Mark Aiston – fire & security
AFC Fire & Security supply and maintain fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and emergency lights, as well Fire Risk Assessments and structured Fire Warden training courses.
Hakeem Anjorin – care at home
At Right at Home we provide high quality home care to support our clients so they can live independently in their own homes.
We select, train and support our caregivers to ensure they make a positive difference to our clients’ lives on every care visit.
Quotes from our recent Care Quality Commission inspection report: ‘They are really outstanding, great carers, it looks like they have very good training and are of a high calibre.’
‘People using the service were complimentary about the running of the service, describing it as “outstanding”.‘
Feyley Barnham – start-up advice and support
StartUp Croydon has been supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses since 1983. During that time, we have enabled more than 8,000 businesses to take their first steps into the world of enterprise. As a not-for-profit charity, StartUp Croydon is able to offer free mentoring and seminars, mail box/business address, networking and business events, great value meeting rooms and all-inclusive office tenancies with an easy opt-out licence agreement. We believe that there is no better place to start your business.
Monica Beckles – HR consultancy
At Inside Advantage we believe your people are your edge and your key to superior operational and financial performance! We are people and performance management specialists and provide a range of strategic HR advice, support and training services. We help build the performance structures and management skills our clients need to drive high performance outcomes.
Our wealth of HR and leadership experience will support you to build relationships that work hard for your business and our extensive knowledge of employment law will assure your compliance with legislation.
Bringing a refreshingly commercial approach to people management, we work collaboratively with our clients to get the extra out of their people, delivering tangible bottom line improvements!
Jorg Bornhofft – cost management
XN’K Consulting are procurement specialists who use their national and international network to save their clients time and money.
Your outsourced purchasing department.
From standard to bespoke components; equipment and machinery; standard, technical and speciality products and a wide range of services, XN’K manage supplier evaluations, all necessary paperwork, third party control and the logistics, and can deliver savings to their clients of between 25 to 40% without compromising on quality!
Martin Briggs – IT
Our role is to help companies deal with and prevent the frustrations that computer systems can bring to a business.
The sort of companies that we work with either don’t have an in-house IT person and sub it out to a support company or they have a member of staff that deals with IT internally who needs cover when not around or assistance with larger jobs.
Having been in business since 1995, the company has grown around the philosophy of providing friendly and patient support along with the provision of hardware and software that fit a customer’s needs.
James Bulman – business telecommunications
We are a single point of access for any and all communications from a single line to a high end call centre, mobiles, broadband and all points between. We have decades of experience and owning and running our own docklands exchange puts us top of the tree. However technical excellence (which I am proud to say we have!) is not enough. We also understand it is not the technology that matters but the people and businesses that use it. This is why customers do not leave us. Whatever ails your comms, ask us. Advice is fulsome and free!
Peter Burke – accountancy
As a practice, we are forward thinking in the way we approach your business requirements, and the way we give you exceptional service, optimise your finances, use the latest technology and spark ideas to inspire you.
As professionals, we are all highly experienced, combining accountancy and tax expertise with commercial acumen – gained from working in industry.
As people, you will find us very approachable, working alongside you to protect and grow your business. You can relax in the knowledge that we will really get to understand your business and go beyond the average into the exceptional by adding real value.
Adrian Clay – promotional goods
We have a great selection of promotional items ranging from low cost to elegant executive gifts.
Our wide selection of advertising gifts ensures that you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for to promote your business.
Product ranges include promotional keyrings, custom t-shirts, conference folders, and much more.
We take every care to ensure that your requirements are met, if you wish to discuss your promotional product requirements please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team.
Beverley Corson – business coaching
Engineering Business Growth helps established small business owners from a wide range of sectors who are ambitious, frustrated, overwhelmed or dissatisfied, to drive their business to the next level.
