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.
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:
Shani Grant with her ‘tomboy’ fashion label Studz UK.
Remaro Hibbert with his positive message fashion label Point View.
Look out for them and say hello.