Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Rachel Kavuma-Kyagulanyi Authoress

Rachel Kavuma-Kyagulanyi an NEC client here at the Xmas networking event. Rachel is a graduate teacher, author and publisher of children storybooks. She publishes colourfully illustrated myths and legend children books, to stimulate curiosity in children and encourage them to read.
Her book the Leopard and the Goat that is accompanied by an animated DVD is on sale for £10.00
contact Rachel by email:

Proceeds to go to Widows and Orphans Project in Uganda

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

NEC and Westminster Women in Business joint Xmas networking event

We would like to thank all who joined us for the Xmas networking event on Monday 7th December here at the Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre, we enjoyed traditional mulled wine made for us by Hanna Sintim and mince pies! This event was a big success and we look forward to many more in the New Year....

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Westminster Women in Business

We would like to thank all of you that came along to the Westminster Women in business meeting on the 10th of November. A special thanks to Katia Chrysostomou a performance coach, who came along to talk to us all about customer service. The meeting also gave us all a chance to say goodbye to Aparna Zaveri our business support officer and to wish her all the very best for the future.
Big thanks to Sandra DaCosta for making another delicious cake!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Enterprise Bazaar

On Thursday the 22nd October the NEC held another popular networking event. Sarah Potterton who is a communications consultant with many years experience working in Public Relations and Internal Communications for large organisations such as Shell and British Gas joined us and gave a talk. Sarah specialises in helping faciliate the goals of small to medium sized businesses through interactive sessions (one to one and group sessions) utilising analysis, insights and communications expertise.

Monday, 12 October 2009

W9 Community Bazaar

The W9 Community Bazaar is run by two local women with the support of the Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre. It is held on the first Thursday of every month in St. Peter's Church Hall, Elgin Avenue, London W9 2DB, from 1.00pm until 4.00pm. If you are interested in having a stall, or any other information please contact Jackie on 07982802725 or email Sandra

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Enterprise Bazaar

The Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre will be holding another popular networking event on Thursday 22nd October from 01.00 pm until 03.00pm here at the centre, 59 Elgin Avenue, London, W9 2DB.
Sarah Potterton, a communications consultant, will be giving us a talk on communications for start-up and existing small businesses.
We will then stop for some lunch provided by Debrannies catering, after lunch networking.
If you would like to take part in this event please contact us on 0207 266 0636

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Jewelry Stall

Join Mary Theophane a Neighbourhood Enterprise client and Jewelry Stall holder at the Maida Hill market every Thursday and Saturday. Mary sells a variety of affordable jewelry, also very popular with the children.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Churros and Chocolate UK website

Join Shirley Grana, an NEC client and member of Westminster Women in Business group, at the new Maida Hill Market W9, for some delicious hot, fresh Churros and Chocolate this Saturday 25th July.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Westminster Women in Business

The Neighourhood Enterprise Centre will be holding their next Westminster Women in Business meeting on the 20th July 09 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm in the centre's meeting room.
  • To promote women's entrepreneurship
  • To listen to each other and understand the issues that we face in business
  • To provide each other with advice/solutions
  • To share ideas
  • To support
To book a place for this event, or for information on any future events, please contact Aparna or Kim on 0207 266 0636

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Enterprise Bazaar


The Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre held another successful networking event at the London Print Studio on the Harrow Road W10 on the 21st May 09.
The NEC invited local business mentors in various specialist fields to come along and hold different workshops that proved to be very successful.

Sunday, 10 May 2009


V Massage London - Chair Massages and Beauty Treatments
At V Massage London we pride ourselves on giving the best chair massages, offering an amazing therapeutic massage experience that clients return to again and again.

We believe that you are special and create a totally personalised chair massage experience, based on initial interview information, as well as feedback during the treatment, to ensure your comfort and total satisfaction.

Popular Treatments include:

Corporate Massage

V Massage London provides onsite chair massage and beauty treatments to a range of companies from small businesses to large corporations

Beauty Treatments

Our talented team of professional therapists put you at ease and bring along a beautiful, relaxingambiance, using soft lighting, aroma therapeutic sprays and tranquil music.

Events and special occasions

We are also happy to discuss providing a bespoke massage service for your special occasion.

Feel free to contact us on: 07981 007 415 or email

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

London Foot Specialist Website

London Foot Specialist Clinic

The W9 Clinic is held on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre,
St. Peters House,
59, Elgin Avenue,
London W9 2DB

07960 045 745

Your Podiaatrist - Amanda Mawudoku BSc (Hons) SRCh MChS MSc

I provide effective caring and good value holistic care, I will aim always to let you make an informed choice about your continuing care and treatment plans.

