Building for the future
In our first term Blue Bermondsey established itself as a major stakeholder in the area and proved that there is no other organisation better placed to develop and deliver an overall vision for the area. In our second term, we are building on what has been achieved and are at the forefront of many new and exciting local initiatives.
We have built relationships with private sector business, the local community, public sector and other key stakeholder organisations within Southwark and beyond to help raise the profile and bring investment into the area.
Working for you
We are run by local business owners and our first priority is serving our businesses and any help or benefits we can bring by working together.
Bicycles and cargo bikes can offer a fast, clean alternative to motorised deliveries in London.
Working with businesses along and around London’s Low Line corridor in Southwark, the Bikes for Business initiative is making zero-emission cargo bike deliveries the mainstream solution for business freight.
The Bikes for Business project can help you with making the switch to Cargo Bikes by offering you business:
- Up to £700 in subsidies to get you started
- Connecting you with a Cargo Bike delivery service
- A case study for your business
- Positive advertising and promotion.
Health & Safety has always been an essential every business, especially in the food service sector. This is even more important in light of the Covid-19 crisis, where keeping up with the requirements can be overwhelming.
That is why we have enlisted Navitas, who are one of Europe’s leading food safety agencies, to offer our member businesses and staff FREE online training courses.
Get certified in health and safety, HR and legal as well as food safety.
All courses are approved by qualified environmental health practitioners.
Health & Safety training with industry standard awards.
- EHO Qualified
- EHO Approved
- CPD Accredited
- CPD Accredited
All you have to do is:
1. Choose the course from the list below.
2. Email Blue Bermondsey BID manager firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice, quoting your BID reference number.
3. You will be emailed a link to log in and begin your training.
When you complete the course you will be emailed your accredited certification.
|Alcohol Licensing Awareness (GN 400)|
|Allergen Awareness (AA 100)|
|Allergy Awareness: An Introduction (AA 101)|
|Allergy Awareness: Know Your Allergens (AA 102)|
|Awareness in the Workplace – COVID-19|
|Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace (HR 600)|
|Crisis Training – COVID-19|
|Equality and Diversity (HR 601)|
|Fire Safety (HS 500)|
|GDPR: An Introduction (HR 606)|
|Health & Safety in Reception (HS 501)|
|Introduction to COSHH (HS 503)|
|Introduction to HACCP (FS 204)|
|Level 1 Introduction to Food Safety in Catering (FS 202)|
|Level 1 Introduction to Health & Safety in Catering – (Republic of Ireland) – (HSC 303)|
|Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (FS 200)|
|Level 2 Food Safety in Catering – Republic of Ireland (FS 207)|
|Level 2 Health & Safety in Catering (HSC 300)|
|Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace (HS 502)|
|Level 3 Managing Food Safety (FS 201)|
|Level 3 Managing Health & Safety (HSC 301)|
|Managing Legionella (HS 504)|
|Mental Health Awareness (HR 602)|
|Remote Working (HS 505)|
|Safeguarding Children (HR 603)|
|Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (HR 604)|
|Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (HR 605)|
|Vacuum Packing (FS 206)|
|Vacuum Packing and Sous Vide (FS 203)|
|Safety Bite – All About DSE|
As we enter 2021, keep your business moving with Zipcar for Business.
To support you and your business during this difficult time you can join Zipcar for Business for free and claim £30 free driving credit with no commitment. Blue Bermondsey business members can access over 3,000 vehicles 24/7 via the Zipcar app and get discounted driving rates.
Simply click the button below to find out more.
Blue Bermondsey have pledged to help improve Safety and Security in the area and we work closely with our local Police and crime agencies to deal with local crime, ASB issues and the increasing threat of cybercrime.
Blue Bermondsey BID works in partnership with the Safer Business Network and Southwark Safe, Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP), which enables our businesses to apply for free access to a range of ‘tools’ to help combat local crime issues. These are chiefly; Digital Radio Handsets – Smartphone App – Training.
If you are a Blue Bermondsey business member you want to take advantage of this Free service to help safeguard your premises, staff and customers. Please email Blue Bermondsey’s Safer Southwark crime manager email@example.com to arrange a visit.
Blue Bermondsey currently provides 10 Radio handsets and Disc apps to 10 High Street retailers identified as most in need.
This allows them to work together as a community to share intelligence, safely report crime and support each other.
The online platform enables the BCRP to action the intelligence reported and helps to build a profile and case files against these criminals who target the Blue and its business community.
Gathering and sharing intelligence is now a key factor in deterring crime by targeting the most prolific offenders and gaining results in terms of injunctions and arrests.
With many local residents and new visitors now finding out and appreciating what an invaluable service our essential businesses, have provided during these difficult times of lockdowns and restrictions, it is crucial that we work together to ensure that we all continue to feel more safe and secure.
We have now launched a Cargo Bike Delivery Service, in partnership with PEDIVAN. If your business would like to try a new this new zero emissions, sustainable option for supplying products to you customers or business to business, please click the button to find out more and sign up.
BID members are invited to use our social media channels to promote their services or products.
We have highly active accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that are very well supported.
We also publish newsletters to promote local business and our activities.
We have regular business promotion stalls at The Blue Market and local community events.
If you are Blue Bermondsey BID member and want to promote your business or need any help in establishing a website or social media accounts for your business.
Please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for advice or to book a visit.
BID members save money for your business through our discounted cardboard and waste collection in partnership with waste recycling specialist First Mile,
You can also discover all you need to know on compliance documentation for your business.
Cycling increases the quality of our lives, helps you become fitter and increases brain power. To promote increased and safer cycling, we have enlisted the legendary Bicycle Ninja to provide Free maintenance and bike safety checks for our members.
Pop along on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and find the Bicycle Ninja tinkering away outside the reception at the Biscuit Factory.
You can also get a Free bike register kit. If a marked bike is stolen, the owner will be able to inform the police and the likelihood of recovering the bike will increase.
Bespoke bookings available for your business
If your staff can’t make it to the Biscuit Factory, the Bicycle Ninja can come to your business or industrial estate and spend the day on site servicing your bikes.
To book this service, please email our BID manager email@example.com
with the subject line ‘bicycleninja/bookings’