Growth Masterclass: Half day masterclass in Croydon, Merton and Wandsworth http://www.engineeringbusinessgrowth.com/business-growth-masterclass
Growth Club: A 12 month group coaching programme delivering strategy, education, accountability and coaching, reporting substantial measurable results http://www.engineeringbusinessgrowth.com/business-growth-club
Damian Culhane CMgr, FCMI – coach & non-executive director
Damian is a Chartered Manager and professionally qualified executive coach with over 30 years experience. Damian works with individuals and organisations to improve performance by unlocking and developing their potential. His specialist subjects include: Maximising Leverage in Negotiations, Body language and Non-verbal communication, Professional Presentation skills, How to get the BEST out of your People, How to Maximise Client Relationships for Profit.
Damian is an active member of the IoD; a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management; he is a panel speaker for the Academy for Chief Executives and the Academy for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs; Damian is also a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and an accredited Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy.
Pauline Dean – flowers and balloons
Floral & Balloon Artistry is a small independent business situated in Surrey resting on the borders of Croydon, Sutton and South London.
Creating a great ambience is of paramount importance, as is our impressive service: each client is offered a consultation where we explore the event and devise a suitable plan to match their requirements.
We specialise in weddings, events, funerals and providing striking corporate weekly vase arrangements.
I have worked in both the event and education industries and am recognised as a florist, balloon artist and teacher, having received awards and had my work featured in bridal magazines.
Jonathan Docksey – branding & wayfinding
We create inspiring, attractive, iconic & engaging brands, developing a consistent visual message across all media.
Our clients have a wide range of requirements from, Branding, Brochures, Catalogues, Stationery, Exhibitions and Info-Graphics etc.
Working with town centres, retail, business improvement districts, industrial estates, healthcare centres, education sites, stadiums and parks and other clients. We develop wayfinding solutions to help people navigate around the built environment and open spaces discovering new places on their journey.
Andrew Eade – commercial finance
We are a Commercial Finance Broker, which means we help businesses secure the finance they need to grow, providing clear independent advice. We can provide a range of solutions including: Unsecured Working Capital Finance, New Asset Finance, Invoice Finance, Secured Loans, Commercial Mortgages, Bridging Finance, Buy to Let, Hmo mortgages and Development Finance. We use a whole of market approach working in partnership with High Street Lenders to more Niche Lenders so we find the right solution for our clients. Regulated by the FCA.
Rory Follwell – health insurance
I am a WPA Healthcare Partner. WPA is one of the UK´s most respected health insurers, offering excellent value and quality of service second to none.
We provide our customers freedom to choose who treats them, as we believe this is a
clinical decision and not a commercial one.
In a survey of over 1,000 doctors, 74% said they would commend WPA to family, friends and colleagues over other leading health insurers. We won the 2014 Cover Excellence Awards and the 2014 Health Insurance Awards.
WPA is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Bruce Gilchrist – electrical contractors
We are a family run firm of electrical contractors, established in 1972, carrying out electrical installations, rewires, repairs, maintenance, fault finding and NICEIC certified testing and inspections.
We work in domestic, industrial and commercial premises. Clients include local authorities, housing associations, schools, colleges, light industry, builders, the private sector and private individuals. We operate an emergency call out system during normal hours and can provide 24 hour emergency call out.
We are members of NICEIC, ECA, Construction Line and CHAS. We were also the first NICEIC member to gain UKAS accreditation, demonstrating the standard and quality of our work.
Matt Hills – travel counsellors
No two holidays are the same. My goal is to find, or create, the perfect experience for you – be it a new country, a special occasion, or simply a long-standing favourite destination. I will take the time to make your trip seamless, memorable and stress-free, with that all-important personal touch. Getting to know you, and your individual needs, means I can tailor-make your well-deserved break precisely to fit your budget and time-frame, and exceed all your expectations.
Call me today, and let me find you the perfect holiday!
Alan Hiscox – insurance
1Stop Insurance Consultants Ltd is a general insurance brokerage providing expert, independent advice from friendly staff who take time to listen and ask questions in order to understand our client’s needs.
