A travel agent with its roots in Victorian Southwark has become the latest victim of the COVID-19 crisis.
Firms in the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge have given their local business improvement district another five-year mandate to raise a levy on business rates to spend on local projects.
Firms in Waterloo have voted to give the WeAreWaterloo business improvement district a fourth five-year term, generating around £700,000 a year to spend on local projects.
Minister for London Paul Scully MP visited Bankside last week to learn how local businesses are adapting to the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Young people aged 16 to 21 who live or study in Southwark are being invited to apply for a free skills, training and work experience programme hosted by businesses in the Bankside area.
Staff from the Fitting Rooms gym in Southwark Street beat off the competition to win the annual Shrove Tuesday Better Bankside pancake race in Borough Market.
A strategy and action plan to promote cycling in the London Bridge area has been launched by the Team London Bridge business improvement district.
Southwark-based female food entrepreneurs could win the opportunity to trade at Mercato Metropolitano for three months this summer in a new competition.
Druid Street's Anspach & Hobday brewery have taken first prize in the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival's Champion Lower Alcohol Beer of London competition, with their brew Table Porter, at only 2.8% ABV.
A team from housing association Wandle won this year's Better Bankside pancake race at Jubilee Place in Borough Market.
The area around Borough High Street is to be designated as a 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood' after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan funded an air quality project put forward by Better Bankside and Team London Bridge.
Rory Mullarkey's new play is a timely exploration of identity and belonging.
London's deputy mayor for business Rajesh Agrawal visited the South Bank on Thursday for the launch of a new report on the impact of business rates revaluation on small businesses in the capital.
SE1 restaurants and hotels are finding it harder to recruit staff since Britain voted to leave the European Union and businesses are putting off decisions due to political and economic uncertainty, business representatives told councillors this week.
Staff from News UK, Dow Jones and Harper Collins based at the News Building have been given vouchers worth £10 to spend in Borough Market and nearby businesses as part of an initiative to support traders in the area affected by the terrorist attack.
All the businesses that were within the police cordon set up after the London Bridge and Borough Market terrorist attack on Saturday 3 June are being offered automatic business rate relief by Southwark Council.
More than 200 plants have been installed in the Botanic ART wall at the Build Studios co-working space in Waterloo.
As new statistics show that one in five Lambeth residents earns less than the London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, a South Bank business organisation has published a report demonstrating that higher pay can be good for employers and workers alike.
Professor Simon Howell of King's College London has been named as chair of the Team London Bridge business improvement district, succeeding local architect James Dinwiddie who has held the post since the BID was set up more than a decade ago.
More than 30 businesses and their employees came together to help local charities by collecting and wrapping a record-breaking 1703 gifts to be distributed to organisations helping the young, elderly and homeless in Southwark this Christmas.
A 1930s spice warehouse in Curlew Street - now used as an office block - has changed hands for £28.4 million.
A local business improvement district (BID) has responded to a spate of commercial burglaries in the area by offering local firms free forensic marking kits for their valuable office equipment
The total annual business rates bill for the tenants of The Shard will rise from £5 million to almost £8 million by 2019, according to Colliers.
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.
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.
London's deputy mayor for policing and crime visited Elephant & Castle last month to launch a new business partnership.
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.
Firms in the London Bridge area are this month voting on the future of their business improvement district (BID).
All three shops in the new southern entrance to Blackfriars Station have now been let to tenants, says train operator Thameslink.
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.
The Duke of York visited More London on Tuesday evening to open a new workspace for start-up businesses in the travel technology sector.
Teams from Eight Associates and The Futures Company were the winners of the two Shrove Tuesday pancake races held in SE1 this week.
Transport for London has declared 'zero tolerance' on 'A' boards and pavement clutter in Borough High Street and Tooley Street.
SE1's longest established independent bookshop has moved a few yards further inland to the Tooley Street side of Hay's Galleria.
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.
Local businesses have been urged to sign up to the Waterloo Foodbank Supporters Scheme.
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.
The Better Bankside business improvement district will continue for a third five-year term after businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour.
The Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry has marked its 90th anniversary with a gala party at the Hop Exchange in Southwark Street.
New York's Fifth Avenue jeweller Tiffany & Co is to make The Shard its new UK headquarters.
IPC Media, based in the Blue Fin Building behind Tate Modern, is to be rebranded Time Inc. UK.
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.
Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes last month addressed a conference of young journalists from more than two dozen London schools.
Marks & Spencer has closed its main Simply Food store on the concourse of Waterloo Station.
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.
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 has moved from Union Street after more than six years under the railway bridge.
Teams from RBS and estate agents Kalmars won SE1's two Shrove Tuesday pancake races.
A flower stall in Lower Marsh is being sponsored by a Waterloo estate agent.
Pet shop chain Pets at Home has opened at the Cantium Retail Park in Old Kent Road.
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.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to move out of one of its two Bankside office blocks.
A Bankside office block at Riverside House next to Southwark Bridge has changed hands for £122 million.
New Morley College-branded market stalls have been launched in Lower Marsh to showcase the work of art, design and enterprise students.
Less than a year after relocating from Bermondsey Square to Bankside, independent bookshop Woolfson & Tay has announced its closure.
'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.
Local business Eden Caterers has been named as this year's Waterloo Community Award winner.
Cooper's health food shop closed on Saturday after 32 years trading in Lower Marsh.
