Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Things are happening in Sutton Town Centre

Exciting things are happening on Sutton High Street as some of the council’s projects and work to promote the town centre come to fruition.

Look up at Market Place Sutton to admire the improved frontages

Check out the new pubs

Our green wall looking succulent

Planters brighten up Trinity Square

Times Square renamed and refurbishment almost complete

TKMaxx reopening 15th June

Painting the Carshalton College ‘Live Art’ mural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The award-winning entrepreneurs market

The Empire Cinema is also undergoing refurbishment and a big brand retail outlet is planning to move into Sutton.

With the additional development bringing housing, a new hotel, and new retail units around the station, and the new Sainsburys, flats and restaurants at the north end, Sutton certainly feels like it is booming.

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Support your local small businesses on Saturday 5th December

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Small Business Saturday is an initiative that supports small local businesses by encouraging their communities to ‘shop local’. It is an opportunity for small businesses to showcase themselves and to grow by demonstrating the quality and value that it can give to its customers and how it differentiates itself from its larger competitors.

This year to support Small Business Saturday Sutton Council is offering free parking in locations throughout the Borough to encourage shoppers to shop locally and support their local high streets including Gibson Road, Wallington Library, Carshalton High Street, Kingsway Road Carpark Cheam.

There are 7,400 SMEs in Sutton and they rely on your support. Show them some love on Saturday 5th December.

And if you are a small business looking for help and advice the Sutton Chamber of Commerce run 121 Business Clinics offering just that. See their website for more details. Or check out the Council’s Opportunity Sutton website for details of its Business Rate Relief scheme for small businesses and other support and information.

November 27, 2015 Posted by | Information | , , , , | Leave a comment

New serviced office space and meeting rooms available in central Sutton

I wCitySkylineas very pleased to be shown around the new serviced offices in the St Nicholas Business Centre, Sutton by James Hale, the Managing Director of City Skyline.

City Skyline are a boutique operator of high quality fully serviced office centres with established suites in Epsom and New Malden. They have now refurbished 9,000 sq ft of Chancery House to provide high quality contemporary office suites  in a prime Sutton town centre location.chancery house 2

This not only represents a positive new business venture for Sutton, but provides a great offer for new or established businesses looking for a professional and hassle-free environment.

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Sutton employer? Find out more about apprenticeships

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July 6, 2015 Posted by | Information | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New events venue opens in Sutton town centre

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On Saturday I attended the official opening of a new large events space in central Sutton: SM1 The Grand Hall.

The Grand Hall is the conversion of the old Snooker Halls at 1A Throwley Way and now offers three large event spaces over three floors suitable for weddings, banquets, parties, meetings and formal events.

The opening was a grand affair with our Sutton MP Paul Burstow performing the official ribbon cutting and welcoming this new enterprise to Sutton town centre.

Guests were served with food and refreshments whilst being treated to a variety of music and performances.

The businessman behind this new venture is Anton Arulnesan who managed to bring his idea to fruition with the help of family and friends.

Sutton has great need of large event space so this venue is a very welcome addition to the town centre offer, especially with its central location. I wish Mr Arulnesan every success for the future.

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February 10, 2015 Posted by | Information | , , , | Leave a comment

Free Business Advice – Friday 21st November 2014

Free seminar

Offers & promotions that win customers!

In celebration of Small Business Saturday

When: Friday 21st November, from 8:00 to 11:00 AM
Where: Holiday Inn  Gibson Road Sutton SM1 2RF

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You want to take a step forward and grow your business in 2015. You also know that you should be using email and social media marketing to do that, but you don’t know the best place to start. Sound familiar? Then why not attend this free seminar, where we’ll show you exactly how you can get started.As part of an initiative to prepare for and to promote Small Business Saturday in Sutton we invite you to join WSI Waverley Solutions and Constant Contact for a free networking breakfast and seminar on how to maximise your promotional efforts for Small Business Saturday which is due to be held on the 6th December this year. As the holiday season approaches it is important to plan ahead and make the most of the marketing opportunity.
Join us for a full English breakfast, and networking session to meet the other business owners in attendance, then our interactive seminar will cover the following topics -• We’re going to start by making sure you are ready for Small Business Saturday and the Christmas season• Next, we’ll talk about how you can create a Christmas marketing strategy for your business or organisation• Then, we’ll help you think through the best way to create a great festive offer• Our last section is about 5 tips you can use to make your promotion great

Register Now!

This seminar is for business owners and marketing managers who want to make the most of the latest technology to expand their business.
Join us and learn some great new strategies to help you build your next offer or promotion. This event is to help you prepare for Small Business Saturday which is on the 6th December this year.Small Business Saturday is a grass roots campaign that encourages people to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday and beyond. This year Small Business Saturday is being held on Saturday the 6th December where retailers and other businesses will be promoting local business. We want to promote Small Business Saturday to support those small businesses in Sutton who are the lifeblood of our economy.
Contact: David Duncan – Waverley Solutions.Tel: 02083953163  Eml: david@wsigotwebsolutions.com 

David Duncan has been providing Digital Marketing solutions for the last 12 years in Sutton.  He helps his clients to manage their digital presence. Be it a coupon or a Facebook campaign, offers and promotions should be part of every small business’ repertoire. But how can you maintain control of the process—and the profits? This session will tell you what you need to know about successful deals, and how you might use them for your marketing efforts.

November 18, 2014 Posted by | Information | , , , | Leave a comment

50% rate reduction for new and expanding businesses in Sutton town centre

SCllr Jayne McCoyutton is offering a business rate reduction of 50% for one year to new or expanding businesses occupying empty premises in Sutton town centre. Alongside that offer Opportunity Sutton, the Council’s business and investment support arm is offering a range of  clinics and workshops to give business advice and help people create their business plans.

To promote the offer a mock-up of a florist was set up in the High Street to entice people to think about setting up shop in the town centre.

This local offer complements the Governments new national assistance for small businesses across the borough in the form of additional business rate reliefs.

For more information or to apply for the relief visit the Opportunity Sutton website or call 020 8770 5000 and ask for Opportunity Sutton.

You can also access  business support and advice via  the Sutton Business Support Programme.

August 6, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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