Academy of Ideas

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.

https://www.academyofideas.org.uk/

A&J Education

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.

https://aandjeducation.co.uk/

Augment Bionics

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.

BATTLE OF IDEAS

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’.

Bikram Yoga

As long-time practitioners, the founders of Bikram Yoga London understand that yoga represents more than a means to achieve flexibility or get lean and yoga-fit. Experience a new kind of energy - one that rejuvenates you physically and mentally, leaving you confident and ready to conquer new challenges at any age. To experience the kind of health you have possibly never enjoyed – a leaner, detoxed body, healthy joints, a calmer mind, and an absolute determination.

Bikram Yoga aims to provide the ideal setting, highest standards of teaching, and pure inspiration to enable anyone, at any age and level of fitness to set and beat all expectations with Bikram yoga. Come and take the first step and experience the power of transformation.

https://www.bikramyogalondon.com/

Blue Orchid Hotels

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.

https://www.blueorchid.com

Bookingclap

Bookingclap is a unique online destination for booking hotels, event and work spaces. A tastefully curated collection of properties and experiences from all over the world, is awaiting both tourists and locals.

Discover the world with our hotel partners, offering superior standards of hospitality, distinctive properties situated in superb locations and a fine selection of experience enhancing facilities. Amplify the joy of every moment, using automatically generated vouchers of up to 10% off dining and spa treatments.

Celebrate every choice together with Bookingclap!

https://www.bookingclap.com/

Cento Alla Torre

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 masterful flavours.

Child First Education

Child First Education believes that the emotional well-being, happiness and motivation to learn should be at the heart of each child’s education. Child First Education aim to help foster self-confidence, curiosity and enjoyment towards learning and development in children. With a background in psychology, therapeutic counselling and education they can provide a holistic educational experience for your child via one-to-one tuition, online tutoring, mentoring, observations, training for parents on child development/education, workshops and referrals.

https://childfirsteducation.co.uk/

Chika's Foods

We dance to a different beat at CHIKA'S, mixing a whole lot of goodness with a whole lot of soul, both in our natural ingredients and our support of great causes. We work with Mama Ife and her local ladies, and use responsible growers in sourcing our produce. Our snacks are full of natural goodness and an African vibe - you'll feel the rhythm in every bite!

https://chikas.co.uk/

Handsfree Group

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.

www.handsfree.co.uk/

Imperial War Museum

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.

www.iwm.org.uk/

Junius

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’

https://wearejunius.com/

LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

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.

https://www.londonchamber.co.uk/

Pale Green Dot

Before the pandemic, pale green dot supplied the highest quality veg to some of London's finest dining restaurants. Then when the virus hit, they decided to pivot their service by working with their existing network of growers across the South East to deliver the same fresh local produce direct to people’s doors instead. They have a broad range of boxes, packed full of premium ingredients which are not always found in the supermarkets. Their box range includes veg, fruit, premium fruit and veg, dairy, meat, cheese, wine and more!

https://palegreendot.co.uk/home-deliveries?aff=5/

RSPB

The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with their partners, they protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/

Optimiser

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

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.

https://www.shma.co.uk/

Signature Brew

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.

https://www.signaturebrew.co.uk/

Smokin Brothers

Smokin’ Brothers is a brand exclusively focused on handcrafting a world class and sustainable smoked salmon working with the best restaurants of London.

https://smokin-brothers.com/

Square Mile Food Bank

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

“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.

http://www.stayhomeforawhile.com/

The Bridge Theatre

The Bridge is the first theatre run by London Theatre Company and focuses on the commissioning and production of new shows, as well as staging the occasional classic.

The new 900-seat auditorium is designed to be flexible and can be adapted for a variety of performance styles, resulting in hugely successful immersive theatre as well as more traditional end on and thrust- stage shows. It is the first wholly new theatre of scale to be added to London’s commercial theatre sector in 80 years.

So far the stage has been filled with the likes of Ben Whishaw, Laura Linney, Jim Broadbent, and Gwendoline Christie drawing audiences from overseas as well as local areas.

http://bridgetheatre.co.uk/

The London Concert Orchestra

The London Concert Orchestra is the most versatile of the UK’s orchestras. It performs regularly in all the most prestigious concert halls of the UK including The Royal Albert, Royal Festival and Barbican Halls in London and plays music from the big band era, via the Ministry of Sound concerts, to concerts of the major classical works from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Mozart, recently adding John Williams and Hans Zimmer to its core repertoire. During lockdown, the musicians have gathered in their own homes and given a little demonstration of their skill, by remotely playing Nessun Dorma with Wynne Evans (Go Compare), You’re Not Alone with Alexandra Burke, Cheek to Cheek (Anton & Erin) and a full orchestral performance of Nimrod.

https://www.anthonyinglis.com/

uLeague

uLeague is an automated career service platform that offers professional pathways in any business role which are accompanied by a suite of tech-enabled tools for professional development targeting 18 - 45-year-olds. We exist to help people gain the necessary & critical skill sets to land the job you want in whatever professional cycle you are in. We are here to help and get you across the finish line by giving you the content & profession tools at your disposal to excel in the future of work.

https://uleague.org/

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