St. Marks Studios, will continue to be our main office for the foreseeable future.
During these past 3 years, which have been a period of austerity, LTEN owes much of its stability to being here at St. Marks Studios, which will continue to be our main office for the foreseeable future. The building has a welcoming Centre Manager who goes the extra mile to ensure we are comfortable, to sort out our daily problems, is very welcoming to our guests and is committed to the upkeep of the building. We were very happy to find these offices in Islington almost three years ago, and would recommend anyone looking for office space in Islington to contact Needspace?.
St. Mark’s Studios
St. Mark’s Studios is an immaculately refurbished iconic listed building that offers high quality flexible managed workspaces to suit all types of business. Conveniently situated within a short walk of Holloway Road, and Highbury & Islington stations, office uses benefit from excellent public transport connections to Central London, including those to The City, the West End and Tech City.
London Training and Employment Network (LTEN) is a charity that has been in existence for the last 20 years. LTEN started locally in Islington, became pan London and beyond this by working in collaboration with other similar organisations to deliver regional, national and transnational European programmes.
Helps communities to grow
LTEN delivers support that helps communities to grow e.g., programmes that empower women, promote human rights and social justice, and strengthen social and economic inclusion through skills development. It provides a wide range of education, training and employment provision targeted at the most disadvantaged including Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups including refugees, young people not in educations, training, or employment (NEETs), lone parents and women etc.
Entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises
Clients’ journeys begin with initial assessments and in-depth information, advice, and guidance (IAG) to address their socio-economic needs as well as careers advice, before offering them employability skills training leading to work placements, higher level training and or work or self-employment. LTEN also offers free specialist business support to entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), micro businesses and social enterprises across London.
Our delivery methodology ensures that we forge local links with many services by accessing each boroughs’ local services to support our delivery, ensuring our membership continues to grow, an integrated approach to delivery that generates local social economic growth.
Islington & Lambeth Growth
Since moving to St. Marks Studios in November 2016, we have continued to secure a range of funding, and now have a satellite office in Lambeth and are delivering the following programmes:
- The Inspiring Enterprise and Growth project – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) offering London wide free specialist business support to entrepreneurs, SMEs, micro businesses, and social enterprises
- Aim Higher – funded by London Councils and European Social Fund (ESF) offers employment support to economically inactive and long-term unemployed people across Camden, City of London, Enfield, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets boroughs
- Steps into Work – funded by London Councils and ESF, offers employment support to economically inactive and long-term unemployed people across Croydon, Lambeth, Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth boroughs
- The Refugee Advice, Information & Support into Employment (RAISE) project – funded by the National Lottery Community fund and ESF supports unemployed and economically inactive refugees into work and covers Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton boroughs. For more information on London Training and Employment Network (LTEN), visit lten.org.uk.