Young enterprise

If you want to know how to start a business, there's plenty of advice for you in Westminster.

1. Local services

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy 

Provides BTEC courses in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

  • address: Peter Jones Academy, Westminster Kingsway College, Victoria Centre, Vincent Square. London SW1P 2PD
  • courseinfo@westking.ac.uk
  • phone: 020 7963 4181

Westminster Adult Education Service

Offers a variety of courses in setting up your own business.

  • address: Lisson Grove Centre, 219 Lisson Grove, London NW8 8LW
  • info@waes.ac.uk
  • phone: 020 7297 7297

Westminster Enterprise Centre

Provides expert advice, including start-up workshops.

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading Enterprise and Financial Education charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills.

2. Westminster Business Information Points

Our Business Information Points (BIPs) are based in 4 libraries in the borough, so you'll find one near you. They offer training resources, free internet and a chance to network. They're based at:

Westminster Reference Library

Church Street Library

Pimlico Library

Paddington Library

3. Map of enterprise advice locations

Map key Location
A Westminster Adult Education Service
B Church Street Library Business Information Point
C Westminster Adult Education Service
D Paddington Library Business Information Point
E Pimlico Library Business Information Point
F Westminster Enterprise Centre
G Peter Jones Academy at Westminster Kingsway College
H Westminster Reference Library Business Information Point

4. Funding your enterprise

You have the idea and the business plan, all you need now is the money to make the idea a reality. Check out these organisations for advice and opportunities to fund your business:

Civic Enterprise Fund

Prince's Trust enterprise support

5. Westminster Enterprise Week

Westminster Enterprise Week is held every November, featuring a jam packed programme with talks from successful entrepreneurs, tours of Westminster’s enterprise spaces, workshops and more, to help participants take the first step towards achieving their business dreams.

Learn more about Westminster Enterprise Week.

Last updated 24 April 2017