Changing Faces – Changing Places. Refugee Entrepreneurship Programme continues at pace.

Changing Faces – Changing Places. Refugee Entrepreneurship Programme continues at pace.

What do a blacksmith, a make-up artist, a painter & decorator and a silk importer have in common?  Well, they are just some of the businesses that are being developed through the exciting new programme that MENTA is running for refugee entrepreneurs. The programme is based in 3 key locations across the East of England Region (Norwich, Ipswich and Peterborough). MENTA is working in partnership with us at the Strategic Migration Partnership thanks to funding from the Centre for Entrepreneurs (https://centreforentrepreneurs.org/). There are up to 30 people from 16 different countries going through the programme. We are supporting refugee entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and importantly also aim to help people integrate with their local communities and hopefully create jobs within those communities. Due to MENTA’s unique 1:1 business support, despite the recent COVID19 ‘lockdown’, the programme has been able to continue at pace, with MENTA’s expert Business Adviser Monica Bell able to provide 1:1 support and coaching through video conferencing.

To find out more visit the MENTA website at https://www.menta.org.uk/blog/getting-to-know-the-refugee-entrepreneur-programme-an-interview-with-monica-bell

 

The photos show entrepreneurs from Peterborough and Norwich.