London’s first Natural Health Service launches in Croydon, using nature to reduce demand on NHS

Posted on October 27th, by Beth Collier in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Health will be getting a lot more green with this first-of-a-kind London programme

The Natural Health Service launched in Croydon this autumn, encouraging residents to use nature to improve their wellbeing. The new initiative, the first in London, will provide and promote activity in the natural environment to support residents’ emotional, physical and social health, and by working with GPs, seek to reduce demand on the NHS.

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Work in Croydon? There is a 60% likelihood that your job won’t exist in ten years’ time

Posted on February 3rd, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 9 comments

Jonny Rose brings a message of hope for those who choose to hear it, and a warning for those who don’t

Technology is replacing jobs

A 2013 study by the Oxford Martin School estimated that 47% of jobs in the US could be susceptible to computerisation over the next two decades. In Australia, the figure has been pitched at 70% of jobs within a decade. A study by … Read More »

The second Digital Croydon event

Posted on November 19th, by Richard Bray in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 1 Comment

Richard Bray reviews the success of the second Digital Croydon complete with Mars bars, t-shirts and stickers.

In case you didn’t know, Croydon hosts a lot of tech events, more than the average outer zone 4 borough. This always seems to shock people when I tell them. In first place is the ridiculously popular Croydon Tech City event, which has upwards of 120 attendees each time, followed … Read More »

Small businesses love Croydon

Posted on October 21st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

A report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSG) and KPMG found that Croydon is an attractive borough in the capital for small business owners to operate in, as it provides a relatively easy environment than in other boroughs. Almost 80% of small businesses believed that broadband and transport quality were vital for a successful business. The index featured a survey of 200 FSB members from across the 33 London boroughs.

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Lives Not Knives hosts tech day during London Technology Week

Posted on June 30th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Lives Not Knives held a technology packed day during London Technology Week. The aim was to get young people more aware of the technology they use. Pupils could build robots for a stop animation video, try out a 3D printer, see how an app is created and hear from an array of speakers on career paths, working in tech or starting their own business. 

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Labour, politics and #Croydon #TechCity: a response from Cllr Toni Letts

Posted on April 15th, by Toni Letts in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Croydon Labour’s shadow cabinet member for jobs, business and regeneration responds to Conservative candidate Mario Creatura’s bold claims about Tech City

Tech City is one of a number of truly exciting  movements happening across our wonderful town at this time.

I was therefore dismayed by the comments made by Mario Creatura, the Coulsdon West Conservative candidate, where he politicises the successful Croydon Tech City.

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Debate with MPs highlights practical problems and vulnerabilities facing #Croydon #TechCity

Posted on April 14th, by Sean Creighton in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 3 comments

Sean Creighton reflects on the issues discussed at #Croydon #TechCity on Thursday 10th April

A clear set of practical problems and vulnerabilities facing Croydon Tech City dominated the debate between Croydon’s two MPs and the audience at this month’s event.

Both MPs acknowledged that improvements were needed to access funding for small technology companies and other startup businesses. Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, spoke in … Read More »

My ‘First Birthday’ at Croydon Tech City

Posted on February 10th, by Shaniqua Benjamin in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Shaniqua Benjamin reflects on the use of networking and Croydon Tech City’s first birthday

“Network, network, network!” emphasised Croydon Tech City’s co-founder Nigel Dias at their 2014 launch. In fact, it was networking that resulted in me being at Matthews Yard for the first time.

I have been attending an employability programme that is put on by the charity, Lives Not Knives. This programme … Read More »