The Academy of Ideas was founded in 2000 to provide a space for open and robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over. They organise intelligent public debates on a wide variety of topics, and encourage the challenging of contemporary orthodoxies. The Academy's flagship event is the Battle of Ideas festival, an annual festival of debate and discussion with over 3,000 attendees and hundreds of high-profile speakers. They also organise a variety of forums, a Book Club and discussion groups.
A&J Education is a London-based education concierge. Every year they help dozens of young people to get into some of the most competitive universities across the UK and the US such as Oxford, Harvard, UCL, and Stanford. They also help with job search and employability.
In response to COVID-19 outbreak, A&J Education have significantly expanded their Access Scheme and have removed all fees from their online seminars aimed at Year 11, 12, and 13 students. There are two separate programmes that they are running: for those who are thinking of going to any UK university after school and another for those who are considering going into employment after school.
Augment Bionics Ltd., is a medical device start-up founded at the University of Edinburgh in 2019. The company's day-to-day business is focussed on providing affordable and functional 3D printed prosthetics. In light of recent events the team came together to address the PPE shortage by producing face-shields for frontline healthcare workers.
At the start of this initiative they were producing around 50 face shields per day. Due to the support received, including funds and delivery logistics from Here to Help London, they have been able to move to larger scale manufacturing (via injection moulding) to produce and distribute 20,000 shields per week.
The Battle of Ideas charity (boi) was established in 2018 with two aims. First, to advance education, particularly through the organisation of public debates, festivals and summer schools involving academics, thinkers and experts. Second, to advance good citizenship, particularly through the promotion of ideas of tolerance, open debate and participation in democracy through the organisation of live events, and in print and online. The charity has three major projects: Debating Matters, a renowned and innovative debating competition that emphasises substance over style and the importance of taking ideas seriously; The Academy, an annual summer school for anyone interested in studying ideas with the motto 'University as it should be'; and Living Freedom, a residential school for 18- to 25-year-olds to explore the the past, present and future of freedom by engaging with ‘the best that is known and thought’.
Blue Orchid Hotels, London’s trusted independent hotel collection, provides safe and independent living options in the heart of London.
Tower Suites, just a gem stone's throw from the River Thames and the Tower of London, has just been launched to public acclaim. Every suite offers all the amenities sought for a secure stay including an individual kitchen and lounge. Another two new Blue Orchid Hotels in London’s famous Westminster district, are within a moment’s walk from Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster.
An advocate of partnerships and collaborative working, Blue Orchid Hotels is committed to the idea of sharing and giving, respecting the environment and making a positive difference to the communities in which they operate.
You will always find interesting architecture, exquisite furnishings and warm, friendly service - the hallmarks of Blue Orchid Hotels.
Cento Alla Torre (100 at the Tower) is bringing authentic Italian dining to the heart of
London, using only the best of local market ingredients for its signature artisanal
pasta, expertly-crafted cicchetti menu, and sumptuous dolce options.
Dedicated to honouring the traditional Italian sense of pride in culinary excellence,
Cento Alla Torre celebrates the refined simplicity of delicious fresh food and
Handsfree Group have helped transport, logistics and emergency service clients improve the way their employees drive, communicate and promote safety while significantly reducing their vehicle running costs and support lowering emissions.
The team do this by supplying and installing the latest market leading vehicle technology innovations through their UK, Ireland and USA operations.
Given this experience, Handsfree Group know precisely how to tailor vehicle communication, safety and security solutions on a case-by-case basis.
They have experience providing products and installations into cutting edge SME’s, as well as multi-million pound global organisations that are looking for the best in vehicle technology and installation.
IWM is a global authority on conflict and its impact on people’s lives, collecting objects and stories that give an insight into people’s experience of war, preserve them for future generations, and bring them to today’s audiences in the most powerful way possible.
Founded in 1917, the intention was to collect and display material as a record of everyone’s experiences during the First World War - civilian and military - and to commemorate the sacrifices of all sections of society. IWM was formally established by Act of Parliament in 1920 and a governing Board of Trustees appointed.
Over a century later, IWM’s remit has expanded to respond to conflict from the First World War to the present. The five museum sites all have unique collections and tell vivid personal stories of lives engulfed in war, enabling visitors to gain a deeper understanding of how conflict has shaped the world we live in today.
JUNIUS is an award-winning food-to-go business. A family of foodies, qualified as educators and nutritional scientists.
Feed the roots of health with their delicious and nutritious range, colour-coded thus allowing you to make food choices based on individual health goals.
JUNIUS is delighted to offer four of their delicious Nutritional Packs as well as cold pressed juices and shot bundles as part of the Here to Help London initiative.
If your goal is Resilience + Armour, choose from their ZAP range, if it’s Renew + Replenish, choose FAB.
2019 Nourish Awards Winner (12 Awards)
2018 Food Matters Finalist ‘Innovative Food-to-Go Product of the Year’
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest independent networking and business support organisation.
Representing the interests of London businesses, its networking offer creates thousands of connections every year.
Its support offer provides a wide range of practical and professional services.
Whilst its influencing offer represents the interests of its members to key business stakeholders and London and national government.
Optimiser is a single consolidated platform for powerful remote business management, providing a solution to the current complex and expensive multi-platform ecosystem.
Monitor operations, improve team communication, and increase efficiency from one place with a scalable and fully-customisable user plan that saves on average 50% of typical IT costs.
Optimiser offers creative AI-driven marketing campaigns, elastic cloud data storage, smart single-page reporting and assisted onboarding; meaning customers can be assured their business is operating at full potential.
Shakespeare Martineau is a leading law firm that combines creativity, commerciality and clarity.
During this uncertain time, their lawyers want to do everything they can to work alongside you to navigate the challenges in your life and business. They’ve launched a free helpline giving you direct access to their senior team of experts for free legal guidance. You can call them on 0800 689 4064 from 10am - 12pm Monday - Friday for guidance on your business and personal life matters.
Signature Brew are on a mission to revolutionise the quality of beer at live music events by bringing their exciting core range of music-inspired craft beers (Roadie, Studio Lager, Backstage IPA and Nightliner) to the best bars, venues and festivals in the UK and beyond.
As well as previously winning SIBA's highly prestigious Brewery Business of the Year, we're also the world's number one brewery for band collaboration beers, having brewed with Mastodon, Idles, alt-J, Slaves, Mogwai, Frank Turner, Rodney P, Enter Shikari and over 25 other renowned artists.
Led by founders Sam and Tom, the team at the East London brewery is made up of musicians and music fans alike and – with an unwavering commitment to quality – Signature Brew has channelled the spirit and energy of live music into a brewery that stands for craftsmanship, artistry and passion.
The Square Mile Food Bank was set up in late March 2020 with the support of Age UK City of London as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The food bank supports all residents in the City of London regardless of age, who as a result of ill-health, vulnerability, isolation or age, are unable to meet their daily food needs. The City of London is generally perceived as an affluent London borough. This is a misrepresentation and ignores that many households are living in poverty and are in critical need of support at this time. The food bank is working with a range of partners, including Here to Help London, to source food and to reach those greatest in need and is volunteer led.
“STAY HOME for a while…” is a children’s book, dedicated to the NHS, written to help explain why we are staying at home, and more so, to spread some hope in a time when we need it most.
The book is written and illustrated by Sofia Sabella, a self-employed designer, who has never written a children’s book before. It’s a non-profit project to hopefully encourage donations to those fighting Covid-19 on the front lines.
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