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Work Experience Success!

Here at StartUp Croydon, we are delighted to welcome enthusiastic young individuals to experience the workplace environment. In June 2024, Tiana shared her work experience with StartUp Croydon. This week has been a great work experience giving me insight into what makes a business thrive and the essential roles everyone…

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Have you heard about the new Creative Digital Lab?

At Startup Croydon, we are used to supporting early-stage businesses through training, mentoring and business space. We now find ourselves 6 months into delivering our own Startup project, The Creative Digital Lab. The project is a legacy to the London Borough of Culture during 2023/24. It leaves a real tangible…

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Parnership with London Learning Consortium

We are delighted to have partnered with the London Learning Consortium to help develop digital skills training for their current and future students using the talent and assets within our Creative Digital Lab. LLC provide digital skills for tomorrow's workforce and wish to hear from employers on the skills you…

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Embarking on a New Venture

JUNE GROWTH STORY BY MIKALA AYRES Building a Successful Business From Scratch – Mikala Aryes Consultancy

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How to Prepare Your LinkedIn Profile for Networking

LinkedIn is such a powerful platform for business networking. As well as acting as an online CV it's a useful tool to help you stand out as a key person of influence in your field. Local Digital strategist Chelena Peart founder of The Vault Virtual Agency helps small businesses make…

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Phishing and Raising Awarness

As many of our community will know, over the past 12 months, Startup Croydon has doubled our staff count as we deliver new projects, including the Creative Digital Lab and the E-Business Programme. This growth has offered much learning to us as a team as we navigate the expected challenges…

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Inside Impact Accelerates with Digital Transformation

As we have now been delivering The London E-Business Programme for 6 months, we are starting to see the impact of our consultancy. Read on for a testimonial from Alexa Sage of Inside Impact and the Digital Transformation her business has undergone since meeting our advisor.

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Celebrating Youth Power

This month we celebrate one of our small businesses at Weatherill House moving into a new office. Not just any office, but a space 3 times the size of where they started 4 years ago. Youth PWR Charity is a youth development and empowerment charity supporting young people in engaging,…

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Take a chance on Croydon

We've been busy in our podcast room delivering our usual podcast series with the wonderful Aysha Iqbal. This month we decided to evolve our offer and include video. We were delighted to have Matthew Simms CEO of the Croydon Bid come in to tell us all that is happening in…

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The Essentials of Scene Creation – UNREAL ENGINE

This workshop has been developed by Creative Digital Lab and University of the Arts London (UAL) through engagement with the South London Partnership (SLP), Big Creative Cluster and UAL’s Innovation Voucher Initiative. SHORT COURSE DESCRIPTION Welcome to our introductory Unreal Engine course, focused on the essentials of scene creation. This…

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Discover the Magic of STEM with The Science of Sound

For small business owners, the regular school holidays can often become a time of stress, as we try to manage family commitments and running our small businesses. Thankfully, there are solutions to help. One of our tenants at Weatherill House, The Science of Sound (SOS) unveils a unique educational adventure…

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Empowering Women in Business: International Women’s Day

Our small efforts to raise aspirations and celebrate women will influence and encourage future female leaders, so on March 8th we hosted another wonderful celebration of Women in Business by bringing together local professionals to inspire and raise up women in our region. In honour of International Women's Day, the…

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Work Experience Success!

Here at StartUp Croydon we love to welcome in enthusiastic young people to experience what it is like to spend time in the workplace.  Megan shares her work experience with StartUp Croydon in February 2024.  I was given the wonderful opportunity to complete my work experience at StartUp Croydon. Through…

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6 Steps to Marketing on Social Media

Owners of small businesses who have a limited marketing budget should consider using social media to build brand awareness. Discover how you can use social media as a free or low-cost marketing tool to help attract new customers.

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Thinking of Starting a Business… Just go for it, you won’t regret it!

This guest Blog is written by our newest Business Directory entry, Kathryn Vincent, Founder of Long White Cloud and celebrates the work-life balance required for busy Mums bringing up the next generation.   

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Celebrate Our Impact – StartUp Croydon Impact Report 2022-2023

We are excited to announce that our 2022-2023 impact report has been published and is available to view here https://issuu.com/startupcroydon/docs/startup_croydon_impact_report_2022-2023. In the past 12 months we continued to evolve Startup Croydon and have made some significant changes to our organisation’s culture and impact. As an initial summary, during the year…

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Celebrate National Apprenticeships Week

It’s National Apprenticeships Week from 5-11 February 2024. Apprenticeships offer people the opportunity to learn and train in different professions and industries while also getting real-life experience in a work environment.  It also provides individuals with a way of earning an income at the same time.

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Celebrating our Trustees!

As we start the new year we are delighted to welcome Colin Francis to our board of trustees. Colin steps onto the board as we have bid farewell to Georgina Thomas who is moving on to support another charity. We thank Georgina for many years of support and guidance, especially…

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Work Experience Success!

Here at StartUp Croydon we love to welcome in enthusiastic young people to experience what it is like to spend time in the workplace.  Romy shares her insights on how her week with StartUp Croydon in December 2023, has enhanced her understanding of various workplace skills. I had a chance…

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Unlock Your Marketing Potential!

Video Marketing is the most important marketing tool in your arsenal and we have the talent and the technology to help you bring your content to life! We can now help you to shoot video content, produce music videos, create virtual environments and launch a podcast series. Our facilities can…

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