City of Westminster College is a leading provider of post-16 education in the London Borough of Westminster and delivers a wide range of courses to some 7,000 students each year, with both full-time and part-time courses available to young people and adults.
The College, which celebrated its centenary in 2006, is led by Principal Keith Cowell and a Board of Governors. We also benefit from strong working relationships with our Partners, including inner London secondary schools, London universities and our local community in north Westminster. We also work closely with Westminster City Council to plan courses that meet the current and future needs of learners.
Our courses range from post-16 A Level and BTEC vocational provision up to HE and degree level across a wide range of disciplines. This is combined with a range of professional development courses and programmes to ensure not only do we meet the educational needs of individual learners, but we address specific business needs too.
In 2015 we entered into a Strategic Alliance between City of Westminster College, College of North West London and Kensington and Chelsea College, with the aim to deliver the highest quality education and training opportunities for students and employers together, across central and west London and beyond. At the heart of the alliance is the commitment for each College to work together collegiately towards meeting the Government’s ambition of higher level technical and vocational skills and education, including the potential establishment of Institutes of Technology. This will ensure Central and West London has the Centres of Excellence its economy needs, which build on the strengths of the group in the Creative Arts, Computing Technology, Engineering and Construction sectors. This will provide a sustainable long term future and the best opportunities for our students.
We are committed to working fairly with students, staff, partners, stakeholders and visitors and our vision is to be excellent in every way. Our core values are: Ambition, Responsibility, Respect.
Amey is a leading UK public and regulated services provider with over 21,000 employees. Amey provides Total Facilities Management(TFM) services to Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham who have combined to procure a shared service contract that covers nearly 2,000 buildings since October 2013. Amey expects to save each council over £2 million a year through operational efficiencies, which is equivalent to a saving over current costs of more than 34%. In 2015 the London boroughs of Camden, Bexley, Waltham Forest and Haringey have also joined the framework.
Amey operates over 320 contracts, providing an unrivalled range of services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management. Services are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer stand-alone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.
Amey is owned by Ferrovial. They are one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Ferrovial employs approximately 65,000 employees and operates in over 25 countries. Ferrovial’s activities focus on four business sectors construction, airports, toll roads and services. Amey is part of the Services division.
Bouygues UK operates under the following Management Units; Construction, Housing and Thomas Vale, and our property development and regeneration company, Bouygues Development. In recent years, we have increased our presence in the UK through the acquisition of Warings, Thomas Vale, Leadbitter and Denne. These, together with our existing operations, position us as a major British player with a combined turnover of around £800 million, approximately 150 sites and 1500 people.
We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality commercial property, focused on retail locations around the UK and London offices.
The Concord brand is part of the Havells Sylvania Group and is one of Europe’s most respected Architectural lighting brands for Display Lighting, with strong credentials in Museums, Galleries and Luxury Retail.
With a strong manufacturing base in the UK, Concord is renowned for its strong design ethos, high technical performance and aesthetic form. Concord focuses on bringing lighting solutions to meet the needs of architects, interior and lighting designers.
Mathys & Squire is one of Europe’s most established and renowned specialist IP firms. Founded in 1910 we are proud to have over 100 years of experience in the protection and commercialisation of Intellectual Property rights, and continue to lead the field with our consistent insight, innovation and quality. We operate from four offices across the UK, in London, Cambridge, Manchester, and York. We are a full service IP firm with specialist attorneys in a wide range of technical fields including biotechnology, pharmacology, electronics, engineering, software, chemistry, IT, and communications. All clients benefit from strategic and cost-effective advice, and our high level of responsiveness and expertise.
Being an active part of the start-up and SME community is important to us. Many of our clients do not have in-house IP expertise and we work alongside them to advise on the best course of action, that will make the most commercial sense. Understanding the value of a potential innovation or a brand is as important as understanding the technology or marketing behind it. Clients in this space value our honesty and we are well-known for the robust and practical advice that we give.
For more information please contact Graham: GJSpenceley@mathys-squire.com
Founded in 1976, the Epwin Group has grown and developed both organically and by acquisition over the last 38 years. It now employs over 2000 people with approximately 1.2 million sq.ft of production and warehousing space and has an annual turnover of £265m.
In July 2014 the Epwin Group was listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market starting a new era in its history.
From its origins as one of the first PVC-U window fabrication businesses in the UK, the Epwin Group has changed significantly to become a stable and substantial player, selling a much broader range of low maintenance building products.
The Group operates from four extrusion and moulding facilities manufacturing both PVC-U window profile extrusions and PVC-UE cellular roofline, cladding and window trim extrusions. In addition, the business produces glass sealed units from two plants, as well as operating a number of fabrication facilities manufacturing PVC windows and doors along with GRP and thermoplastic door sets.
