Developing Local Opportunities

Bountagu Priorities: Developing Opportunities for Local People

Bountagu promotes an enterprise culture and encourages residents to be entrepreneurial. We support people into employment and help them to set up businesses. Bountagu will link up with local development partners and find areas of mutual benefit. We are committed to supporting people to access opportunities for learning, employment and enterprise, existing and new, and continuing to support the UnLtd Social Enterprise programme.

Our Developing Opportunities subgroup is resident-led and meets regularly to plan and address community issues. If you are interested in knowing more, use the details on the Contact Form to get in touch by phone or email.

Bountagu provides a range of Enterprise, Employment and Skills development services to support business start-ups and people into work.

  • Bountagu Business Network
    Join the regular monthly Business Network meetings to help you connect with other local business start ups, increase trade and gain support.
    Contact: Pareece Anthony-Ellis at the Hub on Wednesday & Friday on 020 8292 5626, Email: pareece.rose@outlook.com
  • Bountagu Enterprise club
    Pop in to the Hub to make an appointment or ring us.
    Appointments are on Wednesday afternoons or Fridays – so you can discuss and develop your business idea.
  • Bountagu Job club
    Pop into the Hub on Wednesday mornings and talk to someone who can help you with job search, skills development or improve your CV.
  • Bountagu Training – Click here for the new Bountagu Training Programme 2017
    The training is designed to help people with their career development; whether it is to seek employment or to develop their skills in running their own businesses.We are now providing training in Community Research, Stewarding (level 2 for community events) and Organic Food Growing. We will be providing courses later this year in Social Enterprise – called Start Something Social. Young people who are interest in starting their own business can join Freedom E and participate in the £10 Challenge; learning how to start a business and watch it grow!
  • Course we have already provided include: Food Hygiene level 2 and 3 (for those starting a catering businesses), Health and Social CareFirst AidChild Protection (for those pursuing careers working with children and young people), Arts and Crafts courses; as well as ongoing Business Development courses.
  • Bountagu was awarded Intensive Enterprise status by Unltd in June 2014. Bountagu provides training and support for members of the Bountagu Enterprise Club and its 45 members. Many members have gained business start-up funding from Unltd to start up small businesses.
  • Click here for the Bountagu Training booking form 2017
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  • Volunteering-
    If you have a business or professional skill and are interested in sharing this with others who need support, please contact Bountagu on 020 8292 5626.
    Business Mentors-
    We are also looking for more business mentors who can support new entrepreneurs with information and advice. Just an hour a week could make a massive difference!
    Awards: Make an appointment at the Hub on a Wednesday or Friday to find out more on the Unltd Awards and how to apply.
    Do It Awards: You’ve got and idea! You want to create social change, you have an idea for how to do it.
    Grow it Award: You are ready to scale your social venture
    Do It Awards: You want to improve your area