A magnificent Victorian house, set within beautiful landscaped gardens, was the stunning setting for last night’s summer networking evening held jointly by Merton and Kingston Chambers of Commerce at Warren House. It was a great opportunity for businesses in the South West London area to make new contacts and get back in touch with old ones during the quieter summer holiday lull in activity.
For the last couple of Wednesday afternoons, we have had different groups of 15-17 year olds come to the WSM office to present a variety of inspirational ideas to us. The scheme is run by the National Citizen Service (NCS), a government run scheme and the charity, Challenge Network; and is aimed at inspiring and bringing together young people to help the community and develop life skills.
WSM had an early start Friday morning with a coach leaving Wimbledon at 7am and heading down to Portsmouth for an exciting day of sailing. The weather forecasts had been closely monitored in the run up with weather warnings issued for quantities of rain and wind expected however once we reached the port the morning was bright and clear, with the water as still as a mill pond – perfect for those not so keen sailors!
Tuesday evening saw all the WSM ladies venture out into Wimbledon after work in celebration of the lovely Hollie Luck’s hen do! The evening started with cocktails at The Terrace and we then moved on to Bills for delicious food and wine. It was a good laugh and a chance for everyone to let their hair down and enjoy each other’s company without the pressures of the office.
This Sunday, Kayley and Nick arrived at the beautiful, sunny Wimbledon Common feeling a little underprepared for their half marathon; neither having done much training. They were running in aid of STEM4, WSM's nominated chosen charity of the year. However the sun was shining and the atmosphere was buzzing and so fortunately, both Kayley and Nick were successful in completing the course, running times of 2h20 and 1h54 respectively.