Epwin Group businesses can supply virtually any external plastic building product from our range of roofline, cladding, windows, doors, conservatory roofs, guttering, underground and soil systems, cavity closers and curtain walling.
Euro Car Parks is internationally renowned for its first class parking services, instantly recognisable and highly respected brand, outstanding customer service and market leading expertise. Founded in 1976, ECP employs 1000+ staff and operates over 750 car parks across the UK, Ireland and Europe, assisting 500,000 motorists a day. We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Westminster Kingsway College is a further education college in central London with Centres in Camden and Westminster offering academic and vocational courses at all levels for 16-18 year olds and adult learners, including BTECs, A-Levels, Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees, Access to HE, Higher Education, Distance Learning, Employability Training and Short Courses, as well as bespoke training for employers and specialist programmes delivered with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and WKC Job Train.
Grosvenor is a privately owned property group, active in some of the world’s most dynamic cities. We hope to make a lasting contribution to the communities in which we are active, and to the environment, taking advantage of the property skills and the long-term perspective that we have developed over many generations.
John Lewis began trading in 1864 on London's Oxford Street, and has grown to become the largest omni-channel retailer in the UK with 46 John Lewis shops (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) and a growing online business - johnlewis.com.
City of Westminster College is a further education college located in the borough of Westminster, central London, meetings away from Edgware Road and Paddington tube stations, and we offer over 200 courses across a wide range of subjects .
*We are Central London's top vocational College.
*We are City of Westminster College.
London Executive Offices (‘LEO’) is a leading provider of luxury office accommodation and high quality Serviced Offices, Virtual Offices, Meeting Rooms and Event Space. Our premium portfolio, located in Prime Central London, consists of 35 properties ranging from listed period buildings to modern purpose-built offices.
Whatever your scale, our luxury serviced offices in London will meet your needs – whether that’s an individual office for one, or a head office for 70. Our flexible office spaces provide a high class environment, complete with all the services that modern businesses demand.
Our 35 un-branded buildings, all in the heart of London’s Zone 1, offer a range of services at competitive rates. Use them on an ad-hoc basis for meetings and boardrooms or any other activity a business might need: conferencing and event space; catering and events services; table service in the business lounges; car parking; or for additional or bespoke IT and technical services.
The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business established by Act of Parliament and pays its profit to Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. A core focus of its business involves actively promoting land across the estate for development, which helps to meet the needs of local communities for new commercial and residential accommodation. Last year they secured consent for 7,000 homes across the country.
Built on the foundations of quality service, technology and consultative thinking, Park is now the preeminent printer in London. We aim to exceed our customers’ expectations with our flexible approach and commitment to prompt project delivery.
It helps of course to have the very best printing technology available and to have developed a very special screening technology, 'Park XD Screening'. This has moved us ahead of our competitors in achieving the highest standards of quality. It also helps that we have the financial strength to keep investing in the latest printing technology, and in the best people.
But our business couldn't succeed without the passion the whole team has for the entire print process. We eat, breathe and sleep print.
WhiteHat is the top digital solution for attracting the best non-graduate talent. We receive applications from over 1,500 young people a week looking to start apprenticeships, the vast majority of whom have strong academic records.
We use gamification and video profiling to match candidates to roles they will excel in. We also advise businesses on how to get the most from the Apprenticeship Levy and work to get existing training and qualifications matched to relevant apprenticeships.
FINPOINT is the one-stop-shop for SME finance, giving access to over 80 finance providers. Whether sourcing funding for your own business or advising others, just prepare one finance request and share it anonymously with our lenders.
Our platform simplifies the process of finding business finance; each application typically attracts interest from between 3 to 8 lenders. Then it's back over to you to negotiate with each finance provider and come to an agreement.
With FINPOINT, businesses save time and enhance their chances to get approval regardless of finance type, the amount sought or the industry they are in.
He is a specialist adviser to expatriates all over the world in the very specialist field of transferring UK pensions out of Britain into registered trusts in Guernsey (QROPS), Business Continuity Planning – focusing on Key Man & Business continuity planning for Corporates; shareholder protection & Buy & Sell agreements; Corporate Governance & Risk Management advice.
Citibase offers fully serviced business centres for cost-conscious SMEs in around 50 locations nationwide including two in the heart of Westminster – Citibase London Victoria and Citibase London Millbank.
