The Cooperative movement is the only political movement built on the foundations of business and this event has been put together to allow attendees to find out more about the support available around walthamstow for businesses, and how and why social forms of business engagement can bring added benefits to both business owners and the communities in which they work and live. There will also be plenty of time to meet other local business owners and entrepreneurs from the Walthamstow and Waltham Forest area.
Joining Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy, will be Chris Leslie MP, former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and member of the Cooperative Party, Andy Dixon the Chair of Waltham Forest Cooperative Party, as well as Karen Hayes who runs the Tritons CIC in Walthamstow who will share her experience of setting up a social enterprise in Walthamstow.
Also on hand will be local representatives of business support organisations including the @stowstartup group, the Hive (a new business support programme the Cooperative Group has set up) the East London Business Alliance and many more. The East London Brewing Company which is based in Walthamstow has offered to bring some of their products for attendees to try - and of course non alcoholic refreshments will also be available too!
Please note as it is in parliament registration is essential for this event, and once registered you will need to allow approximately fifteen minutes to pass through security. The event is open to residents of Walthamstow and those who run businesses in the Walthamstow area, so if you wish to bring other people with you please do let us know as they would be very welcome.
To register for this event and get details of the venue in parliament please email: