Maria Stammers

Maria Stammers – Senior Business Advisor

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Maria Stammers is the Senior Business Advisor at Portobello Business Centre, an award winning Enterprise Centre. Maria is a seasoned Business Advisor and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience of working with pre-start and existing businesses.   She has helped over 4,000 businesses and has gained hands on knowledge of their challenges and how to resolve them. She takes an holistic approach to her work and is skilled in all areas of business to include financial, operational, marketing with a speciality in the creative industries.  

She was the London representative for Shell Live Wire, whilst in the post she mentored the winners of the London SLW for 5 years in a row. She developed and ran the first pilot project in the UK for DWP, designed specifically to support single parents who wanted to start their own business. 

She has been a board member of the IBA, Hackney Chamber of Commerce, Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre and has personally been responsible raising and running projects to the value of £400,000. 

Maria believes one should always have a dream to follow but advises 

“You should DREAM WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN” 

  • Job Title – Senior Business Advisor
  • Date Joined – 1998
  • Likes – Learning and sharing
  • Dislikes – Bad manners
  • Hobbies – Cricket (have to otherwise I would never see my husband), reading business and self-development books and watching TED talks.
  • Favourite Brand – Monsoon
  • Favourite Holiday – Beach holidays and where ever cricket takes us.