Citibase concentrates on town and city centre locations and offers their customers over 1 million sq. ft. under management. Founded in 1993, the business has at its heart the ‘Freedom at Work’ philosophy; a deep-routed commitment to support and nurture cost-conscious SMEs whether they are setting out for the first time or taking bigger steps on the path to growth. Being in a Citibase centre gives SMEs the independence to be freed from expensive rents and rates, inflexible terms, service charges, hidden costs and corporate restrictions. By taking the stress of running a building off business’s hands, Citibase allows SMEs to focus on growing a successful business.
Their unique disruptive business model brings together both clients and customers. Over the last 23 years they have been commissioned by some of the largest and smallest names in the UK property market to help execute a plan for their under-utilised office space.
They provide solutions to property owners, by taking over the management of the building, allowing building owners to generate a cash income from secondary office space with minimum stress whilst providing SME customers with cost-effective office solutions.
Citibase also offers building owners with short-term voids a smart way of enjoying the hassle-free cash which only Citibase can generate by launching one of their unique pop-up business centres. It’s easy-in and easy-out, and Citibase will manage the entire process.
First Alliance Financial Services is a Wealth Management practice committed to meeting client needs by providing a strong client focused service, offering financial planning solutions tailored for our client’s needs. With over 40 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry, we understand the importance our clients place on trust, integrity and sound financial advice.
Our keep it simple approach, helps individuals and business owners identify where they are today, where they would like to be tomorrow and then work with you to help bridge any identified gaps.
Blueprint Film are an award winning video production company creating branded content, documentary film and social media campaigns. With clients ranging from global brands to social enterprises, we have the experience, ideas and passion to understand audiences and deliver fresh and engaging video productions.
Complimenting our video production facilities, we also supply live video streaming services for sports and events, manage cultural events and produce original content in the form of feature length films.
Altiplano Finance offers comprehensive Financial Planning services in a range of areas including pensions & investments, mortgages, insurances, estate planning and corporate solutions.
We offer clients a complimentary planning session so that we can help them get a better picture of their circumstances.
At DMA we place equal value on design and delivery excellence. We have a growing reputation for developing innovative, technology-led solutions to solve tricky problems around design, programme and budget. Through critical analysis of our performance, and working with our clients and collaborators, we aim to improve our work every day through incremental changes.
WE ARE FARM
The early web was all about hamsters dancing, reuniting with friends and setting up your own space. In the last decade, the internet has meant that every business needs to iterate faster, try new ideas - we all face change every single day.
Digital disruption, wearables, ecommerce, the sharing economy, the internet of things; the future is happening now.
Yet throughout the digital revolution, there is still a backbone of standards, protocols and practices which remain unchanged; HTTP. Email. Fast, reliable performance. Great user experience. The agility to quickly try new ideas.
We focus on these fundamentals and couple them with modern engaging design to create scalable platforms that have and will stand the test of time.
We build tomorrow's websites today. We future proof the internet.
We are experts in organisational change, helping to build better businesses across the world. Our support will allow you to face change confidently, engineer your business for growth and fully take advantage of opportunities that come your way.
Q5 works across all sectors, allowing us to draw on different expertise to provide our clients with different perspectives on their challenges.
We can help make the most of your company and we will do it your way.
GL Hearn is one of the UK’s leading property consultancies providing trusted commercial property advice to the public sector, developers, investors and occupiers. Our goal is a simple one – to understand our clients’ business, bring our expertise and enthusiasm to bear and work with them to create, develop, protect and enhance their business interests.
Our strategy informs our approach to any given project and we are fortunate at GL Hearn to be one of the country’s top 20 multi-disciplinary consultancies with highly experienced specialists in valuation, investment, planning and building consultancy. Our clients place their trust in us for actionable advice and it is this aspect of our service that has kept us thriving as a business from our modest beginnings in 1923 to the successful national organisation we have become today.
housands of SME’s are receiving tax credits from the government for research and development projects. We’re 100% successful in helping our clients evaluate and claim cash back, or gain tax relief on advances and innovations they’ve made - all with no upfront fee. SME’s can see a return of up to 25% of relevant costs, and businesses are claiming back £46,000 on average – a great cash injection for any business or future tax relief.
Who are our clients?
Many of our clients are from the software, manufacturing, construction and engineering sectors but we work with all types of businesses. Here's what it takes to qualify for SME R&D tax relief:
• Fewer than 500 employees
• Under 100m Euro turnover
• Eligible to pay UK Corporation Tax
• Using considerable expertise to solve real-world problems
• Investing in staff, software, consumable items, prototypes or materials
Not nearly enough business owners know about R&D Tax Credits, or realise what an enormous boost they are. Many mistakenly assume that they're too difficult to qualify for or underestimate the scale of what's on offer. Some simply can't imagine that the scheme would even apply to their business. RIFT R&D Tax Credits is working hard to change all of this, and we're only just getting started.
