coals for fire walk incident

A motivational training company has been fined after a fire walking session at London Bridge left a Deloitte employee with burns to her feet.

Paul Smith opens shop in Borough Market

Clothes designer Paul Smith has opened a shop in Park Street on the edge of Borough Market.

Paul Smith opens shop in Borough Market
Blue Fin Building for IPC Media

Blue Fin Building for IPC Media

Magazine publisher IPC Media has announced that its new Southwark Street HQ - until now known as Bankside 1 - is to be named The Blue Fin Building.

Vinopolis broadens its horizons beyond wine

Vinopolis has introduced three newly designed wine tour packages, which offer a variety of options according to people's tastes and interests in wine, gin, beer and whisky.

Vinopolis broadens its horizons beyond wine
Crockatt and Powell bookshop opens in Lower Marsh

Crockatt and Powell bookshop opens in Lower Marsh

Booksellers Matthew Crockatt and Adam Powell have opened a bookshop at 119 Lower Marsh. The new shop is near Iceland and Waterloo Library.

Businesses bring less fortunate a better Christmas

Bankside businesses, along with local residents and students, have dug deep and donated hundreds of gifts to charities supporting the aged and homeless of Southwark in the run up to Christmas.

Businesses bring less fortunate a better Christmas
New Year BID ballot for Waterloo Quarter

New Year BID ballot for Waterloo Quarter

A Business Improvement District proposal for Waterloo has been launched by the Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance.

Bankside businesses prepare for Christmas

Representatives of local companies gathered at Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday for a special Choral Evensong for the Business Community and to light up the cathedral's Christmas tree.

Bankside businesses prepare for Christmas
Neal's Yard Remedies opens in Borough Market

Neal's Yard Remedies opens in Borough Market

A branch of Neal's Yard Remedies has opened in Borough Market's Bedale Street.

New cafe brightens up Blackfriars Road

A new cafe serving fairtrade and organic products has opened in Blackfriars Road. Cafe Arlington is a social enterprise helping homeless people get back into work.

New cafe brightens up Blackfriars Road
Another major development on Blackfriars Road

Another major development on Blackfriars Road

The northern end of Blackfriars Road is set for further change with Great Portland Estates purchasing 231 and 235/241 Blackfriars Road for GBP 11 million with plans for redevelopment.

London Bridge-based leisure firm wins social enterprise award

Greenwich Leisure was named on Thursday as the overall winner of this year's Enterprising Solutions Awards run by the Social Enterprise Coalition at a ceremony at Waterloo's IMAX cinema.

London Bridge-based leisure firm wins social enterprise award
Businesses vote to approve London Bridge BID

Businesses vote to approve London Bridge BID

The proposal to introduce a Business Improvement District (BID) in the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has been given a strong seal of approval in a business referendum.

Bankside travel group launched

The Better Bankside Travel Planning Group has been launched with an early morning breakfast conference at the Jerwood Space.

Bankside travel group launched
British Airways sells London Eye stake

British Airways sells London Eye stake

British Airways is to sell its stake in the London Eye to the Tussauds Group, but the attraction will continue to bear the airline's name, it was announced on Thursday.

Internet auction house comes to Druid Street

Danish entrepreneur Simon Neubert-Luckner has opened a new online auction house with a real-world showroom on Druid Street.

Internet auction house comes to Druid Street
24 hour licence for Ministry of Sound

24 hour licence for Ministry of Sound

World-famous Gaunt Street club Ministry of Sound has been granted a 24-hour alcohol licence by Southwark Council.

Waterloo businesses to vote on business rate levy

Businesses in the Waterloo area are to vote next February on the setting up of a Business Improvement District (BID) funded by a levy on business rates.

Waterloo businesses to vote on business rate levy
Voting under way for London Bridge BID

Voting under way for London Bridge BID

The London Bridge Business Improvement District ballot has been launched with a reception attended by more than a hundred business representatives at Cotton's Atrium.