Local bicycle shop 'On Your Bike' is celebrating its 30th anniversary this autumn.
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, 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.
An electrical firm which has its London offices in Copperfield Street has donated a boiler to the Vauxhall Foodbank.
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'.
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.
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.
Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 17th branch in London in Marlborough Grove, just off Old Kent Road.
The Delfina restaurant in Bermondsey Street has closed for refurbishment. It will reopen in May under the name Tanner & Co.
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 has extended its catchment area from Southwark into the Borough of Lambeth to include both Waterloo and Vauxhall.
Better Bankside's seventh annual pancake race was held in Borough Market on Tuesday featuring 16 teams from local businesses and organisations.
A new training scheme sponsored by the Peabody Trust is training eight local young people to bake and sell bread.
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.
Michael Kalmar, founder of Kalmars commercial estate agents, has died at the age of 84.
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.
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.
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 has launched a series of First Aid at Work training courses at a new venue close to Borough Underground Station.
Lettuce-clad models visited Canvey Street on Wednesday to mark the opening of the ninth branch of salad and 'healthier eating' chain Tossed.
Southwark Street-based IT company Aiimi has helped pupils from four local schools to develop their IT skills in a real business environment.
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.
Teenagers taking part in The Challenge, a summer programme for young people, visited Borough Market this week to get expert advice from traders.
Business secretary Vince Cable fielded questions from local employers on Monday night when he addressed a meeting of Southwark Chamber of Commerce.
Last week 40 students from schools in Southwark and Lambeth visited the Practical Law Company's offices in Hatfields for two careers events.
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.
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.
More than 200 representatives of local business took part in a charity quiz organised by Southwark College earlier this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The team from Glaziers Hall was victorious in Better Bankside's annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race.
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.
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.
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.
Businesses and charities in Waterloo have teamed up to encourage locally based organisations to help each other out with practical in-kind support.
The Calder Bookshop in The Cut has been declared London's Best Bookshop in the London Magazine's Great Little Shop Awards 2011.
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.
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.
Woolfson & Tay bookshop in Bermondsey Square marked its first birthday on Saturday with music and special offers.
Better Bankside is marking the opening of its secure cycle park with a free trial offer.
The Better Bankside Events Academy has staged a networking evening as the climax to its summer project.
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.
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.
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.
Solarcentury has been presented with its Queen's Award for Enterprise during a brief ceremony in Waterloo.
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.
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.
Four companies based in SE1 have been named among the recipients of the Queen's Awards for Industry 2011.
Around seventy businesses were represented at the Better Bankside budget breakfast.
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 Business Improvement District (BID) is to continue for another five years in an extended area after receiving strong support from the local business community.
The Canadian Tourism Commission is to move to Bermondsey Square from its current office in Trafalgar Square.
Southwark Council leader Peter John this week took part in a live web link-up with the Manhattan Construction Command Center in New York.
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 have been named as the main winners at the Mayor of London's first annual awards for business improvement districts in the capital.
THE cast of Pinkalicious The Musical switched on Christmas tree lights as part of an evening of festive fun in Waterloo last Thursday.
Broadcaster and travel writer Simon Calder joined politicians and business leaders at Borough Market last week for the launch of 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists'.
The Waterloo Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its campaign to win the backing of local businesses for a second five-year term.
The business alliance covering the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has won a second term in a ballot of local firms.
A campaign has been launched to place '100 apprentices in 100 days' in Southwark workplaces.
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.
German pizza and pasta chain Vapiano is looking to open its second UK restaurant at the Bankside Mix development on Southwark Street.
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.
Team London Bridge has launched its programme for a second term with a four point plan.
Six young people from Bermondsey and Southwark are being offered the chance to gain employment skills on 'The Apprentices Project' at WPF Therapy.
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.
'Innovation, action and outcomes' is to be the theme of Labour's new Southwark administration said Cllr Peter John.
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.
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.
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.
The Mayor of Southwark Cllr Jeff Hook has officially opened the new Laithwaites Wine shop at Vinopolis.
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.
Tsuru, a Japanese restaurant near Tate Modern, is to launch a local delivery service this month.
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.
In Lower Marsh Market last month only two stallholders had heard about the 2010 Lambeth Business Awards.
This Christmas will be more enjoyable for around 500 people thanks to the generosity of London Bridge businesses and their employees.
Simon Hughes MP opened the new Glass and Glazing Federation offices in Ayres Street on Thursday afternoon.
Better Bankside members were present at Southwark Cathedral for the lighting of the Christmas tree.
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.
"Bankside is now one of the most attractive parts of London," says Sir David Bell.
Cllr Diana Braithwaite cut the ribbon to open a new bridal gown shop in Bishop's ward on Thursday afternoon.
The new Snowsfields Wellness health food shop in Snowsfields has now opened a clinic in the same building.
David Sharpe of Merlin Entertainments is the new chairman of the South Bank Employers' Group, succeeding Andrew Eddy of Shell.
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.
Borough Market Trustees have appointed Peter Wilkinson as board chairman with Glenis Reagon as managing director.
London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross has presented the first of fourteen pool bikes to businesses as part of a new Better Bankside scheme.
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.
A new model for policing in business areas is to be trialled in London Bridge.
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.
Forster, the ethical communications company, is named Britain's greenest company in the 2009 Sunday Times Green List.
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