Our Ethos & Mission


We Help Small Business to Start-Up, Survive, and Grow. We are a friendly group of people, committed to helping you enter and thrives in the Business World.

Portobello Business Centre (PBC) is an independent non-profit making organisation that provides advice, training, counselling and mentoring services.

We are nationally recognised as a leading quality provider of professional Enterprise Support Services and have provided support and assistance to many hundreds of businesses in our local community and across London for over the past 25 years.

We exist to help people to start up, grow and expand their businesses, to support them in realising their full potential through the provision of affordable, high quality, independent and confidential support delivered by an innovative and professional team.

We offer and deliver; One to one advice; Training Courses; Seminars; Workshops; Business Consultancy and Networking opportunities. We also provide advice and access to business loans, finance, and grants for London based businesses.

Clients typically are new young and micro-business start-ups in the 0 -10 employee size category.

Businesses located and residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea may also be eligible to subsidised support.

We know better than everyone that choosing to start up a new business is one of the most important decisions our clients will take in their life. We support them to succeed!

See what some of our clients say about us:

Really friendly and helpful staff. They support you on what you need to set up your start-up business based on your unique idea.” R.T

Thank you for your support! I finally found all the answers to my questions. Now I am ready to start building my business plan” B.Z.

I have found this course absolutely invaluable, both in terms of providing a thorough introduction to self-employment but also giving me the confidence to take my business forward.” M.K

I enjoyed the course. David gave so much and shared his personal experience that is so valuable because he covered much more than I expected.” J.B.

I have secured a loan and am now in planning stages to launch my first Autumn/Winter collection. I ‘m so excited and have really begun to live my dreams. Thanks again for all Portobello has contributed to my entrepreneurial aspirations” E.C.

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