Land Securities sells Bankside 4 for £24.5 million

Land Securities has sold its Bankside 4 site in Sumner Street - intended for a Richard Rogers Partnership-designed residential tower - to Grosvenor and Clan Real Estate for £24.5 million.

Land Securities sells Bankside 4 for £24.5 million
Gold eco-award for conference centre staff

Gold eco-award for conference centre staff

Staff at an SE1 conference venue are among the first in Southwark to get a gold award for their efforts in minimising waste, recycling and raising employee awareness of environmental issues.

Bankside Restaurants celebrate 5 years with charity ball

To celebrate five years in business Bankside Restaurants will be hosting a fundraising ball, organised in partnership with Speed Select, with all proceeds going to Action for Blind People.

Bankside Restaurants celebrate 5 years with charity ball
Fourth Day staff join Potters Fields sleep-out

Fourth Day staff join Potters Fields sleep-out

Four members of staff from Borough Market-based PR firm Fourth Day joined IT industry executives for the annual NCH Byte Night on Friday to raise money for the young homeless people of London.

Elephant bidders reach second round

Southwark Council has received three second stage bids for the lead developer role on the Elephant and Castle project.

Elephant bidders reach second round
Major Bankside office development 'topped out'

Major Bankside office development 'topped out'

Land Securities and Bovis Lend Lease this week celebrated the 'topping out' of the first phase of the Bankside123 development close to Tate Modern.

Butler's Wharf architects commended for Danson House restoration

Architects Purcell Miller Tritton of Maguire Street last week received a commendation from RIBA London for the restoration of the capital's "most significant building at risk".

Butler's Wharf architects commended for Danson House restoration
Back to the drawing board for Shell Centre redevelopment

Back to the drawing board for Shell Centre redevelopment

Shell and Lend Lease have ended their joint venture agreement to carry out a £180 million mixed-use redevelopment of the oil giant's South Bank HQ, The Times reported on Thursday.

DTI moves to wind up Southwark Street businesses

The trade secretary has presented petitions in the High Court to wind up Southwark Street-based London Citylink Limited and London Citylink Secretaries Limited in the public interest.

DTI moves to wind up Southwark Street businesses
Minerva sells Sampson House and Ludgate House

Minerva sells Sampson House and Ludgate House

Minerva has sold its Bankside property portfolio in a £228 million deal.

Membership boost for South Bank Employers' Group

London South Bank University and ITV London have just joined the South Bank Employers' Group, the association of the area's largest employers.

Membership boost for South Bank Employers' Group
Bankside office strikes gold in eco awards

Bankside office strikes gold in eco awards

Staff in a Bankside office are the first in Southwark to get a gold award for their efforts in minimising waste, recycling and keeping the front of their premises clean and tidy.

Bankside businesses get behind The Canterbury Tales

Members of Bankside's business community enjoyed a gala performance of Southwark Playhouse's The Canterbury Tales on Wednesday as guests of Better Bankside, the business improvement district.

Bankside businesses get behind The Canterbury Tales
Brisk trade at bike shops as stranded commuters take to the road

Brisk trade at bike shops as stranded commuters take to the road

Bicycle shops in central London reported a boom in trade on Thursday as commuters stranded by the Tube shutdown sought alternative means of transport.

New Borough flower shop

Borough Flowers has opened in Newcomen Street just a few doors from the King's Arms.

New Borough flower shop
Ghanaian tribal chief visits Butler's Wharf chocolate HQ

Ghanaian tribal chief visits Butler's Wharf chocolate HQ

Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of the Dormaa Area in Ghana this week paid a visit to the Gainsford Street offices of leading Fairtrade chocolate business The Day Chocolate Company.

Minerva House sold for £42 million

Minerva House, a riverside office property opposite Southwark Cathedral, has been bought by Insight Foundation Property Trust for £42.13 million.

