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A world of cheese to explore

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:48am Friday 31st October 2014

A new shop aiming to provide the widest selection of cheeses in the country has opened.

Boutique brings French closet shop concept to high street

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

New venture offers 'everything you would find in your closet'.

Drive to save 'life-changing' community cafe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Cherry Tree Cafe in Wanstead employs people with learning difficulties.

Residents 'take a leap of faith' to help revive local economy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:20am Monday 13th October 2014

Residents have moved to "revive" Highams Park by taking on empty business units and responding to community needs.

Pub wins borough award for new beer garden

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:34am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Travellers Friend's new beer garden, completed in June, won the Redbridge in Bloom award last week.

Andre Agassi backs fast-food deli in E17

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:10am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A Budapest-based health food brand, backed by tennis legend Andre Agassi, will open its first UK store in Waltham Forest.

Pop-up business hub to be launched

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:48am Monday 29th September 2014

Local businesses and entrepreneurs across Redbridge are being invited to use the business hub which is opening on Wednesday.

Pharmacy offering discounted heart health checks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:11pm Monday 22nd September 2014

For National Cholesterol Month in October, Mayor's Pharmacy in Woodford Green is offering blood pressure check, diabetes screening and cholesterol check for £20.

Small traders fear for future as Waitrose offers cleaning service

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Queens Road Buckhurst Hill: One of the favourite TOWIE haunts

3:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

Business owners expect to struggle in face of competition from supermarket giant.

Exhibition marks closure of century-old delivery office

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:39pm Monday 15th September 2014

Portraits of staff feature in the entrance to 'haunted' building.

Barber with a social conscience opens shop in Tudor-style hut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A barber who returned to his roots by offering free haircuts on a deprived estate has opened his first shop inside a former railway office.

Soul-inspired brasserie opens in empty pub building

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A venue formerly notorious for violence and under-age drinking has been transformed into a high-end brasserie selling soul-food and cocktails. 

Volunteers honoured for cafe achievements

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Volunteers at a cafe offering training to people with disabilities have been honoured for their achievements.

Century-old pub transformed under new ownership

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The owner of a two hundred year-old pub is seeking to "return it to its former glory" following an extensive refurbishment. 

Chemist worker praised for decades of selfless deeds

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A chemist worker of 40 years has been praised by staff and the community for her "sheer determination" to help others. 

Chinese takeaway to close after four decades

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:33pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Dunhuang House dubbed a 'feature of Wanstead'.

Beauty queen 'living the dream' with salon opening

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:40pm Monday 4th August 2014

A single mother-of-four who survived a near-death experience and overcame hardship to win a national pageant for plus-size women says she is “living her dream” by opening a beauty salon.

Blind app entrepreneur backed by Branson

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:30am Monday 4th August 2014

A blind entrepreneur who created a smartphone app to help the visually impaired lead independent lives has been selected by Sir Richard Branson to help increase the use of technology to improve the lives of disabled people.

Celebrities pick up bargains at vintage fair

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:45pm Monday 28th July 2014

Lyndan Antiques and Vintage Fair in Chingford to feature in BBC show.

Performing arts company celebrates 10th anniversary with West End shows

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Joel Kern will compete for the national honour on May 21

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A total of 2,500 children performed at Novello Theatre in the West End to coincide with Woodford Green-based Make Believe's 10th anniversary.

Weekly 350-mile round trip for award winning fishmonger

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Ian McClean comes from Grimsby every Monday to sell fish in Essex

New 'hunger' for business in borough

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Young entrepreneurs looking to start up businesses, but may face a shortage of premises.

First fishmongers in Wanstead for 20 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kevin Murphy opened Wanstead Fish after developing a passion for fish as a result of his wife's pescatarian diet.

Fruit picking still popular after 30 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:16pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Michael and Pam Craner have catered for many generations of fruit pickers

Restaurant chain hoping to bring a bit of Marbella to Chigwell

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

The expansion to Chigwell is backed by former footballers Stephen Carr, David Bentley and Michael Brown.

Accountancy firm to celebrate 40th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Staff at The Hart Partnership outside their Wanstead office.

1:22pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Director of THP Limited Chartered Accountants, Andy Green, believes small businesses need to implement big company disciplines to prosper in the high street.

Cottage industry seeing a revival in model making

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Haswell (pictured) says closure of Model Zone helped independent business to thrive

12:52pm Monday 16th June 2014

A model railway shop in the heart of Leytonstone is thriving despite the demise of many of its competitors.

