Our Initiatives

A showcase of some of our delivered and planned activity around Positive Places, giving you a chance to delve a little deeper into the areas that interest you.

Annual Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Centrale

22 Feb 2016

Young Entrepreneurs from across Croydon showcased their business credentials on Saturday 13th February in the annual Young Enterprise Trade Fairheld at Centrale.

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Talent Match Leicestershire and The Prince's Trust

20 Jan 2016

Between November 2015 and January 2016 saw WotSPACE support Talent Match Leicestershire (TM) partners to bring to life an empty retail space at Highcross Leicester over a 7 week period.

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National Takeover Day at Highcross Leicester

5 Jan 2016

November 20th saw 11 members of Highcross staff including senior management have their jobs taken over by young people aged 11-16, as part of the Children's Commissioner for England and Wales, National Takeover Challenge.

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Croydon Partnership's Dragons' Den competition

23 Dec 2015

Last week, the Croydon Partnership held a Dragons’ Den-style competition at the Whitgift Centre to help launch the business idea of one lucky entrepreneur.

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Retail Revelations with Enabling Enterprise

16 Dec 2015

​As part of our initiative to encourage skills and enterprise, we've teamed up with Enabling Enterprise to inspire young people to think about future careers in the retail sector.

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Barnet ‘Job Shop’ celebrates first anniversary

15 Dec 2015

The Brent Cross Retail Job Shop has been celebrating a successful first year, having found new jobs for over 90 previously unemployed applicants. The Job Shop was awarded a certificate of ‘Exceptional Retailer Support’ at the annual Customer Services Awards.

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UrbanPlan workshops in Barnet and Croydon

14 Dec 2015

Hammerson is one of the founders of Urban Plan, an initiative being delivered by The Urban Land Institute, a global non-profit education and research institute supported by its members.

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