Minerva House sold for £42 million
Jubilee line's £78 million boost for Southwark property values

Jubilee line's £78 million boost for Southwark property values

Property values in the area around Southwark tube station have been boosted by £78 million since the arrival of the Jubilee Line Extension, according to a new Transport for London study.

eBay snaps up Southwark-based Gumtree

Internet auction giant eBay has bought Gumtree.com, the international classified ads website based in Southwark Street.

eBay snaps up Southwark-based Gumtree
St James's Teas to leave Blackfriars Road

St James's Teas to leave Blackfriars Road

St James's Teas Shop, on the corner of Blackfriars Road and Scoresby Street, is to close at the end of this month.

Beverley Knowles Fine Art searches for new site

Beverley Knowles is looking for new premises in SE1 following her shock 'eviction' from Borough Market which has shaken the art world.

Beverley Knowles Fine Art searches for new site
Prospero House comes to the Borough

Prospero House comes to the Borough

SE1's latest business events venue has been launched this month. Prospero House in Borough High Street is Etc Venues' sixth centre.

Green and Black's staying in SE1

Green and Black's has no plans to leave SE1 for Birmingham or shed jobs following a takeover by Cadbury's.

Green and Black's staying in SE1
Land Securities goes ahead without tenants

Land Securities goes ahead without tenants

Land Securities has decided to go ahead with the construction of 360,000 sq ft of office space in Southwark Street without waiting for any tenants.

£500 prize for SE1 entrepreneur

SE1 resident Mark Champkins was named the runner-up in the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneurs of the Year awards for London South Central.

£500 prize for SE1 entrepreneur
Staybridge Suites coming to Southwark Street

Staybridge Suites coming to Southwark Street

A US chain of hotels for business travellers on an extended stay is to open one of its first UK properties in Southwark in late 2006.

Shell pledges £1 million to revamp Festival Hall

The Royal Festival Hall's neighbour on the South Bank, petrol giant Shell, has pledged £1 million towards the renovation of the concert hall.

Shell pledges £1 million to revamp Festival Hall
IPC boosts corporate social responsibility

IPC boosts corporate social responsibility

Stamford Street-based magazine giant IPC Media has appointed Taryn Barclay as corporate responsibility manager, a move that sees the company increasing its focus on working within the wider community.

Caffe Nero opens in The Cut

Caffe Nero has opened in The Cut in the premises formerly occupied by Supercut Minimarket which closed a month ago.

Caffe Nero opens in The Cut
South Bank studios hit by ITV strike

South Bank studios hit by ITV strike

A strike by broadcasting unions Amicus and BECTU disrupted production at ITV's London Studios on the South Bank this week, including Parkinson and Saturday Night Takeaway.

Boulangerie opens on South Bank

Authentic French artisan bread is now on sale daily on the South Bank.

Boulangerie opens on South Bank
Bankside's Budget briefing

Bankside's Budget briefing

Local business representatives gathered at Clink Street's Amano Cafe early on Thursday morning for a briefing on Gordon Brown's Budget delivered by Ed Crooks of the Financial Times.

Mill Street company directors disqualified

The directors of Mill Street-based employment agency, which failed with total debts estimated at £430,000, have given undertakings not to hold directorships or take any part in company management for a total of six years

Mill Street company directors disqualified
Circle Waterloo becomes Waterloo Quarter

Circle Waterloo becomes Waterloo Quarter

Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance is the new name for the pilot Business Improvement District (BID) formerly known as Circle Waterloo.

HR Owen employee convicted of theft

A court heard last week that Gary Beecher, who worked at Volvo dealership HR Owen in New Kent Road, had pocketed customers' money to pay for building work at his home.

HR Owen employee convicted of theft
Supercut to close

Supercut to close

The Cut's oldest supermarket Supercut is to close at the end of this month.

The Hartley nominated for Standard award

The Hartley in Tower Bridge Road has been nominated for the Evening Standard's pub of the year award - just one week after it was shortlisted for ITV London's gastropub of the year award.

The Hartley nominated for Standard award
3i to leave Waterloo Road

3i to leave Waterloo Road

Venture capitalists 3i are to leave their Waterloo headquarters for a new development in Victoria.

London Assembly report backs rickshaws

Rickshaws should be licensed like taxis says a London Assembly transport committee report.

London Assembly report backs rickshaws
Free Tate membership for SE1 property purchasers

Free Tate membership for SE1 property purchasers

Local developers Acorn Homes have come up with a novel way of welcoming new residents to the area by linking up with Tate to offer homebuyers a year's free gallery membership.

Kitemark for South Bank Employers' Group

South Bank Employers’ Group has been awarded the Customer First kitemark, the quality assurance mark for organisations that provide publicly funded business support services.

Kitemark for South Bank Employers' Group
£1.5 million boost for Thames Clippers

£1.5 million boost for Thames Clippers

Riverbus services on the Thames are set to expand following the news that Thames Clippers has secured venture capital funding to invest in more boats.

Barclays staff back hospital cinema charity

Staff at Barclays Bank in Borough High Street have been raising funds for MediCinema by braving the January weather to walk across four London bridges on a Saturday afternoon.

Barclays staff back hospital cinema charity
Bankside business ballot enters final week

Bankside business ballot enters final week

At least 75 Bankside businesses have indicated support for a permanent Business Improvement District known as Better Bankside.

Delia Smith sells South Bank-based publishing company

Delia Smith has sold New Crane Publishing, the Upper Ground-based magazine company she founded with her husband Michael Wynn-Jones to Seven Publishing in a multi million pound deal.

Delia Smith sells South Bank-based publishing company
Land Securities boosts Bankside property portfolio

Land Securities boosts Bankside property portfolio

Bankside123 developer Land Securities has added to its property portfolio in the area with the £67 million purchase of a building in Park Street currently let to Lloyds TSB.

London Town sells Hopton Street site

London Town announced on Thursday that it had exchanged unconditional contracts for the sale of its site at Hopton Street for £10.8 million, though the buyer was not disclosed.

London Town sells Hopton Street site
Bringing a better Christmas to Bankside

Bringing a better Christmas to Bankside

Better Bankside's 'Bring a better Christmas' campaign has collected 559 Christmas gifts of food, toiletries and clothes to be given to local charities working with older or homeless people.

Asda arrives on the Old Kent Road

The long-awaited Asda store on the Old Kent Road opened on Monday morning with the Pearly King and Queen of Southwark on hand to cut the ribbon.

Asda arrives on the Old Kent Road
Southwark Cathedral wins Inner City 100 Award

Southwark Cathedral wins Inner City 100 Award

Southwark Cathedral Enterprises Ltd is one of three SE1 businesses recognised at an awards ceremony for inner city businesses which help the local area by creating jobs and fuelling local economies.

"Advice in the City" from London Bridge law firm

London Bridge-based law firm Anthony Gold has launched a new clinic to advise people experiencing marital or relationship problems without ongoing commitment.

Pizza vending machine installed in The Cut

Pizza vending machine installed in The Cut

Britain's second pizza vending machine has been installed in The Cut.

Sainsbury's sells 10 Blackfriars Road

Sainsbury's has this week exchanged a conditional contract for the sale of its Ten Blackfriars Road site on Stamford Street to the Beetham Organization for £48 million.

Sainsbury's sells 10 Blackfriars Road
Bankside Restaurant opens in the City

Bankside Restaurant opens in the City

Bankside Restaurant has opened a second restaurant in the City. It is called Bankside EC2 and is on Throgmorton Street behind the Bank of England.

Free WiFi at SE1 stations

Rail passengers at Waterloo and London Bridge can sample the delights of wireless internet access free of charge until 7 November, thanks to Broadreach Networks.

Free WiFi at SE1 stations
Pool of London business consultation launched

Pool of London business consultation launched

The new consultation website is a forum for local business owners and employees in the Pool of London area to share with others how they see their local area developing and what their needs are in the area.

