Our team exists to work with people to start-up and grow businesses and social enterprises which thrive.


Portobello Business Centre (PBC) is an independent social enterprise that operates as a not-for-profit organisation, based in West London. 

As a client, this means that you benefit from the income we generate – whatever the source. This includes contracts we hold, sponsorships we receive, or fee-paying clients we’ve helped in the past (including any contribution you may make); it is all channelled into providing support for clients just like you, helping them to achieve their goals. 

We offer and deliver one-to-one advice, training courses, seminars, workshops, business consultancy, and networking opportunities. We also provide advice on and access to business loans and finance for London-based businesses. 

We exist simply to help people start-up, grow, and expand their businesses, to assist 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 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 25 years. 

As a result of the support of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, businesses located in as well as residents of the Borough may be eligible to fully-subsidised support thanks to the Council’s contribution. 

We know that choosing to start-up a new business is one of the most important decisions our clients will make in their life. 

We are friendly, determined, and committed to helping you enter the business world and thrive. We are here to help you succeed. 

Diversity is part of who we are.

Inclusion is what we do.

We believe that diversity unlocks innovation and drives creativity within a team. 

We value both inherent and acquired diversity where everyone’s voice is heard and ideas are freely exchanged to achieve better results for the organisation and the community we serve.  We place great value on the feedback and engagement we receive from the diverse community we work with, which allows us to deliver services in ways that, informatively and co-operatively, meets their needs.  This also enables the community to be involved in a process which has a direct impact on them and their businesses.

We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger, more dynamic, and more creative work environment, as well as an organisation that is in tune with its local community.

We would really love to hear from you; please give us your feedback or join as a volunteer and become part of the PBC team.

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 am so excited and have really begun to live my dreams. Thanks again for all PBC has contributed to my entrepreneurial aspirations”

E.C

Don’t miss the opportunity to make your dream come true. Book to see one of our advisors today!  

Portobello Business Centre 
Canalside House 
383 Ladbroke Grove 
London W10 5AA  
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7460 5050 
Email: info@pbc.co.uk