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Helping big businesses make local connections

There are 20 businesses employing more than 250 people in Merton – with the majority of those based in Wimbledon. Together they provide a third of all jobs in the borough. We are privileged to have Coty, Close Brothers, Lidl, Domestic and General head offices in the borough.

We are privileged to have a number of household names with head or regional offices in the borough as well as others whose names we may not recognise but who contribute in many ways to our local economy. Many large businesses want to connect locally through their CSR policies by recruiting locally to raise their profile and support the business growth in the borough.

In 2019 we set up a local Business Leader’s Forum, by invitation only, sponsored by Morrisons, a regionally based legal business.

We want this to be a win/win for those attending – we learn about their business challenges and we provide them with information and connections locally.