Konditor & Cook cakes return to The Cut

Konditor & Cook cakes are again available in The Cut with the opening a café at the Arch Gallery.

Konditor & Cook cakes return to The Cut
IT leaders raise £200K at Potters Fields sleep-out

IT leaders raise £200K at Potters Fields sleep-out

Around 200 top executives from the IT community raised an amazing £200k for NCH's work with young homeless people and young people leaving care at Potters Fields on Friday 17 September.

New Acorn development on Westminster Bridge Road

Developer Acorn Homes, already active in Bermondsey, has received planning consent for a brand new development at 158 Westminster Bridge Road.

New Acorn development on Westminster Bridge Road
Free bikes for Southwark businesses

Free bikes for Southwark businesses

Businesses in Southwark are being encouraged to sign up to a trial scheme that gives them access to five free rental bikes, in addition to cycling equipment and training, for a six month period.

Pool of London considers Business Improvement District

The money runs out for the Pool of London Partnership in three years' time, and the regeneration body is considering ways of ensuring that the pace of change is maintained.

Pool of London considers Business Improvement District
Award scheme for waste-watching Bankside businesses

Award scheme for waste-watching Bankside businesses

Environmentally aware businesses in the Bankside area are being encouraged to sign up to a Southwark Council scheme which recognises their efforts in minimising waste, recycling and keeping the front of their premises clean and tidy.

Real Greek boss to run naked across Tower Bridge

David Page, chairman of Real Greek owners Clapham House Group, has lost his bet that the new Bankside restaurant would not take £50,000 a week before Christmas. He rashly promised to run across Tower Bridge naked if he was wrong.

Real Greek boss to run naked across Tower Bridge
New mentoring scheme for social enterprises

New mentoring scheme for social enterprises

South Bank Employers' Group has been awarded additional funds from the Cross River Partnership to support a mentoring programme for Social Enterprises.

Southbank House sold for £16 million

Southbank House in Black Prince Road - home to many local small businesses - has been sold to Workspace Group plc for £16 million.

Southbank House sold for £16 million
Glorious Twelfth party on the South Bank

Glorious Twelfth party on the South Bank

Workers at Famous Grouse's Glasgow bottling plant are furious with bosses for holding a glitzy party at the London Eye during a pay dispute.

Events management director leaves £1.2 million debt

A director of two Blackfriars Road-based events management companies that failed with total debts estimated at around £1.2 million has given an undertaking not to hold directorships or take any part in company management for three years.

Events management director leaves £1.2 million debt
The RiSE1 launches in Lant Street

The RiSE1 launches in Lant Street

This week Acorn Homes launches The RiSE1, a development in Lant Street targetted at first time buyers.

Businesses open doors for learning festival

Businesses, arts and community organisations opened their doors to young people on Monday to offer first hand experience of the wealth of careers and learning available in the capital.

Businesses open doors for learning festival
£19 million deal for Tooley Street warehouse

£19 million deal for Tooley Street warehouse

Great Portland Estates has acquired a development site and two adjoining investment properties in Tooley Street, where it plans to develop at least 120,000 sq ft of offices.

Real Greek Souvlaki & Bar

The Real Greek has opened a Souvlaki & Bar on the ground floor of Riverside House on Bankside.

Real Greek Souvlaki & Bar
Business in the Community award for Bankside Restaurant

Business in the Community award for Bankside Restaurant

Bankside Restaurant was presented with a prestigious award by the Prince of Wales at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday night for its commitment to the local community.

No alcohol at the City of Wine

Diners at Cantina Vinopolis and guests at a KPMG corporate function on Thursday night had to bring their own wine to the Bankside attraction after solicitors forgot to renew the licence.

No alcohol at the City of Wine
Buxton Homes offers discounts for first-time buyers

Buxton Homes offers discounts for first-time buyers

Buxton Homes has six new 'one-of-a-kind' developments of one and two bedroom flats, penthouses, live-work and commercial units, marketed through Propertocracy.

