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Askew Business Network October/November News

Getting personal about plastics: one woman's fight for zero waste

Tuesday 6 November, 7-8pm, The Duchess of Cambridge, 320 Goldhawk Rd, W6 0XF.

If you watched Blue Planet and wondered what you could do to help, come and meet Makayla Drummond-Murray from the Source Bulk Foods in Turnham Green.

She made a commitment to cut out plastic waste and this February opened her store in Chiswick, where customers can buy all the products using their own containers.

Makayla will tell us her story about the challenges of creating a new kind of business.

And she’ll share her very practical ideas for changing daily habits and reducing waste both in businesses and at home.

Free entry, buy your drinks at the bar and come upstairs. Registration available on Eventbrite here.. And before that…


ABN October lunch

Tuesday 30 October, 12.30-2pm, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP

We are back at the Orchard for our monthly ‘grab-a-bite’ lunch and general get together. All local businesses, freelancers and other local residents are welcome to this regular gathering that attracts a mix of regular guests and new faces. Feel free to bring any promotional material. We will send out a reminder nearer the time and look forward to seeing everyone there.

John Betts Primary School Exhibition 150 Years

Saturday 13 October, 11am-3pm, John Betts School, Paddenswick Road, W6 0UA

A history of the school since 1868. Documents, deeds and artifacts from the foundation of the school to the 1960s and later. Come and find out about the history of the area and the school from Victorian times to present day. Sponsored by West London Kitchens.


Word War 1 – Poetry, Art and Music

Friday 9 November 2018 – 8pm, St. Luke's Church, 450 Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS

An illustrated lecture given by Denis Moriarty on poet and soldier Wilfred Owen and his contemporaries. Tickets: Standard £10

Haydn’s Mass in Time of War: Concert for the Armistice

Saturday 10 November 2018 – 7:30pm, St. Luke's Church, 450 Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, this concert features Haydn's Mass in Time of War, performed by Kensington Olympia Festival Singers. Tickets: Standard £15, Students £10, Children free

To book tickets for these events visit KOFMA website www.kofma.co.uk or call 07779 108 108


West London Walks

Join Caroline MacMillan for her October walks below. More details are on her website www.westlondonwalks.co.uk. To book your place, please email her.

  • Thursday 4 October: 10.30am: Chelsea
  • Friday 12 October: 10.00am:The Artists Of Holland Park;
  • Tuesday 23 October: 10.00am: Putney Riverside;
  • Saturday 27 October: 10.00am: Askew Road For those who live around Askew Road, this is definitely the walk for you.

Stil time to nominate your favourite business in the 2018 H&F Brilliant Business Awards

Customers can still nominate their favourite businesses in three categories: Best Fulham Business, Best Hammersmith Business and Best Shepherd’s Bush Business. Each nomination counts as a vote. The closing date for public nominations is Sunday 21 October.

The winners will be announced at a glitzy awards evening on Wednesday 7 November. See H&F Brill Bizz for tickets or sponsorship opportunities.


Dates for your diary

Our networking meetings take place once a month, on different days of the week so as to reach as many people as possible. Dates of our next few meetings are below. We now have a calendar of our own and other local events on www.askewbusiness.co.uk/events.

  • Tuesday 30 Ocober 12.30-2pm: Grab a- Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern;
  • Tuesday 6 November, 7-8pm: The Duchess of Cambridge. Getting personal about plastics: one woman's fight for zero waste;
  • Tuesday 27 November 12.30-2pm: Final Grab a Bite Networking Lunch of 2018 Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern.

Local Askew Mag

The Autumn edition of the Askew 'Meet your Neighbours' magazine, sponsored by Finlay Brewer is now out. Pick up your copy from local shops or meet your neighbours in the online version at Askew Mag.

Reach over 500 subscribers with our ABN Featured Business

We regularly feature an article about a local business. You can read the latest one on our website here, under Featured Business.

If you would like to be our featured business of the month, please email info@askewbusiness.co.uk. There is a charge of £25 to cover administrative costs.

Tell us about your event

On the ABN website, we have a page dedicated to local events and news about what businesses around the Askew Road are up to. If you have any news about your business that you would like included, please tweet us at @AskewVillage or email us at info@askewbusiness.co.uk.

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