One year on at Business Extra
A year ago, I joined the board of Business Extra, a social enterprise which works with 180 local businesses to establish a business network in Walworth. It also seeks to develop and market a theme and brand for the area in the face of regeneration close by at Elephant and Castle.
I have been pleased to provide my business expertise and advise Business Extra how they can join hands with more entrepreneurs, especially the growing number of Caribbean, African and European businesses in Walworth.
In particular, Business Extra has been providing a lot of support to the famous East Street Market through the Walworth Town Team. We have delivered some very successful events as part of the High Street Challenge. This included a Charlie Chaplin Day to celebrate his 125 year anniversary and contribution to cinema and popular culture.
I was also delighted to host a Christmas dinner at my home after Business Extra’s 2014 AGM a few weeks ago. With Business Extra’s help, I hope more visitors will shop locally and support our local traders and businesses throughout the year.