Deutsche Bank volunteers decorate Colombo Centre

Thirty volunteers from Deutsche Bank in Bishopsgate donned overalls and paint brushes last week to decorate two areas of the Colombo Sports & Community Centre off Blackfriars Road.

Deutsche Bank volunteers decorate Colombo Centre
Waterloo Road pubs sold in £90 million deal

Waterloo Road pubs sold in £90 million deal

The Wellington Hotel and the Fire Station in Waterloo Road are among 63 Wizard Inns outlets bought this week by Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries.

Galliard Hotels announces County Hall Apart-Hotel launch

Later this month Galliard Hotels will open the first UK exhibition for the off-plan sale of suites at The Apart-Hotel at County Hall, which will be largest of its kind in the UK.

Galliard Hotels announces County Hall Apart-Hotel launch
Bankside Restaurant takes on Tate Modern Chef

Bankside Restaurant takes on Tate Modern Chef

Bankside Restaurant has recruited a new executive chef, Richard Oxley, formerly head chef at Tate Modern, and announced the opening of a City branch, to be known as Bankside EC2.

Small business leaders gather at Wootton Street

Two key challenges facing small businesses - property and marketing - formed the focus of a Federation of Small Businesses event hosted by Spacia in one of its new Waterloo business units last week.

Small business leaders gather at Wootton Street
£25k to spare? Become Ernst & Young's landlord

£25k to spare? Become Ernst & Young's landlord

Investors are being offered the chance to buy into Becket House in Lambeth Palace Road, Ernst & Young's £76.9 million central London HQ.

Soaking up the sun in Decima Street

There is no better way to enjoy the summer sun in London than sitting on a roof terrace surveying the SE1 skyline.

Soaking up the sun in Decima Street
BTA members enjoy Floral Hall preview

BTA members enjoy Floral Hall preview

The Bankside Traders' Association members have been looking at Borough Market's Floral Hall which opens later this summer.

London Eye copy for New York skyline?

A copy of the London Eye could soon be gracing the Manhattan waterfront, but architect David Marks is accusing Tussauds Group of going behind his back to draw up the plans.

London Eye copy for New York skyline?
Last apartment available at Newhams Row

Last apartment available at Newhams Row

Acorn Homes says that it has enjoyed a very successful first quarter, selling out all but one apartment at 3 Newhams Row, a building that has become a new landmark in Bermondsey.

IPC moves from the South Bank to Bankside

IPC Media has confirmed that it is to leave King's Reach Tower in Stamford Street in 2007 and move its magazines to the nearby Bankside 123 development in Southwark Street.

IPC moves from the South Bank to Bankside
London Eye shareholders in a spin

London Eye shareholders in a spin

The long-running dispute about the refinancing of the British Airways London Eye has hit the headlines again, with designer David Marks accusing Tussauds Group of "threatening its long-term future".

Pub inspectors' high praise for Market Porter and Royal Oak Pub

The Market Porter and Royal Oak are highlighted as unique London pubs in a new authoritative guide.

Pub inspectors' high praise for Market Porter and Royal Oak Pub
Could IPC move to Bankside 123?

Could IPC move to Bankside 123?

The Times reports that Stamford Street-based magazine publisher IPC has entered talks to lease space at Bankside 123 in Southwark Street.

Company fined over Albert Embankment deaths

A construction firm has been fined £175,000 after the deaths of two workers during work at Alembic House on the Albert Embankment, now better known as Peninsula Heights, London home of disgraced peer Lord Archer.

Company fined over Albert Embankment deaths
League takes trophy hunting campaign from SE1 to Strasbourg

League takes trophy hunting campaign from SE1 to Strasbourg

The SE1-based League Against Cruel Sports has presented European Union Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom with a petition urging legislation banning the importation of animal trophy parts.

