Tag Archives: White Label

£1.5m being spent on our Borough of not-very-much Culture

We are now well into the third month of Croydon’s year as the Borough of Culture. Waddyamean, you haven’t seen any publicity or signs of anything special being staged? Neither have we, so we sent KEN TOWL off to see … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Borough of Culture 2023, Business, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Ken Towl, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Museum of Croydon, Music, Sadiq Khan, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Year of Culture set to begin with an Oratorio of Hopelessness

CROYDON IN CRISIS: If, like us, you have been scouring the listings pages to find what’s planned for Croydon’s year as London’s Borough of Culture, you’re likely to be disappointed. But some of the PR deals surrounding the event have … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Art, Borough of Culture 2023, Community associations, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Music, Oliver Lewis, Sadiq Khan, Theatre, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Red faces after doomed supermarket is shortlisted for award

Red faces at Grey Label, the marketing agency that organises the “Croydon Business Excellence Awards”, where they have managed to shortlist as “Best Employer” a business that is about to make its 70 workers redundant. As exclusively revealed by Inside … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Croydon Council, Local media, Rise Gallery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Massive 247-flat scheme proposed for Purley Station site

Developers with ties to the Croydon Establishment move in on suburban town centre with a proposal for five blocks of flats that would cover the pitch at Wembley Stadium three times over Purley town centre, already the site of dozens … Continue reading

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Croydon uses four agencies to help on trip to South of France

KEN LEE, our foreign travel on someone else’s budget correspondent, reports on the proliferation of consultants who are getting their expense accounts paid for out of Croydon Council Tax at MIPIM’s junket next week Senior officials from Croydon Council and … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, RIF, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Grey Label take Croydon to MIPIM and organise a ‘racket’

Just look what is being done in the name of Croydon Council this week in the sunny South of France at the MIPIM “booze and hookers’ fest” conference in Cannes. Croydon, according  to the latest bit of marketing bullshit from … Continue reading

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International marketing firm handed contract for Platform

Grey Label, the Croydon-based marketing firm which has, inexplicably, somehow got a stranglehold on lucrative council and developers’ promotion contracts in and around the borough, has lost its deal for one of the town centre’s key developments. The Croydon firm … Continue reading

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Restaurateur who underpaid staff is short-listed for award

Croydon’s Labour-run local council is backing “business excellence” awards tonight at which one of the entries short-listed for a prize is a woman who has been prosecuted for failing to pay her workers the legal minimum wage. When campaigning in … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Commitment, Croydon Council, Croydon FSB, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

West Croydon festival gets the thin end of Westfield cash

The crass disparity in treatment between those areas of Croydon which were worst-hit by the riots and those which escaped too much damage is exposed yet again, with the announcement of this year’s South End Food Festival next month. Westfield, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon 8/8, London Road Traders Association, Pubs, Restaurants, South Croydon, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

White Label’s “no Cannes do” with conference publicity

Whoops. Looks like another clanger dropped by White Label, the PR agency that is ubiquitous in Croydon Council business.

Posted in Business, Cane Hill, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, Housing, Jon Rouse, Planning, Property, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

PR agents sign up Tesco as cut-price festival sponsors

Tesco, the unwitting purveyors of horse meat with a long-time reputation for doing things on the cheap, and now the proud owners of an “express” store in a South Croydon landmark pub despite local opposition have “generously” agreed to sponsor … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Environment, Fairfield, Parking, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, South Croydon, Waddon, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Croydon gets hit in the Eye, the Standard and the Guardian

Looks like our loyal reader is not the only one reading Inside Croydon. So far this week, the Evening Standard has followed up our story about the rave at Latitude 25 (we’d recommend that you view the Standard‘s version here, … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, John Laing Integrated Services, Jon Rouse, Libraries, Policing, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon’s CEO refuses to allow press to attend public meeting

Only in the dystopian, secretive world of Croydon in 2012 could an open meeting begin with a public servant, the £248,000 council chief executive, demanding that the press must leave. That’s exactly what happened yesterday at a West Croydon Community … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Croydon 8/8, Jon Rouse, West Croydon Community Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hammerson launches public campaign over Whitgift Centre

Blow for blow, like a heavyweight title fight, Westfield and Hammerson, are slugging it out. Not so much the Rumble in the Jungle, more the Scurry for Surrey. Within hours of reports that Westfield had lodged its planning application for … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Planning, Property, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

South End residents and businesses look to oust Tesco

The first meeting of a new residents group for people living and working in and around the South End area of South Croydon made a strong case against allowing Tesco to open another Express store, using the Whitgift Foundation-owned Swan … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Business, Church and religions, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Housing, Local media, Parking, Planning, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, South Croydon, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment