Church Street, Westminster

Street markets have long experience of changing and evolving with the times. Large scale development can test that flexibility to the limit. Not only does it cause significant disruption to existing trade but it also very rapidly brings in new customers with often very different expectation. Church Street, just off the Edgware Road in Westminster, is an area which expects to see tremendous changes as many buildings in the vicinity are redeveloped.

Tree Shepherd in partnership with the City of Westminster is working with the local community and existing market traders to keep the market vibrant as it adjusts to the day to day changes brought on by construction work and develops new services that respond to the expectations of the thousands of new residents and visitors that are expected to be attracted to the area in the coming years.

Tree Shepherd has been working with the residents and community in Church Street since January 2019 to provide business guidance, workshops and clinics to traders and local start-ups.

We also continue to offer:

• 1 to 1 mentoring to help traders through a period of change
• training on planning, marketing & cash flow forecasts
• information on finance and funding


We have been offering a series of workshops for residents in and around Church Street, including:

  • business planning
  • selling
  • using Instagram for business
  • finance skills and book-keeping
  • marketing your business

You can see the list of all our upcoming workshops on our Events page.

Business Clinics

Do you have an enterprise idea or need help growing your business?

Speak to an experienced business mentor to help you realise your idea, adapt and grow your business, and introduce you to a network of businesses in your neighbourhood.

  • Free and confidential support available
  • Timeslots of up to one hour
  • Days are varied
  • Offering mentoring online

Venue – Vital, 382 – 386 Edgware Road, W2 1EB (entrance on Church Street) – please contact us for more information.