HBN Bulletin April - News, discounts and opportunities for Hackney businesses

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Shape the future of Shoreditch

Future Shoreditch

Shoreditch is the creative heart of London, and is at the centre of the UK’s cultural and digital economy. Businesses along with new residents and visitors continue to be drawn to the area.

This demand presents great opportunities as well as challenges, as rents rise and the supply of affordable workspace struggles to meet demand.

Hackney Council wants to protect and sustain Shoreditch’s unique character and manage the pressures that the growth of the area brings with it. To do this an Area Action Plan – Future Shoreditch - is being developed.

We want to hear from you - what are the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the area? You can have your say on the consultation page until 10 May 2017.

Hackney Venues offer 35% discount to HBN subscribers

Stokey Town Hall

Hackney Venues is a collection of some of the most sought after spaces in east London. Featuring two beautifully restored Art-Deco town halls, an eighteenth century mansion house, a former water pumping station, a state-of-the-art conference venue and RIBA award winning sports centre. As a special offer to HBN subscribers Hackney Venues are offering the following discounts when you quote HBN2017 in your booking:

  • 35% discount on any bookings for Hackney House taking place in April and May 2017
  • 35% discount on Monday - Thursday bookings for Stoke Newington Town Hall taking place between April and August 2017

Visit the website for full venue information.

Welcome to Euan's Guide!

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Euan's Guide features disabled access reviews from disabled people and their friends and families. 

"The aim of Euan's Guide is to empower disabled people by providing information that will give confidence and choices for getting out and about."

Are you ready to list your venue for free on Euan's Guide? Then read on to find out what's involved.

Who can list?  We call businesses, attractions and services listed on Euan's Guide 'venues'. Venues are any place open to the public, so that could be a shop, cafe, airport, library, museum, beach, festival, university or anywhere else! 

Why should I list?  Listing on Euan's Guide is different from listing on other review websites. We've been asked by some venues 'why should I list?', so we put together a few good reasons.

How do I list? It's easy! Log in to Euan's Guide, click the 'List Venue' button either on this page or the homepage, and then follow the steps on screen. Don't forget, you'll need to have some photos of your venue ready to upload. If you have more than one venue to list, just keep on adding them! For more details on how to list, check out the guide.


Free business law advice


BPP Legal Advice Clinic for Enterprise provides free legal advice to the public on business law matters. 

Administered by law students, under the supervision of qualified Lawyers, they can advise on a range of legal issues such as: setting up a business, protecting intellectual property rights, contract clauses, company procedures, disputes with suppliers or customers and governing law. Email for further information.

Crowdfund London 2017

Mayor of London

Crowdfund London gives you the opportunity to pitch your ideas, big and small, for projects which will make your local area even better.The new regeneration programme gives Londoners a chance to play a part in transforming where they live. 

If you have an idea which will make your local area special, celebrate local character and bring people together then the Mayor of London could help you make it happen.

City Hall are looking for innovative ideas that benefit the whole neighbourhood and show community support through a crowdfunding campaign. The best could attract a pledge of up to £50,000 from the Mayor to help you hit your target and bring your idea to life.

WDP Capital Card - help change local lives.

Capital Card

WDP are pioneering the first reward card of the substance misuse sector, and Hackney is the first borough where it's being implemented. A Council approved scheme - it rewards client engagement through a simple earn-spend point system. WDP need support from Hackney businesses to make this become a reality, find out how you can help here or by emailing Laura Morton.