MELP winners join the market this weekend

This weekend three new traders join the market, after winning the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Market Enterprise Launch Pad (MELP) initiative.

The MELP scheme gives young entrepreneurs aged 16-24 an opportunity to develop and start up their own business. Each has won £1,000 in start-up funds, a market stall pitch on Portobello Market rent-free for six months, mentoring and support from the Enterprise Lab and free business insurance.

MELP winners 2013 Portobello Market

After a launch event in Tavistock Square on Friday 5 July at 3pm, Saturday 6 July will be their first full day’s trading.

A big welcome to the 2013 winners:

MandolaFoods150pxMedina Mukhayer of Mandola selling East African food and cultural goods.


Studz150pxShani Grant with her ‘tomboy’ fashion label Studz UK.


PointofView150pxRemaro Hibbert with his positive message fashion label Point View.
Point of View attire Portobello market

Look out for them and say hello.

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