Use a Cargo Bike for your Business

Brentford Bikes is an initiative to promote the use of cargo bikes in Brentford and this summer we have three bikes available (provided by The National Cycling Charity) to be used by anyone in Brentford for FREE!

These bikes are perfect for transporting goods and can be a great way to start a new or expand your business.

Brentford Bikes Orientation workshop with London Green Cycles is on Friday 2nd August 4-6pm at The Butts

Please come along to hear more about the project, explore how using a bike could help your enterprise and learn to cycle one.

Booking is essential as places are limited: suzanne@the-decorators.net

Brentford Bikes is a social enterprise working with independent retail, the arts and cycling partners:
The National Cycling Charity, www.ctc.org.uk
London Bike Hub, http://www.londonbikehub.com/London
Green Cycles, http://www.londongreencycles.co.uk/
Sue Ball http://www.maap.org.uk/
The Decorators http://www.the-decorators.net

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Free Training opportunity – Make money from waste

  • Do you think you have what it takes to become a social entrepreneur?
  • Do you want to gain new skills while improving your community?

We are looking for creative individuals, groups and organisations to take part in an exciting new training programme focused on the recovery, reuse and sale of ‘waste’ materials with the aim of helping your community develop new skills, generate income and employment opportunity.

Through a series of specially designed training sessions participants will explore and develop social enterprises around either high value metals or textiles depending on your skills, preference and interest.

The training will:

·         Build and develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to set up, run and market your own community based enterprise

·         Target the recovery of ‘waste’ items effectively diverting them from landfill.

·         Generate income and employment opportunity in your local community

The three training sessions will be 9th 16th and 30th May 2013, location TBC.

Please share this information with your members or anyone who you think may be interested.

For more information or to register interest please contact Ben Hudson at LSx by phone on 020 7234 9405 or by email at b.hudson@lsx.org.uk

Please express interest as soon as possible as places are limited. NB this opportunity is available to Hounslow residents only.  

This programme is being delivered by London Sustainability Exchange in partnership London Community Resource Network and Tree Shepherd for the London Borough of Hounslow.