We can insure practically anything, but the core areas of our business are property (domestic or commercial), business insurance of all types and travel insurance (some special schemes for those with sickness or other issues regarding travel).
Don Hooper – financial advice
Financial Goal Attainment have been advising clients on the full spectrum of independent financial needs for over 20 years and are based in Meopham, Kent.
We are a friendly, professional practice with three advisers who have a combined experience in the IFA market of over 90 years. The administration staff have also been at the company for many years.
Our clients are happy to recommend us to their friends as they are by far the best advertisement for our abilities.
We take great pride in the relationship aspect of independent financial advice.
Paul A Hooper – website design & build
Paul Hooper has been building websites since 1997, when he was working for Lombard North Central plc. He built their first website and their intranet. Since then Paul has built other websites for large financial institutions and for many small businesses and individuals, as proprietor of Route22 Ltd.
Route22 Ltd design build and manage WordPress websites and provide hosting services. We can provide a one stop shop but we are equally happy to work with marketing specialists, graphic designers, copywriters, and applications developers.
Dr Charles Kejeh – recruitment: education, health & technology
De-Charles Resources Limited (DCR) is essentially an international organisation of highly proactive and extremely experienced professionals in recruiting tailor made staff for the Education, Health and Technology sectors. We provide both permanent and temporary positions that can make all the difference for future continuing success and growth.
Frances Lamberth – physiotherapy
We are a home visiting physiotherapy service for elderly people in their own home or nursing home residents, their families and carers. We provide help, advice and practical treatment for all the problems around walking, mobility and balance. We help restore independence and quality of life. All our clients have their own personal physiotherapist, giving one-to-one attention.
Fairhand therapists are selected for their experience and caring attitude. Our friendly team listen and assess your needs. Prompt and professional care.
Help is at hand.
Bluewave are a group of expert tradesmen, headed by John Leathem. Each team member brings a unique blend of skills and experience to enable Bluewave to undertake a wide variety of jobs. This means that whatever the project Bluewave have access to the appropriately skilled people, and at the best possible price.
Leslie Lewis-Walker – videography
Lewis Walker Media is a London based company which provides a quality videography service for businesses, creating tailored video content with personality to help you stand out. We will assist you to create a video that you will be able to place on your website, YouTube and social media platforms. We help you to brainstorm your concept to ensure it is unique and help to execute your vision. We create: testimonial videos, training videos, cover product launches, corporate events and much more.
Steve Mead – cost management
Auditel combines powerful advanced analytical tools with an unrivalled knowledge base to monitor and examine business costs from every angle and keep expenditure under control. With the focused objective of improving your organisations bottom line, Auditel’s approach to strategic cost management delivers sustainable profit improvement, reduces waste and frees up in-house resources.
That’s why we can say with confidence that Auditel can make an immediate impact on your organisation’s performance.
Ian Miller – solicitor
We are a long standing solicitors’ practice and committed to providing the very best legal services and advice to individuals and businesses throughout South London.
Engagement and rapport with our clients is our priority from the start of each case in which we are instructed. To achieve this, with all our executive staff each dealing in specific areas of law, we are able to promote a relationship based on trust.
Our goal is to ensure that we understand our clients’ expectations and achieve the outcome they require.
Pankaj Patel – aparthotels & serviced apartments
At Flexistay we pride ourselves on great service, clean rooms and giving our guests a more homely in our Serviced Apartments and Apathotels.
Flexistay ApartHotels and Serviced Apartments offer reasonably priced and convenient accommodation in:
Croydon, Sutton, Gatwick, Tooting, Norbury, Reading and Leicester If you or any one you know are visiting London for business, leisure or just need to stay for a while, then Flexistay is the accommodation for you!
Call Pankaj if you are and investor or you have suitable properties throughout the UK.