Queen's Award for Borough High Street firm

A Borough High Street firm is celebrating the news that it is to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in international trade. MET Studio Design is one of 112 award-winning companies across the country announced by the Queen on Wednesday.

Queen's Award for Borough High Street firm
Visit London comes to More London

Visit London comes to More London

This week sees the arrival of Visit London - formerly the London Tourist Board - at the More London development near Tower Bridge. The new offices will also house the studio of London TV, a new satellite channel to launch later this year.

Another law firm heading for More London

Lawrence Graham has become the second law firm this month to enter exclusive negotiations for space at the riverside More London development, reports 'The Lawyer'.

Another law firm heading for More London
SE1 architects reach settlement over illegal software

SE1 architects reach settlement over illegal software

Butler's Wharf-based Amos Partnership have settled with the Business Software Alliance for $12,000 following an investigation into the use of illegal software.

Norton Rose coming to More London

International commercial law firm Norton Rose have chosen More London as their new home, and have started exclusive negotiations on a deal.

Norton Rose coming to More London
New Chair for BTA

New Chair for BTA

Mike Hill of Utobeer in Borough Market is the new Chair of Bankside Traders Association.

Better Bankside Budget Breakfast briefing

Roger Blitz from the Southwark Bridge-based Financial Times has been briefing Bankside businesses on Gordon Brown’s Budget.

Better Bankside Budget Breakfast briefing
Bankside Restaurant pioneers environmentally-friendly Enjo

Bankside Restaurant pioneers environmentally-friendly Enjo

Bankside Restaurant is the first restaurant in the UK to use the environmentally-friendly Enjo cleaning products.

Anchor & Hope is Gastropub of the Year

The Anchor & Hope has won the London Gastropub of the Year award.

Anchor & Hope is Gastropub of the Year
EAT cafe to open on Bankside

EAT cafe to open on Bankside

"Real food company" EAT is opening an outlet on the ground floor of Bankside's Riverside House.

Borough Market's Neal's Yard is Best Small Retailer

Neal's Yard Dairy in Borough Market's Park Street has been declared the Best Small Retailer in The Observer Food Awards.

Borough Market's Neal's Yard is Best Small Retailer
Waterloo family now running The Albert Arms

Waterloo family now running The Albert Arms

The Albert Arms in Gladstone Street is under new management.

Wi-Fi access coming to Waterloo and London Bridge

BT Openzone wireless internet access will be available at Waterloo and London Bridge stations in the coming months.

Wi-Fi access coming to Waterloo and London Bridge
Bankside Restaurant: spurning coupons and offering training

Bankside Restaurant: spurning coupons and offering training

Because January is traditionally a quiet period many restaurants offer discounts to customers collecting special offer vouchers in newspapers.

Park Plaza unveils plans for 4 star Albert Embankment hotel

Park Plaza Hotels Europe last month unveiled plans for the Riverbank Park Plaza on the Albert Embankment, a stunning position directly opposite Tate Britain affords spectacular views of Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Parliament.

Park Plaza unveils plans for 4 star Albert Embankment hotel
SE1's Tas crosses the river

SE1's Tas crosses the river

The popular Tas restaurant chain found in SE1 has opened a branch in Farringdon Road on the edge of the City.

Training for Southwark's front line workers

The Front Line Workers’ Project is focused primarily on Southwark, where regeneration and remarketing has transformed areas, but many residents are unable to take up new employment opportunities because of their low level of basic skills.

Training for Southwark's front line workers
TV Licence check in SE1

TV Licence check in SE1

Businesses in Waterloo and Southwark are being targetted in a licence check by the TV Licensing authority.

London Eye hits financial crisis

The hugely popular yet loss-making London Eye observation wheel on the South Bank could be forced to raise more than £100 million to pay off loans from its main financial backer British Airways. Visitor numbers this year have slumped by half a million.

London Eye hits financial crisis
Bankside Arts liquidation meeting

Bankside Arts liquidation meeting

The Bankside Arts Training Trust final liquidation meeting has been held leaving eleven SE1 businesses owed money.

