December 14, 2011 Kensington and Chelsea today
Two young entrepreneurs are looking forward to trading on the world famous Portobello Market after being named winners of the Royal Borough’s Market Enterprise Launch Pad 2011.
Jo Hawtree, who is starting a men’s fashion label called `Gunsmoke & Lavender’, and Emily Ellen Dell, who sells bespoke art on canvas under the name `Girl on a Swing’, have each won £1,000 in start-up funds, six months rent-free market stall space on Portobello Market, a support package from the Prince’s Trust and free business insurance. The project was funded by the John Lyon’s Charity and run by the Council’s Education Partnership Team.
The announcement comes on the day the retail guru Mary Portas launched her Government commissioned review of Britain’s High Streets.
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