Got a great idea for a business?
Do you want to make it a reality? Come along to our open day and you could become the next entrepreneur.
We are working with Hatch Enterprise, a social enterprise enabling entrepreneurs to grow successful and sustainable businesses in South London. Hatch runs free community workshops at 55 East, the new community hub in Southwark.
If you have great business ideas, why not come along to the open day.
Monday, 30 April 2018, 10-11am
53-63 East Street
Follow in Claire's successful footsteps
Claire, a single mother of two lovely children was looking for something more in her life. She was career driven - having over 10-years’ experience supporting people into employment - but felt something was missing.
Claire decided to volunteer her time at one of Peabody’s community centres. While volunteering, she met Ashley Elliott, Peabody Community Development Worker.
After hearing Claire’s story, Ashley introduced her to the Peabody Enterprise Programme which supports entrepreneurs to develop their own community-focussed businesses.
Things clicked immediately for Claire, she decided that she would quit her job and put her skills to good use by opening her own venture, focussing on employment support and connecting people in the community.
Claire’s organisation, Central Community Impact (CCI) is based in the heart of Westminster on the door steps of our Horseferry Road residents. So far, she has helped over 20 people into employment, including a man in his 50’s returning to work after a 15-year career break.
Claire said: ‘‘Sometimes all we need is a little encouragement and perhaps someone else to see hope within us. I have a quote on my desk to remind myself how lucky I am that Peabody gave me this opportunity. “Doing what you like is freedom and liking what you do is happiness”.
Taking the next step
Why not follow in Claire’s footsteps and turn your business ideas into a reality with help from Peabody and Hatch. For further information, please visit http://hatchenterprise.org/entrepreneurs or contact our Communities team at CommunityDevelopment@peabody.org.uk.