I provide all types of lower limb care including prevention, children's development and restoration to fitness. I cure a range of conditions and also offer cosmestic treatments. I use the most recent technology and up-to-date knowledge to make your treatment gentle, painless, efficient, easy and affordable.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Canine Culture Website

Canine culture was set up by Crissie Chambers, an accredited certificate holder in NOCN, to educate her local community on how to understand the body language of the domesticated dog and to set up structures and boundaries using reward not punishment.
Canine culture, based in central London, offers a warm welcome to all dog owners and all dog breeds! Our aim is to provide a first class training and behavioural service that uses a kind and non-invasive training method.
  • Dog Socialising Classes,each session two hours
  • One to One sessions, each individual case could take up to two hours
To book a behaviour consultation or a special dog training visit in your own home

contact Crissie Chambers

mobile number: 07949523710 between 10:00 am and 08:00 pm Monday to Friday


rent - a - cleaner

professional friendly reliable

rent - a - cleaner offices are located in Westminster, Central London. The company specialises in both commercial and domestic cleaning in Central London. Rent-a-cleaner provides a professional and friendly cleaning service: rent - a - cleaner thrives on being unique diverse and offers services such as:
  • domestic home cleaning
  • commercial cleaning
  • construction cleaning
  • window cleaning
  • dry cleaning
  • party cleaning
please call for a free quotation or more information
0800 862 0312

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Everyday Matters

Lead facilitator/Consultant: Angela Singhate BEd (Hons)

Angela Singhate qualified as a primary teacher in 1993 and has over 10 years esperience of woriking within a diverse range of inner London schools. she has taught throughout the primary age range, has much expertise within the early Years and has worked as part of the senior leadership team. She has since worked within the Adult Education sector utilising her skills to successfully teach a range of childcare courses.

A Free 8 week course for local parents

An exciting opportunity to get together with like minded people in the local community.
Who is the course for?
  • Local parents
  • Childminders/Nannies
  • Anybody working with children
Starts: Tuesday 31st March 2009
Limited Creche places available
59, Elgin Avenue,
London W9 2DB
call Angela: 07813 793 424

Rachel Bamber 'Brighter Thinking' website

Rachel Bamber is a Certified Professional and Personal Coach and Certified NLP Practitioner specialising in helping ambitious professionals stuck in a rut to re-ignite their sparkle by improving their confidence, communication and career.

She is an Assistant Trainer, Assessor, Mentor and Group Regional Coordinator for Results Coaching Systems Europe. She was also the Lead organiser of CoachFest 2007: an international workshop event for coaches.

Prior to running her own business, Rachel enjoyed twelve years previous commercial success leading, motivating and managing teams and individuals to achieve goals and exceed targets in the consumer media, events and exhibition industries in London.

In addition to her private practice, she leads weekly group coaching and training workshops for the NHS: for people affected by alcohol and drugs. Rachel has also launched Brighter Thinking Ltd to develop her Brighter Thinking brand of expertise on self-leadership.

Tel: +44 (0) 7966 540032

Monday, 16 March 2009

Zumba Sandra website

Turning Passion into business

Sandra DaCosta, 36 started learning Zumba less than a year ago and already she's running classes locally, with a little help from the Enterprise Centre.
Zumba is a form of Latin dance-fitness, using a variety of styles including memengue, reggaeton. salso and cumbia. It's suitable for everyone - Sandra does classes at pre-schools and has a friend who runs a class for over 50's - it's fun and it keeps you fit.
Although she always loved dance, Sandra needed some support to turn her passion into a business. She met Aparna and Kim at the monthly community market at the Enterprise Centre, and they encouraged her to move forward with her ideas.
Kim helped Sandra set up a website and design a flyer and Aparna helped her to put together a business plan. They meet regularly and the support has boosted Sandra's confidence and made her more proactive.
The future is bright for Sandra - she sees a big market for Zumba and she wants to reach more people and take more classes.
Sandra's Zumba classes are at the Porchester Sports Centre West London on Wed 10 - 11am or Friday 7-8pm
and Academy Sport West London on Fri 4.30 -5.30pm (for adults and 7-12 yr-olds).
contact Sandra on 07732011963 or

Animal of Your Heart Website

"The Elephant of My Heart by "Jessica Clements

"The Elephant of my Heart"
is my story. I was a very sick nine year old when I was introduced to a elephant. He then took me on a journey where I met all my other animals. They are a snake, a dragonfly, a phoenix, two of his fleas, a black panther and a very self-assured goldfish. These animals gave me gifts of great beauty and power and helped me see my illness as nothing more than a walk in the park - or in my case a walk in the jungle.

If you would like to read more of the book you can purchase it by contacting Jessica Clements on 0793 153 9128 or email
Jessica also has an audio CD the visualisations are used in the adult "Animal of Your Heart" workshops and are available to buy from Jessica on the above number.

