Peckham Enterprise Centre opens for businesses

News Desk (14 April, 2016)

Centre will provide a base for aspiring business-minded people making brave first steps

8907Rebecca Osewa at the centre - photo from London Youth Support Trust

 

An enterprise hub for the borough’s young entrepreneurs has launched in Buller Close.

The Peckham Enterprise Centre, run by the London Youth Support Trust charity (LYST), was opened by Southwark Council leader Peter John.

The centre will provide subsidised business space and support for entrepreneurs aged eighteen to 30.

Formerly the Bell’s Garden Community Centre, the LYST, which opened on April 1, has transformed the building into a range of spacious, fitted sheds.

Beatrice Newman, owner of fashion brand Korlekie, said: “This is the first proper studio I have had as I have not been able to afford space before.

“Having a place to put my things and a presentable area has helped me grow my business.”

Adenike Malcolm, Peckham Enterprise Centre manager, said: “There is a real sense of community within our centre.

“As our clients are all young entrepreneurs, experiencing some of the same challenges that come with starting a business, they develop by learning from each other.”

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