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BUSINESS WEBINARS – Disability Awareness

LSCC Virtual Meetings Powered by Zoom

Dates: 2nd, 9th & 16th June 2021, 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Be approachable and professional when dealing with disabled clients
As a business you might well already be providing or able to provide goods and services to this market. However, there exists a fear factor and there are many pre-conceptions associated with disability which act as a barrier.
This virtual training is designed to help break down and remove the fear factor and the pre-conceptions and teach simple techniques that will help to remove unnecessary obstacles in communication.

The seminar will be led by Jennie Williams the CEO of Enhance the UK. Enhance The UK are a charity run by disabled people, challenging perceptions and providing fun and educational disability awareness training.

Do you need to:
• Meet the legal requirements of disability discrimination legislation such as the Equality Act (2010)
• Ensure that staff have the confidence and the know how to appropriately communicate with and best support disabled people?
• Plan inclusive and accessible events
• Ensure that your business environment, policies, and procedures are accessible
• Check that your internal and external communication is reflective of best practice accessibility guidelines, tone and terminology
• Become disability confident
• Increase revenue
• Increase staff retention and disability disclosure
• Embed inclusion into the ethos of your organisation

TO BOOK CONTACT GERRY: gerry@londonscc.co.uk OR TEL: 07958 584479

You will then receive a confirmation email with links to join the meetings

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THESE EVENTS

For maximum benefit you should attend all three events but let me know if one or two of the dates are inconvenient

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Member Webinars

 

Upcoming webinars being presented by members are:

Introduction to Self-Havening®: Letting-go of Traumatic Stress & Trauma:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-self-havening-letting-go-of-traumatic-stress-trauma-tickets-142058947135

Self-Havening® – Resilience Building in Your Hands:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-havening-resilience-building-in-your-hands-tickets-142056251071

Also on 9th March at 17.00, a look at the benefits of the London Healthy Workplace Award and the COVID19 checklist that can be used in your workplace.  You can register HERE.

The next on 16th March at 17.00 gives practical guidance on applying for the London Healthy Workplace Award.  You can register HERE.

Also The London Business Hub often has useful information, as does www.gov.uk

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Website Launch & French Wine Tasting Event

The next event in the calendar is to celebrate the website launch and allow Net72 to show our members how the website works and how you can use it for maximum gain.
Net72 will also be talking us through their exclusive website promotion to all LSCC members.

The evening will double up with a French themed wine tasting where you will have a chance to try a sparkling rose on arrival, followed by 4 southern French wines.

SPACES LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

(if there is sufficient interest, we will run an extra night).

 

Members’ Area

There is a lot of useful functionality within the Members’ Area, designed to make your life easier and intended to keep you informed of what is happening in and around our business community.

In the Members’ Area, you will be able to: view upcoming events, reflect on past event reports, private message fellow members, and communicate with the LSCC community via forums.

Events

Upcoming Events will appear within the events section with details including dates, timings, venues, organiser and cost of the event. For breakfasts & lunches we also include menus. These events can easily be added to your personal calendars via the calendar button at the bottom of each event.

Past Events and reports can be viewed by clicking previous events on the Events page.

Members

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Groups

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Forums

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The Palace of Westminster

This event was hosted by The Lord Kennedy of Southwark on behalf of London Southside Chamber of Commerce and Southwark Chamber of Commerce

Forty-five members of London Southside, Southwark and South East London Chambers enjoyed a fascinating guided tour of the Houses of Parliament and were able to experience the rich culture and history of the Palace of Westminster.

The tour lasted just over one hour and was conducted by Lord Kennedy himself. It was followed by drinks on the Terrace of the House of Lords, which provided an opportunity for members of the three Chambers to network while enjoying some pleasant early summer weather overlooking the River Thames.

Letter of Appreciation – Pamela Price

Dear Lord Kennedy,

I am not sure if this is the proper form of address but whatever it should be this is a heartfelt thanks for your tour yesterday with the two South London Chambers. It was a joy and a privilege to be taken round the  Houses and to see them going about their business and for us to see some of the rich history which has made such democracy as we have. Thank you.

I could have spent far longer particularly in the library corridor which was not so full of dry titles as I had imagined and looking at all the pictures and fitting them in with such history as I remember and finding out about the ones I don’t know, who was Montrose, why did Lord and Lady Russel part? I am sure you know and I shall find out, so thank you again for arranging such an evening and then for drinks on the terrace where I could check out the wards and windows that I had stayed in at St Thomas’s opposite and meeting and chatting with new acquaintances. A very enjoyable way to spend a Wednesday evening so again Thank you.

