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Sweet Doris UK

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Natasha Williams is one of our dedicated clients who has spent a lot of hours attending our business courses and having sessions with our Senior Business Advisor Maria Stammers in order to start and grow her own business. What did …

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Urban Spectrum Design

In by mihai

Our latest Success Story is Sabi Kiesel, a lighting designer who founded Urban Spectrum Design, a business that specialises in architectural lighting design. Sabi seeks to balance business success with an enriching lifestyle. She was back at PBC to attend …

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Cinnamon and Sugar

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Meet Lucia Mena, founder of Cinnamon and Sugar, purveyors of delicious South American street food around West London. Lucia visited PBC to tell us how her business started and where it is going… What does Cinnamon and Sugar do? ‘At …

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Society for Young Artists

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Meet Paulo Pinto, founder of the Society for Young Artists, an innovative west London startup that offers young people the chance to combine artistic self-expression with learning about finance. Paulo was at Canalside House for PBC’s three days Start Your …

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Telios Tutors

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Lisa runs Telios Tutors, a private tuition agency in Kensington, London. She has devoted thousands of hours to private tutoring over the course of 10 years and has successfully helped a high volume of students obtain entry to some of …

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Adriana’s Cafe

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Adriana Zymberaj opened Adriana’s Café in September 2018. When she opened, she actually had a visit from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Mayor Councillor Marie-Therese Rossi and deputy Mayor Councillor Mohammed Bakhtiar. The two arrived in full regalia …

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Hope Care Agency

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Anab Hussein is the manager of Hope Care Agency, a domiciliary care agency based in North Kensington. She created the Care Agency in challenging circumstances in 2012 and believes her story could inspire others from similar backgrounds to pursue their …

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Leafwild Cafe

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Anna Parfirenko is the owner of Leafwild, a fresh, healthy and aesthetically pleasing café on Ladbroke Grove. I met Anna at the peak of the Tuesday morning rush when the café is filled with multi-lingual chatter, and over coffee, she …

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North K & C Mental Health Carers Association

In by mihai

In March, Jeltje Pollock-Heevel will stand down as Chair of North Kensington & Chelsea Mental Health Carers Association after a long association with the charity in which she has successfully kept it alive, providing vital services in the most challenging …

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Angels & Cookies

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Karen Cappetta launched Angels & Cookies in 2016, and her company makes gourmet cookie dough specially formulated to be enjoyed by everyone, particularly including those who have food intolerances or allergies. After a varied career that’s included time working in …

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Alex Ferreira Fitness Trainer

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The Portobello Business Centre helped Alex Ferreira on her path to self-employment as a fitness trainer, and she continues to work with them as she plans her future. For the moment, she works for a variety of organisations as an …

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Mendia’s Raw Food

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Larraitz Garmendia – Mendia’s Raw Food Larraitz Garmendia launched her new business, Mendia’s Raw Food, in June 2016, and it’s based in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Her company’s delicious foods have already had a prestigious award from …

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Maria Nilsson – Party Food

In by mihai

When Maria Nilsson arrived in London in 1991 from the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, she had little English and started work as a cleaner. But that was not how she saw her future in life – studying and …

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CBM Academy

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Petar Agbaba and Christine Blundell, who has won both an Oscar and a Bafta award for her make-up work, started their Make-up Academy in Camden 10 years ago. They knew each other because they’d both worked in the film and …

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MARK/GIUSTI

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Mark Farhat is the founder and creative director of MARK/GIUSTI which produces a luxury range of accessories including bags, luggage, wallets and iPad covers. The goods are made to the highest standard of Italian craftsmanship using natural materials ranging from …

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