Pat Patel – printer ink & toner
At Surrey Inks we supply you with your printer ink and toners. We sell both original and compatible printer inks, as well as new printers.
We have over 400 B2B customers in Croydon, Sutton and Bromley, and offer free local delivery to businesses.
David Podd – printing and signage services
Our Company was founded in 1950 by Charles Podd, as traditional printers, serving a wide range of local professions and trades in the South London area.
In 1962 Charles was joined by his son David and together they worked to create a solid client base, investing in many new and creative production facilities, all in-house.
Now, trading as Poddsprint, we remain a family run company in our own purpose built factory, providing high quality printing and signage services. David is the Managing Director together with his sons Michael, Richard and Matthew as owners and Directors.
Ade Salako – construction project management
Satius Consulting is a development and management organisation that prides itself in its proactive approach to developing project specific solutions which deliver real value for its clients.
We have extensive experience of providing specialist services in both the private sector and public sector where we have provide project management and engineering consultancy services for the built environment. As part of our services we provide:
- Programme management
- Project management
- Civil engineering
- Structural engineering
- Risk management
- CDM coordination
Claire Scaramanga MBA, FCIM – marketing consultancy
At Scaramanga, we develop marketing plans and implement integrated marketing campaigns that grow your business and profits, enter new markets, launch new products and services, getting maximum impact for your budget. All our campaign plans recommend the right mix of media for the target market and the message to be communicated. They’re integrated, measurable, scalable and cost-effective, covering: website, email marketing, social media, thought leadership, content marketing, PPC and social media advertising, events and marketing collateral.
Beatrice Schaer – sports therapy
MYPTtherapy is a multi healthcare clinic in the centre of Croydon.
We offer a wide range of therapies including:
– Sports Massage
– Holistic & Deep Tissue Massage
– Physical Therapy
– Sports Therapy
A team of experienced and knowledgeable therapists provide excellent care, treating the person as a whole.
Nathalie Selvon-Bruce – promotional events
A retro VW Camper and Beetle hire company offering funky wedding car hire, camper outdoor photo booths, self drive campervan adventures, and events promo hire.
Buttercup Bus offer a fleet of retro VW Campers and Beetles. These four wheeled friends love to get dolled up and can be hired as wedding cars with one of our drivers. The funky campervan photo booths are perfect for parties and promotional events… and for those with a sense of adventure, there is the option for self drive camping trips.
Buttercup Bus operate from Croydon, on the London, Surrey and Kent borders – get in touch and see how a retro VW makes everyone smile and wave at you as you pootle past!
Richard Sumner – custom built software solutions
We bridge the gap between spreadsheets and custom business software. Specialising in custom CRM and project management systems, using the power of Excel, to create custom business software which is affordable, simple and most importantly, custom made for your business.
Whether you want to upgrade your existing spreadsheets or you want a complete new project, we would love to find out what you need and deliver your bespoke solution. We also provide custom spreadsheets to analyse your CSV exported files, and present the data in a dashboard.
Ally Whitlock – photography
Photographs are an essential aspect of business, engaging existing and prospective customers with your products, services and people. It’s often the very first thing a potential client will see about you. We trust what we see far more than what we read, a professionally taken photograph reflects the professional nature of a business.
We create images for:
Marketing and advertising
We also photograph weddings.
Desmond Wilmott – office cleaning & facilities management
Having a clean office environment is essential to good health. In an unclean office germs spread quickly; a healthier environment means healthier employees and a potential reduction in absenteeism due to illness.
Your image is at stake. Take a look at your office reception, how welcoming is it to your clients? When was the last time that it had a good deep clean?
With NIC Services providing your organisation with a high quality cleaning service, you will have more time to focus on the other aspects of running your business.
Andy Yiannakou – recruitment
Select Croydon is a recruitment agency, supplying temporary, contract and permanent business support staff to organisations in and around the Croydon area. Our focus is matching the best local talent with the best organisations in the area.