Following another great week of #WFWeds, here are the winners. Take a look at their websites and connect with them on social media.
If you're not one of the winners this week join in with Waltham Forest Wednesdays from 7:30pm on Twitter. Follow #WFWeds.
Here's what to do:
1. Follow @wfbnetwork on Twitter
2. Tweet just once with a graphic, about your business directed to @wfbnetwork adding the hashtag #WFWeds
3. Tweet on a Wednesday between 7.30 - 9pm
4. Look out for the retweets
- Ensure your profile sells your business and has a link to your website.
- Tweet just once in each weekly time slot
We'll shortly be featuring all of those selected on the WFBN website.
Whether you are a new start up or a well established name, moo can offer you a friendly, personal creative service that aims to put your brand on top. Combining creative experience and commercial acumen, our focus remains firmly on getting you results by ensuring your marketing materials are clear, engaging and relevant.
We are a multi-award winning luxury gluten free bakery, hand making deliciously tempting treats in London.
On a mission to develop amazing tasting gluten free cakes with perfect textures, we have developed a range of brownies and friands that have won multiple golds in the Great Taste Awards and are sold in prestigious stores including Harrods, Selfridges, Whole Foods Market and Fortnum & Mason.
Enterprise for London is the capital’s business support organisation for aspiring start-ups and established entrepreneurs. We provide a positive and supportive environment for businesses to fulfil their potential and create sustainable economic growth.
As an organisation we provide: advice, training, access to finance and ongoing support, to help you create a successful enterprise.
Khyal Arts is a local Walthamstow non-profit dance organisation, working to bring about cultural cohesion via a vibrant programme of accessible cultural activity. Our unique and creative classes fit within a bigger-picture vision of health, happiness and wellbeing.... Khyal Arts aims to develop, nurture, and sustain the local community... via Indian dance and music. Our classes are highly inclusive, taught by friendly, welcoming dance professionals and designed for those seeking personal change.We do great things in our community whilst offering exciting activities tailored to your needs, based on the rich, vibrant and colourful culture of North India.
Gilli's Flowers create a unique range of handmade jewellery from their studio in Walthamstow, East London.
Inspired by origami and flowers, every piece of jewellery is designed and hand folded by Gilli using a range of papers including specialist origami papers, hand made papers as well as recycled paper from old books, music and maps. Each piece is given several coats of varnish after they have been folded meaning they are water resistant and being made from paper even large earrings are light to wear.
Gilli's range includes contemporary designs as well as vintage inspired ones and popular designs are made in different colours to match the changing seasons, and new designs are added to the range throughout the year. She also sells at local craft markets throughout the year.
Unsworth Global Logistics is a privately owned company established over 42 years ago. From a humble two-man office to a leading independent Freight and Supply Chain Management provider, we design, manage and deliver optimum Supply Chain Solutions. Our expanding network of partners now spans across 90 worldwide locations. Our clients have confidence in both our proprietary technology and exceptionally knowledgeable people.
Our unique in-house IT team can help identify potential cost savings right across your supply chain by designing and implementing systems that work for you and your customer, from inception to delivery.
Westbury Accountants have provided a comprehensive and easy to digest summary of the Chancellor's recent spring report. Click on the image to access or click here.
In her column focused on small businesses, Waltham Forest Business Network’s Jo Sealy interviews a community-minded coffee shop owner
Afshan Ahmed runs an independent, family friendly, ‘foodie’ coffee shop and larder based in Chingford that specialises in fresh, innovative foods, homemade cakes and locally-sourced gifts and food products.
I asked what the drive was to start up her business, Oh My Coffee; Afshan said: “I had an idea to create a place that was family friendly, where children could develop their social skills in an environment that felt welcoming.
“When I started up, I found lots of information online, and through asking lots of questions. I felt the bank and tax offices were helpful. I am a great believer in planning, planning, planning.
“It’s not been without its challenges though – building our fantastic team of staff has taken time.”
The businesswoman and mum says that her biggest achievements have been growing the business every year and not staying static. The coffee shop has won awards for good service and prides itself on its sense of community, which includes offering book and craft clubs. The recent opportunity to expand into next-door premises was a calculated risk which has proved to be a turning point for the future of the business.
“In 12 months’ time, I would love to see all our plans coming into fruition. We are working to increase our own range in the larder, which stocks lots of great locally-produced products, and bring added interest to the high street. Watch this space!”
Afshan is passionate about having a vibrant high street with diverse shopping opportunities. She says: “We do not consider rivals or competition, we see other shops as adding something different to the high street which is in turn great for us, almost like partners. A diverse shopping area is great for all local businesses.”
What advice would she give to those thinking of starting a business? “My advice to budding entrepreneurs would be to see every hurdle as an opportunity, and keep positive.
“The most satisfying part of running my own business is I love what I do. Every day is different, from business planning to making handmade chocolates. I love the flexibility it gives me. I am a great believer in ‘you reap what you sow’.”
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