Six notable business names

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Nelson Francesca Clark and Carly Rose

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

See if you can spot the subtle links to a former prime minister, a rapper and an Essex themed TV show

New craft business to work in partnership with park

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: People enjoying the boating lake at Hainault Forest Country Park

2:20pm Friday 13th June 2014

Ceramic Magic will be opening next Thursday in Hainault Country Park.

Designer to the stars vows to grow business and stay ahead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Presenters Riz Lateef and Sonali Shah join Raishma Islam and Justine Miliband

2:50pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Raishma Islam started producing textiles aged 10

Men-only yoga class celebrates two years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Yoga (adult)

1:51pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Amy Bramble started the class after finding very few men were attending her classes

'Mind boggling' shop sells six types of plunger

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pravin Vadher

3:52pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

House 2 Home has 7,000 items in stock

Costa Coffee due to move into long-running grocery store

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rajan Madlani and staff outside Jay Jay Stores

12:50pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Jay Jay Stores are closing after 30 years and Costa Coffee will move in early July.

17th century home showcases green innovations

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dee Wood outside Carlton House - her family home and company HQ

9:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A young green entrepreneur based at 17-room family home

Woman who battled depression in line for inspiration award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Natasha Benjamin was diagnosed with depression in 2012 and her blog has been transformed into a business.

10:10am Friday 16th May 2014

Blog started following diagnosis has grown into successful social enterprise.

Former world champion opens shop dedicated to darts

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ex world darts champion Linda Batten with son Myles at their new darts and trophy shop in Waltham Abbey

11:40am Monday 12th May 2014

Linda Batten-Duffy will open Epic Trophoes and Darts on Saturday with former world champion Eric Bristow

Businesswoman going it alone after franchise collapse

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ros Conway

5:46pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Ros Conway has set up Simply fit with Ros Conway

Rugs reflect flourishing creative community

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Simon Goff with two 1950s tattoo inspired rugs

2:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Limited edition pieces on show at exhibition. 

Coach business celebrating 40th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Nick Brown with father and managing director of Dans Luxury Travel Dan Brown

1:46pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Dan Brown has grown Dans Luxury Travel from one minibus which he drove himself in 1974 to now owning over 50 vehicles

Creative grooming a booming business for Classy Canines

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Miryam with Mia outside her grooming shop in Chingford's Village Arcade

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A business dedicated to cleaning and improving the physical appearance of dogs has said the ‘creative’ side of her grooming parlour is expanding.

First official Huaiyang restaurant in UK to open

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The restaurant plaque was unveiled after being authenticated by Jiangsu authorities

2:14pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Restaurant the only to be approved by Chinese state.

Previously failing pub wins award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Landlord Shane Kilcrann outside the Old Hall Tavern with staff Tricia Kennedy,Caroline Oakes and chef Rafal Stachyra

2:20pm Friday 4th April 2014

Old Hall Tavern in Hall Lane, Chingford, had a reputation for anti-social behaviour.

Alopecia sufferer sets up wig business

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Adele Rees believes she can provide a better service for alopecia sufferers as she suffers from the condition herself

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Adele Rees has been completely bald for 10 years.

Antiques trader aiming to revive 30-year-old market

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dan Aldridge in Chingford antiques and vintage fair.

10:52am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Bus driver hoping contacts can revive once thriving market

Shopowner overcomes tragedy to relaunch business

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Abbey Bait shop in Waltham Abbey is about to re-open. Chris Allen,Michael Cork, Chris Andrew and Sarah Springham

11:09am Thursday 27th March 2014

Chris Allen finds new love and renewed energy for shop.

Burger van man turned publican wins award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rob Chapman

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Former Chinese DJ turned burger-flipper finds success behind the bar.

Tennis coach aiming to serve up future success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Watson at Epping Tennis Club

10:40am Friday 21st March 2014

Dave Watson now coaches around 200 people every week

'Chocomosa' creator tastes sweet success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ajay Kainth with his product inside the Chingford Mount branch

9:10am Thursday 20th March 2014

Variation on Indian classic picked up by supermarket chain.

Hairdresser hope to make national competition final cut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hayley Quinlin

5:18pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Hayley Quinlin will have 30 minutes to impress judges with an original hairstyle

Young golfing talent 'being missed'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Shane Sheehy at Fairways Driving Range.

11:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Instructor says sport should not be just for privileged.






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