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London's universities say ‘OpenSME’ to new support for capital's small businesses

A group of London's universities are launching a new collaboration – OpenSME – that seeks to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access the expertise and knowledge they offer.

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London ERDF & ESF Awards 2011

Publication date: Oct 4, 2011 12:43:00 PM

Start: Nov 14, 2011 3:00:00 PM
End: Nov 14, 2011 6:00:00 PM

Location: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA

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We are proud to announce the launch of the third annual London European Social Fund (ESF) Awards and for the first time, awards for the European Regional Development Fund programme (ERDF).

The Awards ceremony will take place at City Hall on Monday 14 November 2011 and will showcase the talents, skills and employment-related achievements of individuals and businesses benefiting from ESF and ERDF across London.

The 5 ESF award categories are:

  • Young Learner / Participant of the Year (14-19 years)
  • Adult Learner/ Participant of the Year (20+ years)
  • Outstanding Achiever of the Year
  • Progression onto an Apprenticeship
  • Outstanding Mentor / Tutor /Employment Advisor of the Year.

The 2 ERDF award categories are:

  • ERDF Project of the Year
  • Most Improved Business of the Year

Our previous awards ceremonies have been good fun and provided some great publicity for individuals, projects and programmes.

Further information, including how to register can be found at:
www.london.gov.uk/webform/esf-erdf-awards-booking-form

SMILE (Selected Mentors and Interims for London Enterprises) and HELO
(Higher Education London Outreach)
projects are both part-funded by the
ERDF.