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: