South Wimbledon Business Area launches new website

Businesses on the South Wimbledon Industrial Estate launched a brand new website promoting one of Merton’s major business hubs at a special event this week.

Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis was guest speaker at the launch which was attended by CEOs, company directors and employees of companies based in the area.

The website, http://www.swbaltd.com, promotes the South Wimbledon Business Area as a great business location and an excellent place to do business as well as providing information on support available for businesses.

The SWBA is the second largest industrial estate in Merton. There are over 150 companies located on the estate, employing more than 2,000 people, ranging from small independents to large national and international companies.

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “The South Wimbledon Business Area is very important to Merton’s economy because of the number of people companies employ and the extensive business trade taking place in the area. The area also benefits from a mix of small independent businesses and large national and international companies.”

Chairman of White Light, UK’s leading Entertainment Lighting company and SWBA, John Simpson said: “The SWBA – the estate’s business association – is committed to ensuring that the estate remains an attractive location for businesses and continues to thrive. I very much hope that the new website will encourage more businesses to become SWBA members. This would help to ensure that we can continue to develop the estate in ways that meet their needs and companies would benefit from the marketing of their goods and services through the website. Another aim of the website is to boost inward investment. It is in the interests of Merton’s community as a whole that companies decide to base themselves here.”

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Notes to editors

Companies on the estate include White Light (provides lights for West End Theatres and the 02 arena). BOC, Hotbray (provides parts for Jaguar and Land Rover), Worldwide Dispensers, Endecotts, BAKO, Wimbledon Studios, DS Systems, Interserve FM and others.

About the London Borough of Merton

An outer London borough to the south west of the capital with a population of 200,000 residents living in 80,000 households and served by 7,500 businesses. Formed in 1965, the borough’s five main town centres are Wimbledon (taking in the Village, the Broadway and South Wimbledon), Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park and Colliers Wood.

Merton is home to the world famous All England Lawn Tennis Club, where the Wimbledon Championships take place every year bringing an extra 500,000 people into the borough for the tennis extravaganza.

In the 13th century, the Statutes of Merton, the basis of common law in England and seen by many as the forerunner for modern parliament, were signed here. In the 19th century Merton was a place of industry where famous names such as Arthur Liberty and William Morris based their businesses on the River Wandle. The Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson also lived in Merton.