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Uzbekistan & The Silk

Unaiza Malik (IT sector)

Meticulous planning and great attention to detail ensured a memorable trip
Our group was very diverse and demanding representing a range of sectors. Will explore the possibility of doing business with the country and hope to return there

Tony Waters (Security sector)

Very much enjoyed the trip to Uzbekistan with the London South Chamber of Commerce. The tour company was very professional and I had outstanding service from them. My Security business takes me all over the world but I had not previously visited Uzbekistan. This trip provided an insight into the business opportunities there and I hope to return and develop the contacts made.
Akhtar Hussain (Property sector) Thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Uzbekistan.I have travelled all over the world and I have never seen a clean country like Uzbekistan anywhere else.

The people are so polite and helpful. The Country has so many historical and beautiful places to see in Tashkent, Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand. There must be some other places as well which we have not seen. The country is full of Architectural wonders going back to centuries old. I have recommended my son to visit this country. He is an Architect.

Gerry MacDonagh (Chamber of Commerce)

The group was a very mixed one with people from diverse sectors. It was an eye-opener and members of the group are now much more aware of the business opportunities in the country. We will return to explore these further.

Jean Comley (Catering & Hospitality Sector)

I have a friend who runs a very well know language school here in Margate with students from all over the world including arabic and asian countries. I think he speaks Russian as well. I would like to give him contact details regarding maybe being able to offer his services. He would be very interested in taking students from Uzbekistan and will attend any follow-up meeting organised.

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March Business Lunch

Café Rouge in Hays Galleria are members of the Chamber. Situated on the bank of the River Thames close to HMS Belfast they offer a fine selection of French bistro cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere. The lunch was attended by 19 LSCC members, who enjoyed the following menu:

Menu

First Course

Soupe a l’oignon (French onion soup with sourdough croutons and Emmental cheese, served with baguette) OR

Camenbert (Warm breaded camembert with redcurrant and cranberry sauce) OR

Paté (Potted smooth chicken liver paté, shallot and raisin chutney, with chargrilled sourdough bread)

Second Course

Poisson frites (Battered crisp haddock served with frites and tartare sauce) OR

Demi poulet (Half roast chicken marinated in garlic and herbs with thyme jus thyme and black pepper. Served with frites or house salad) OR

5 oz “minute” rump (5 oz Black Angus “minute” rump served with frites or house salad; garlic butter available on request) OR

Moroccan vegetable tagine (Roasted courgette, carrots, butternut squash, baby spinach and chickpeas with toasted almonds and coriander chutney. Served with spiced coriander couscous) OR

Boeuf Bourguignon (Slow cooked beef in a red wine sauce with bacon lardons, caramelised shallots and mushrooms with herb mash)

Third Course

Crème brûlée (Caramelised vanilla crème with an almond tuile) OR   

Tarte au citron (Lemon tart with crème fraiche) OR     

Crèmes glacėes (Two scoops of: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or salted caramel ice cream)

Cost was £21 per head for two courses or £25 for three; this included a glass of wine or soft drink and service

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Business Club Meeting

This event was hosted by CoPear Managed IT Services in association with London South Bank University

This evening’s event focussed on the essentials of moving forward with IT and the new innovations and systems that businesses and individuals need to prepare for it.

The session was led by CoPear. The company are members of LSCC and specialise in:

  • Making up-to-date credit checks on potential new customers.
  • Monitoring the credit rating of existing customers.
  • Ensuring your company cash flow runs smoothly.
  • Cloud-based, automated invoice chasing, freeing up valuable office time.
  • Making sure you always get paid in full and on time
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Uzbekistan & The Silk

Unaiza Malik (IT sector)

Meticulous planning and great attention to detail ensured a memorable trip
Our group was very diverse and demanding representing a range of sectors. Will explore the possibility of doing business with the country and hope to return there

Tony Waters (Security sector)

Very much enjoyed the trip to Uzbekistan with the London South Chamber of Commerce. The tour company was very professional and I had outstanding service from them. My Security business takes me all over the world but I had not previously visited Uzbekistan. This trip provided an insight into the business opportunities there and I hope to return and develop the contacts made.
Akhtar Hussain (Property sector) Thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Uzbekistan.I have travelled all over the world and I have never seen a clean country like Uzbekistan anywhere else.

The people are so polite and helpful. The Country has so many historical and beautiful places to see in Tashkent, Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand. There must be some other places as well which we have not seen. The country is full of Architectural wonders going back to centuries old. I have recommended my son to visit this country. He is an Architect.

Gerry MacDonagh (Chamber of Commerce)

The group was a very mixed one with people from diverse sectors. It was an eye-opener and members of the group are now much more aware of the business opportunities in the country. We will return to explore these further.

Jean Comley (Catering & Hospitality Sector)

I have a friend who runs a very well know language school here in Margate with students from all over the world including arabic and asian countries. I think he speaks Russian as well. I would like to give him contact details regarding maybe being able to offer his services. He would be very interested in taking students from Uzbekistan and will attend any follow-up meeting organised.