Research and Development isn't the clear-cut, restrictive category that most people expect. To really get the best out of R&D Tax Credit claims takes close attention and a real understanding of how to present your innovations to HMRC. This is where RIFT R&D Tax Credits really shines, with our proven track record of successfully reclaiming tax for companies no matter what business they're in.
Find out if RIFT R&D Tax Credits can help your business,
visit www.riftresearch.com or call 01233 653008
Taj Hotels London offers 2 exceptional hotels in the very heart of Westminster. With four restaurants, including Michelin-starred Quilon, two bars, a Wellness Centre and the award-winning St. James’ Courtyard, conference rooms and banqueting suites, St. James’ Court and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate are sure to be your favourite London hotel.
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London is a slice of the past served on a contemporary platter, perfectly placed between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is a suite-only, 5 star heritage hotel, perfectly positioned close to Buckingham Palace and Mayfair and just a stroll from London’s greatest landmarks.
Cascade Group delivers everyday print and design services such as copying, digital colour printing and binding as well as more sophisticated ‘couture’ solutions including direct marketing, large format displays and lithographic printing to meet the needs of an exacting clientele.
With dedicated and reliable production experts on the ground at every outlet, a secure, private lithographic production facility, a design and marketing studio of top creative talent and a variety of strategic niche partners, Cascade Group is able to meet and deliver upon any print or design requirement, budget or timescale.
Cascade Group has evolved into a modern print and design house built on three generations of experience with a chain of outlets in London’s most prestigious business districts. Cascade Group’s ability to deliver a personalised service is without parallel in the City of London.
Having seen many print and design technology milestones, Cascade Group has been introduced innovations to London businesses ranging from colour photocopying and digital printing to on-site large format printing and personalised marketing.
By providing the right technology, the right people and the right solution, we ensure our clients achieve their objectives – we call this the ‘Cascade Effect’.
With a loyal clientele spanning organisations ranging from entrepreneurs and small businesses to the most prestigious FTSE100 companies, Cascade Group’s success is testament to the ability of its people to focus on delivering excellent results.
Marcos Bevilacqua provides photographic services and imaging solutions to business professionals and individuals in London and in the UK.
I specialise in corporate, editorial and commercial portraits, lifestyle and interiors producing fresh, modern, engaging and charismatic images. I work for corporate clients directly, I undertake editorial commissions from all types of publication and work extensively with design and PR agencies.
We are an architectural practice focused on the pursuit of quality, from the initial concept design through to the delivery of the completed building.
Architecture is a blend of complex forces, from the needs dictated by individuals to the performance of building materials. The focus of every project must include a commitment to understanding the culture, climate and identity of a place.
Through a commitment to this understanding, and a process of demanding design selection, clear goals can be established by the architect and client in order to produce a joint project vision. With wisely managed project programmes and clear cost control Nick Baker Architects are committed to the creation of architectural quality.
Our method of working is based on collaborative consideration. Models, 3D renderings, animations and hand sketches are critical tools of the language of communication, each serving to demonstrate the evolution of a design.
It is through these channels that we aim to produce buildings on time, on budget and with architectural excellence.
Nick Baker and business partner Ian Peters met while working on the award wining Foster and Partners project for international multimedia specialists JCDecaux in West London.
INTOO UK & Ireland is a talent management business committed to helping organisations create environments
where talent really thrives, true potential is realised and business results are achieved.
We’re passionate about careers. We believe that supporting employees to develop their careers in an ever-
changing organisational landscape is what ultimately drives long-term business success.
We combine our creativity, deep expertise and extensive experience to partner with companies to develop the
potential of their people, transform performance and transition skills as business needs evolve. We focus on high-
touch personalised solutions, putting the individual and the organisation at the centre of everything we do;
building our programmes around needs and desired outcomes. Our areas of expertise include coaching,
mentoring, career development, change management and outplacement.
The book ‘The E Myth’ suggested that the reason most small businesses fail is that they are run by a ‘technician’ who knows how to do the technical work but lacks in two other vitally important roles – that of an ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘manager’. e business coaching helps business owners to develop these additional traits, changing the focus from working IN their businesses to working ON their businesses.
e business coaching offers a blend of coaching, mentoring and consulting, to help clients plan, organise and control their business – the three key areas of the entrepreneurial management process.
