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The Partnership



News & Articles

  • Regularly updated publications
  • Sources include the Croydon Advertiser, The Croydon Citizen, Croydon Council, The Gazette, and Journolink
  • Topics cover Business, Community, Economics, Environment, Events, Politics, Property & Development, Tech, and Traffic & Travel


  • Weekly newsletters
  • Customisable, based on your interests
  • Update your preferences quickly and easily

Events Calendar

  • View courses, socials, seminars, networking events, festivals, Government and local council meetings
  • Stay updated on Shaking Hands events, from monthly socials to offline, industry specific meetings for members

Online Forum

  • Automated member activity log
  • Questions, answers and advice
  • Online chat function between members


Member Profiles

  • Be part of our growing membership directory
  • Ask Shaking Hands members for a coffee in one click
  • Show off 3D mapping of your office or workspace with name of 3D mapping company
  • Link to your social media profiles
  • Display your case studies with Case Study Ninja
  • Easily contact, and be contacted by, other members
  • Customise your profile with a bio, profile photo, cover photo and gallery images
  • Review, and be reviewed by, other Shaking Hands members

Uploading Events

  • Upload, share and promote your own events
  • Choose from seminars, courses, networking, Government, council, festival or social icons to customise our event
  • Have your events sent out in our weekly Shaking Hands events newsletters
  • Ensure bums on seats for your commercial, or public events
  • Sell and manage tickets through the ‘My Events’ area in your membership account

Services Discounts

  • Receive preferable rates from Shaking Hands service providers and members
  • Familiarise yourself with local, independent service providers, and retailers


Monthly Socials

  • Themed, monthly events, free for Shaking Hands members
  • Discover local, independent venues across Croydon
  • Enjoy food, drink, socialising, and networking
  • Gain insight from guest speakers, venue tours, pop-up stand and stalls

Venue Directory

  • Explore local spaces, including seminar and training rooms, photography studios, event spaces, storage facilities, office spaces, managed suites, and meeting spaces
  • Search for an ideal venue for your upcoming event, or list your own for others to find
  • Map your entire venue with innovative 3D mapping software, so visitors can virtually explore your venue

Company Expansion

  • Work with property developers, property owners, mergers and acquisition companies to find a new premises for your expanding team
  • Employ an apprentice with Croydon College or Holts Academy
  • Recruit new employees through or HR providers, and local recruitment agencies and job boards

SHIP Exclusives

  • Enjoy incredible discounts and deals from larger companies with Shaking Hands exclusive partners and associates