The School Gates Enterprise Scheme backed by Greenwich Council has just finished with a bumper crop of graduates. Parents were encouraged to start their own businesses on special courses after school drop off in the mornings. On the courses they got the chance to learn new skills as part of the free training and advice. The project was delivered by South East Enterprise's advisor Brenda Drummond. The package of support included help with CVs and job applications, skills development and training, and enterprise advice and coaching.
On Wednesday 30 March graduates from the scheme attended a graduation ceremony at picturesque Charlton House. Cllr Denise Highland presented the graduates with their certificates and there was also an opportunity for the different sets of graduates to network with each other and advisers from South East Enterprise.
Ingrid set up a business called Zoe Cosmetics, and produces hand-made soaps from home, using natural
ingredients. “It’s going very well, and I’m now looking to expand by making other skincare products,” she said.
To find out more about this successful project read the article published in Greenwich Time.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
The Women Mean Business spring networking event was organised to coincide with International Women's Day on Tuesday 8 March. Local women business owners celebrated the centenary of International Women's Day at Manor House Library in Lee. South East Enterprise with support from Lewisham Council organised the networking event.