Our unique combination of experience and knowledge can be shared either on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, depending on the client’s preference and our advice following our initial ‘discovery session’. We can help with anything from getting through a block in the road (we all need someone to bounce ideas off from time to time) to planning a new business.
e business coaching charge for our time at a similar level to many other coaches and consultants, however there is one big difference – our fees are value based, which means that up to 30% of our fee is paid when we have achieved the goals we agreed with our client at the start of our relationship. In this way, we deliver one of our core values – accountability.
Perfect Pitch represents a new era of Telemarketing Agency that offers you sales expertise and proven sales professionals mixed with trained actors as the voice of your telemarketing campaign, on terms to suit your business.
We champion old school values of telephone engagement and conversation whilst embracing modern technology to ensure the maximum impact for each and every campaign. By investing time to understand your business, our people become ambassadors for your company - selling its products or services impressively and successfully.
We do not enforce minimum contract periods meaning our clients stay with us because they want to not because they have to. If you've had to reduce your sales teams or are looking to boost sales without employing additional personnel, please call us today.
Property Wealth Management is a unique voice in the rental market, offering landlords world class property management at a fraction of the commission they’re paying to an estate agent. Our fixed-fee membership service starts at £45 per month and offers complete care of the property asset, round-the-clock fault reporting and repair tracking and access to the very best professional and trades services at prices you can’t find on the High Street. Reinventing your rental world with us could save you up to 60% of your existing management fees, and knowing your property is in expert hands means peace of mind comes as standard.
M24Seven is the UK’s fastest growing connectivity and internet infrastructure provider. Following the acquisition of Venus Business Communications, M24Seven now covers all of central London and the City, providing superfast, high speed connectivity of up to 10gigabit/sec.
M24Seven also operates the most advanced hybrid ISP network in the UK and, by combining its unique offering of wireless and wired technology, is able to offer scalable connectivity solutions that are typically implemented five times quicker than traditional fibre and copper based services.
Established in 2000, M24Seven have expanded to provide even more network infrastructure and connectivity. With six sites across the UK and Europe, the organisation hosts the greenest datacentres in Romania, and are connected to over 17 global internet exchange points including New York, London, Singapore, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
M24Seven prides itself on connecting businesses through innovative, integrated technology for enhanced productivity. It does this through a number of complementary products and services, including: Connectivity, Hosting, Voice over IP and Security; enabling businesses to access the tools they need to success, on a 24-7 basis.
Butcher & Gundersen are a leading brand and communication consultancy based in London with an insatiable appetite for conquering complexity through the magic of design. Our approach is straightforward – we listen, we question, we create.
Great communication is much more than product packaging or service providing. It’s about understanding what you’ve set out to achieve. It’s about consistency of message, understanding the audience journey and the complexities of the modern day market.
From packaging to communications, information design to corporate brochures, we tackle our clients’ strategic and creative needs with passion, purpose and panache.
Butcher & Gundersen. Uncomplicated by design.
Zen China Restaurant Ltd has its restaurant Bao Fa Garden Restaurant & Bar right on top of Sealife along Queen's Walk next to London Eye. Inside the restaurant it has the most stunning view of the Thames, the Parliament and London Eye. The restaurant capacity is 170 people. The restaurant has just been renovated and expanded. The new head chef is a world class award winner in global cuisine. The Asian Fusion menu is going to be served here.
The restaurant is a high class fine dining and it is most suitable for business events, wedding parties and birthday parties. We welcome businesses to come and visit us and let us know your event plans.
Westminster is one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in Britain. Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) reflects that diversity as one of the largest local authority adult education providers in the country.
The service is part of the education department of the City of Westminster and is funded by the Skills Funding Agency. Our board of governors includes elected members of the city council and members from the community and local organisations.
We have strong roots in the community, running courses where they are needed through partnerships with the local authority and other community and education bodies.
To ensure the quality of our courses and support for students we are inspected by Ofsted. On courses leading to national qualifications, we must also meet the high standards required by examination bodies. We aim to make it as easy for our learners as possible to study here.
Wilder Coe LLP is a 12 partners-strong, multi-disciplinary accountancy firm based in the West End. We provide comprehensive professional services in the following key areas of Accountancy:
Audit and Assurance
Tax (corporate and personal)
Credit Management Services
Corporate Finance and Consultancy
Our aim is simple: We want to see you thrive by helping you to maximise your wealth and minimise your risk. Our honest and straight-forward approach has created the trust that our client relationships are based on – over the years and today. The key to our success lies in the wide range of skills of our partners and the level of specialisation in each of the services we provide.
Over the years, Wilder Coe LLP has distinguished itself by being exactly the right size of firm: We are not too big – which means we can take the time to care about you – but are large and well-established enough to service all your requirements. Whether you’re an SME or a large national or international business, we work closely for and with all our clients.
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