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RBKC News, 06.07.2021

Step 4 of the roadmap

The Prime Minister made an announcement yesterday, 5 July 2021, setting out what will be involved in step 4 of the roadmap.  When we have further information on what step 4 means for business restrictions regulations we will let you know.

Set up a Summer market stall as a young entrepreneur

The New Youthquake 2021 initiative is back for another year to give traders under 30 the chance to showcase their talent at Portobello and Golborne Road Market from as little as £10.  There will be 18 stalls up for grabs being made available over the summer on 25-27 June, 16-18 July, and 6-8 August 2021.  Email to register.

KCCC event 20th July

KCCC are delighted to be back hosting their Tuesday Networking at the Holiday Inn London.  Enjoy wine and canapes in the heart of one of London’s most iconic boroughs, The Holiday Inn® London – Kensington Forum.  Please don’t forget to bring lots of business cards.  If you have any problems booking a ticket please email and she will put you on the guest list.  Tuesday Networking at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum | KCCC (

RBKC sponsored KCCC event on reopening with a focus on hospitality

We have now posted the recording of this meeting as a video on YouTube here this was an excellent seminar and the speakers have provided some inspiring stories alongside key insights on operating through and beyond a pandemic.

From RBKC.  New Applications for Expanded Retail Discount

If you have not previously applied for this discount you will need to apply.  The Council will soon open applications for 2021/22. Information on how to apply will be made available in coming weeks. Please contact to register your interest and we will email you once the application goes live.  If you also wish to apply for 2020/21 please download the application and email the completed form to 

Chorus and Summer of Love

There is a unique code for businesses in RBK&C that provides them with a free Business subscription account for Chorus: valid until November 1st, 2021.  Chorus has been developed by a local business that has been supported by RBKC through commissioned work at PBC.  Download and spread the word Short overview video of the app:  

Why not enter your Summer of Love activities?  K&C Summer of Love has started with a fantastic event in the Duke of York’s Square and now we have a summer full of events and activities to look forward to. First photo competition on social media is launched to encourage people to share the places they love in the borough. The prize is an overnight stay with breakfast for two at the Kensington Marriott – like or repost on Twitter and Instagram.

Amazon is launching a £2.5m Apprenticeship Fund

Company’s Apprenticeship Levy being used support small businesses selling on Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers and smaller creative industry partners.  See here.

From London Business Hub 

Harness the Power of e-Commerce to Grow Your Business – 10am to 4:30pm, Thursday 15th July 2021- Learn how to increase your online sales and establish a strong online presence to remain competitive in the growing online economy. 

Grow Your Business Through Large Supply Chains – 10am to 4:30pm, Thursday 20th July 2021 – Expert advice on how to prepare your business to successfully win contracts and build long term relationships in larger supply chains.

Branding for SMEs – 10am to 4:30pm, Thursday 12th August 2021 – Find out how to develop your brand strategy in the marketplace to build trust and gain a loyal customer base.

From the GLA and Monday Works: Workspace survey

The GLA is undertaking a survey to understand how workspaces have coped with the pandemic. Please feel free to share the Workspace survey with your contacts.  The GLA have commissioned Monday Works to carry out a series of surveys on how Covid is impacting London’s flexible workspaces. Once the surveys are complete a report will be provided with recommendations that will include what support workspaces will need post-pandemic.

From: Police Digital Security Centre

Free cyber security events for businesses in Kensington & Chelsea.  The digital security clinics are 15 minute mentoring sessions where people can talk to us one-to-one about any cyber security concerns Kensington & Chelsea.  07/07/2021 9am-5pm- Online Digital Security Clinic:  13/07/2021 10am-11am- Cyber Security Webinar:

From Cultural recovery fund

Details of the third round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF), which will help support cultural businesses has been announced.

The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) has launched the Earls Court Community Fund (ECCF)

Applications will close on 2 August 2021. See here:   Also, If you’d like to apply to join the grants panel as a volunteer, send your CV and a brief statement to by 5pm on Monday 26th July 2021

The Lancaster West Community Fund

This has just launched for applications from Thursday 1 July until 11.59pm on Sunday 1 August, 2021.