Adult "Animal of Your Heart" Workshops

The next Adult "Animal of Your Heart" Stress Management workshop on Thursday 2nd April

from 7:00pm until 9.30pm

The price is £10 or £5 concession. This includes refreshments.

The venue is St Peter's House, 59, Elgin Ave, (though the entrance is on Chippenham Rd)

Maida Vale, W9.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Enterprise Bazaar website

Brighter Thinking for your Business in the Recession

On the 12th February 09 the Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre hosted another popular networking event at the Westbourne Studios in West London.
At this fun and interactive workshop, led by Rachel Bamber a Life Coach and client of the centre gave a talk on why now is a good time to be running a business, how you can keep motivated and your business on track, during the predicted hard times ahead.

Karen Buck MP was also present on the day to network with local buisnesss.


About Kevin O’Doherty:

Kevin is a Health Psychologist, with a wide range of experience in mental health. He has worked both in Ireland and the UK, with people living with stress, anxiety, panic disorders, OCD and depression.

Kevin is a Manager in national mental health charity. He also provides CBT for clients of Anxiety UK (formerly the National Phobics Society).

Kevin is an accredited member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and works to the professional and ethical standards, laid down by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

For More Info, contact Kevin O’Doherty
Tel: 020 7286 8616
Mob: 07811 557 763


About Theresa Kahn:

Theresa Kahn is an experienced Lecturer, (Cert.Ed.) and Coordinator with considerable experience in Adult and Further Education. She has worked with groups and individuals from all over the world, which has included projects with the National Probation Service, numerous Local Communities and in the Health and Social Care Services. She takes referrals from the National Phobics Society. She is dedicated in providing excellence in both her practice and teaching, thus providing a high quality and professional service to clients and students alike.

How can I book a session?

Ans: If you require further information, or would like to arrange a consultation session the best way to contact me is by telephone: Mob: 07910 356 749
or email me on:



Hanna Sintim set up Debrannies to provide all kinds of catering including for community events such as public meetings, tea dances for the over 50s and private parties. She has also started a Community Café at a local Church and runs the Coffee Shop at a health centre. She is a trained, qualified and experienced chef and has worked as Head Pastry Chef at Kensington Place, west London.

She started her journey to setting up her business with a course provided by the Portobello Business Centre. This was a four day course that took participants through all aspects of business with presentations from experts in tax and accounting. The business plan was the most useful thing for Hanna while starting off. Her Business Adviser, Maria Stammers, helped her by looking through her books and coming to observe her at work in her catering business. Hanna's
adviser gave her constructive feedback on how she could improve her business to make it more attractive to customers.

One area that is a struggle for her is finance. She says that she has had difficulty in identifying the benefits that she is entitled to as a self-employed person with her own business. What would have made a difference to her experience is being clear about what benefits are available to her and exactly what loan finance is available to support her business. She describes her position at the moment as 'being in a
grey area'.

For the future, Hanna has great plans for Debrannies including setting up a patisserie. She wants to further establish the business and to increase the number of catering contracts.

Hanna feels that the best thing about starting her own business is making her own decisions and being able to do what she likes to do. Although it is a struggle, it is a very exciting time for her.
Debrannies: Event Catering and Patisserie Chef
07961 817 150


Cristina Codina Llavina is a qualified Alexander Technique teacher and a member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) with experience in teaching both individuals and groups from all walks of life.

The Alexander Technique is the only method which teaches us to become aware of and eliminate harmful postural habits.
Using the Alexander Technique you can become ... balanced alert but relaxed focused effective confident
Anyone can benefit ... Vitality and coordination improves. Breathing and speaking become easier. Movement becomes freer, lighter, and more enjoyable.

Cristina has experience in teaching; women only classes, mixed classes with ages ranging from 16-60, children’s groups, and has three years assisting in the Alexander Technique department of the Arts ED School of Acting,

References are available on request

Classes cost £30 per hour –excluding venue hire costs.

For more information contact
Mobile: 077 3421 9669
Home: 020 7266 5256.

Gabriella Doran LicAc. MBAcC, acupuncture practitioner, is Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre's longest-term resident, having been at the centre since its inception in 2004.

What I love about my practice here at Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre, is that it is right in the heart of the wonderful diverse community of W9. Many of my patients travel much further to see me, but it is also important to me that I am serving my community making this profound system of medicine available to locals from all walks of life.

If you have any questions about acupuncture please do send me an e-mail on or call me on 0781 314 1098.

Neighbourhood Enterprise Centre

  • Want to be your own boss and work for yourself?
  • Are you hoping to start your own business?
  • Need help to grow an existing business?
  • Need a grant or loan for your business?
The Enterprise Centre can guide you and help you focus on starting your own business!

Call for FREE business support 0207 266 0636 or email: