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Stratford Original, time to get involved! 

Annual General Meeting

Call for businesses to help shape the future of Stratford 

Do you believe Stratford is the most exciting place in London right now? Do you want to make the town centre cleaner, safer and more attractive? You now have the opportunity to get involved in the Stratford Original Business Improvement District.

If you have a business within the BID area, join us at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 1st October 2015 from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Picture House. You will have the chance to meet the Management Board and Steering Groups and get involved in the BID.

Further joining instructions for the AGM will follow but please ensure this date is in your diary. 


Discounted Trade Waste Services  

To help deliver savings to your business, we have teamed up with award winning company First Mile to offer you discounted trade waste services including residual and recycling waste and free collection of batteries and toners. By signing up to the service, you can make substantial savings.

For businesses with special requirements, the team will be visit your premises and carry out a site audit to best advice on how achieve savings and help your business recycle.  

To get a quote and/or sign up to the service, please call 0800 612 9894 quoting 'Stratford Original' and you will be given discounted rates on the spot.
Stratford Businesses Getting Set for Growth 
Are you looking to grow your business but struggling to get off the starting blocks? GetSet for Growth is a specialist service tailored for small businesses in East London with the potential and ambition for sustainable growth. Thanks to funding from J.P. Morgan, this service is freely available to businesses in Stratford. 

A range of workshops, masterclasses and 1:1 support are available and could increase your knowledge and skills, and give you the clarity, focus and confidence to achieve your growth potential. Over 1,000 businesses around the country have already benefitted from the support and accessed over £2 million in growth finance. To find out how GetSet could help your business visit or call 0800 121 4458.
Night Tube Coming to Stratford  

In the early hours of 12 September 2015, Transport for London will launch the night time Tube service.

The Night Tube will support London's 24-hour lifestyle by offering a round-the-clock service on Fridays and Saturdays, on five lines: the Jubilee, Victoria, and most of the 
Central Line, Northern and Piccadilly lines. 

The Night Tube will cut night-time journeys by an average of 20 minutes, with some cut by more than an hour. It will also play a vital role in opening up London's night-time economy, supporting almost 2,000 permanent jobs and boosting the economy by £360m.

Tenders open for accountancy and joint procurement services 

We are currently looking to appoint a professional and reputable accountancy firm as well as a provider able to deliver savings to business through joint procurement services for Stratford Original Business Improvement District to our businesses. Please check out our website for further details. 

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to get involved on 0208 555 7065 or email Alternatively, you can visit for more information and follow us on twitter @StratfordOrig
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Stratford Original
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