Portobello Business Centre is acting as the first point of contact for people whose businesses may have been affected by the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.
The initial response will be to gather as much information as we can about the issues affecting you and your business so please be ready give us as much information as you can.
We are expecting a variety of difficulties and are very aware that everyone's business needs will be slightly different. Once we have all your details we will then work to provide a suitable solution as soon as is possible.
We now have temporary office space set up so that you can work from offices at Canalside House in Ladbroke Grove - the space has desks chairs and access to WiFi. Call us for more details. This facility is ready for use now.
In addition, we are seeking the support from other business in the community to provide specialist help where needed.
All of these services will be provided without charge.
The events at Grenfell Tower have been nothing short of horrific. Our thoughts at Portobello Business Centre remain with the victims and families caught up in this dreadful event. The focus of the nation has quite rightly been on the victims and the people directly affected
We are also very aware that the disruption caused by the fire extends beyond those directly involved.
When speaking to a cross section of businesses impacted by the events at Grenfell Tower we have been made aware of:
We've been bringing these matters to the attention of various local and central Government departments on your behalf. These include RBKC, Greater London Authority and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Department for Communities and Local Government.
As with the riots in 2011, where many small local community business suffered, we believe there ought to be a business compensation package put in place as well as other support services to help you put your businesses back on track.
To do this successfully we need to fully understand the disruption and difficulties you've encountered and to advise you on the next steps.
Please come along to the meeting we are holding at Canalside House 383 Ladbroke Grove at 12pm Friday 30th June to help us to help you get your business back on its feet.
If you are planning to attend, can you let us know by calling 020 7460 5050 or on [email protected]
If you are unable to make the meeting we would still welcome a chance to talk with you
Please forward this and share with other business you may know of who would be interested in attending.
Portobello Business Centre
020 7460 5050