Bankside Restaurant Ball raises £8,000 for charity

Bankside Restaurant, which is in the running for a London Business Commitment to the Community award, recently hosted a sparkling Charity Ball which brought a touch of glamour and over £8,000 for Action for Blind People.

Bankside Restaurant Ball raises £8,000 for charity
Small business mentoring offer

Small business mentoring offer

The South Bank Employers’ Group is starting a mentoring scheme for local small businesses and social enterprises this autumn.

Problems for developer of Tate's controversial neighbour

London Town, the property developer planning a 20-storey block next to Tate Modern, has announced losses widened from £456,000 to £4.48m for six months to June.

Problems for developer of Tate's controversial neighbour
Solicitors abseil down Guy's tower

Solicitors abseil down Guy's tower

A team from the Borough High Street-based solicitors' firm Anthony Gold has taken part in a sponsored abseil from the top of Guy's Hospital tower.

Sainsbury's ready to open in Borough High Street

Sainsbury's is preparing to open its latest branch in SE1 on Wednesday 9 July.

Sainsbury's ready to open in Borough High Street
Pizza Express opens early on Bankside

Pizza Express opens early on Bankside

Open air riverside dining has come to Bankside with the opening of Pizza Express.

Sainsbury's Central for Stamford Street within two years

J Sainsbury has appointed Stanhope as development partner for its former Stamford Street headquarters site, which will include the long-awaited Sainsbury's Central store.

Sainsbury's Central for Stamford Street within two years
Valerie Shawcross welcomes BTA members to City Hall

Valerie Shawcross welcomes BTA members to City Hall

Bankside Traders Association has visited City Hall as guests of Southwark's GLA member Val Shawcross.

Bankside Restaurant launches Bermondsey charity link

Bankside Restaurant last week held an evening reception to promote Bermondsey-based charity Action for Blind People which it is supporting throughout 2003.

Bankside Restaurant launches Bermondsey charity link
Controversial SE1 fetish club owner launches nightclub association

Controversial SE1 fetish club owner launches nightclub association

Brian Sheridan, the controversial owner of the Wicked nightclub in Tooley Street, has announced the formation of a new association to represent the interests of club owners and promoters.

Company fined after fatal accident at Imperial War Museum

One of UK's largest steel erection companies was last week fined £75,000 following an incident at when two workers fell from height, killing one of them, whilst working at the Imperial War Museum.

Company fined after fatal accident at Imperial War Museum
M&S opens Waterloo food shop

M&S opens Waterloo food shop

Marks & Spencer's new Waterloo store had a weekend launch ready for its first full working week.

Pizza Express to open on Bankside

Pizza Express is opening on Bankside this summer. The location is riverside Benbow House opposite Shakespeare's Globe.

Pizza Express to open on Bankside
T-Mobile backs Southwark's fones4safety drive

T-Mobile backs Southwark's fones4safety drive

Mobile phone giant T-Mobile this week put its weight behind fones4safety, a groundbreaking initiative in Southwark to recycle old mobile phones into personal safety alarms.

Planning blow hits Tate Tower developer

Uncertainty over plans for London Town's high-rise development in Hopton Street - dubbed the 'Tate Tower' - has led auditors to express "fundamental uncertainty over the group's ability to continue as a going concern".

Planning blow hits Tate Tower developer
Prestigious web award for SE1 firm

Prestigious web award for SE1 firm

A website powered by a small SE1 company has been named Travel Agency Website of the Year ahead of much larger rivals.

Express Newspapers to leave Blackfriars HQ

Express Newspapers is to leave its home in Blackfriars Road for a new HQ across the river in Lower Thames Street.

Express Newspapers to leave Blackfriars HQ
Not moving the furniture

Not moving the furniture

Rearranging furniture can be a dynamic and room-changing experience, unless the furniture is being moved to another borough!

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