The full support service for start-up and existing businesses in London
Welcome to the award winning business development agency
described as ‘the best in London’.
We offer a wide range of services for people who want to set up on their own and for already established business planning to expand.
Look through our website to find out about the courses, business advice and consultancy that we offer
To find out more, call 020 7460 5050 or email us
THE BIG CHEESE – LOAN FUND
Posted: 21 December 2016 Posted in: News
Are you looking for funding?
Portobello Business Centre are delighted announce a new loan fund for start-up businesses in Kensington and Chelsea.
The Big Cheese Loan fund sees a new partnership coming together between and Kensington based “Your Credit Union the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Portobello Business Centre.” It is believed to be the first partnership of its kind in the UK and will be providing affordable loans, business advice and support to fledgling businesses in the Royal Borough.
The scheme is intended to specifically help residents who have not been able to raise start up finance from traditional sources, such as the banks, which can be difficult, particularly if a person is currently out of work. Newly trading small and micro businesses will also be able to access loans to help them become more sustainable.
The Council is supporting the scheme to help the two organisations work together to widen the offer of finance and business and financial advice to start-ups, newly trading small and micro businesses.
Portobello Business Centre and Kensington based Your Credit Union and will administer £100,000 in loan guarantee funds on behalf of the Royal Borough, which are specifically for supporting the self-employed and new micro businesses with loans.
Typically, loans will be for a few thousand pounds but could go up to £10,000.
For further information on affordable loans and business support for small businesses contact us at Portobello Business Centre on: 020 7460 5050.
Starting a Restaurant, Cafe or Food Business
Posted: 24 November 2016 Posted in: News
Has it been a dream of yours to open your own restaurant or small cafe, pop up restaurant or own a food cart?
Then this course is for you!!! It runs over 4 dates between 3rd – 27th June 2017.
To go straight to the booking link click https://restaurant-cafe.eventbrite.co.uk
Alternatively, for more information, please click the “Starting a Restaurant/Cafe” link to the left.
Introduction to Enterprise – March 2017
Posted: 19 October 2016 Posted in: News
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Yes!!
So……… What is holding you back?
We are running our next Intro to Enterprise seminar (without charge) on Tuesday 21st March 2017 from 12.30pm – 3pm.
Do not hesitate – Click here for further details and to book your place: https://introtoenterprisemar2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Fashion Masterclasses – June 2017
Posted: 15 January 2016 Posted in: News
We are delighted to announce that our acclaimed series of Business of Fashion Masterclasses are back!! The next course will run for 4 days between 13th – 21st June 2017.
To go straight to the booking link, please click https://fashionmasterclassesjune2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Alternatively, for more information, please click on the Fashion Masterclasses link to the left.
3 Day Business Start Up Course
Posted: 25 September 2014 Posted in: News
If you are thinking of starting your own business, this is the perfect introduction to business fundamentals and financial planning. The course will give you the tools you need before you start to trade.
The next 3-day Business Start Up Course will be commencing on Tuesday 21st March 2017, and will run on the following days with a 1 hour break for lunch:-
Tuesday 21st March 2017 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 28th March 2017 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 29th March 2017 10am – 4pm
To be held at:- PORTOBELLO BUSINESS CENTRE 6 Canalside House 383 Ladbroke Grove London W10 5AA
COST OF COURSE £120. You may be eligible for a discount if you live in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (proof of address will be required). IF YOU LIVE IN RBKC, PLEASE CONTACT JENNI BEFORE BOOKING TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT CODE.
Please click link to the left “Business Start Up Course” for more into or to book on the course, click here https://bepmarch2017.eventbrite.co.uk