University of East London - Business initiative boost

April 2, 2009

Business start-ups in London's Thames Gateway are to be supported with the help of an East End entrepreneur. The Petchey Centre for Entrepreneurship was launched on 25 March at the University of East London's Docklands campus by businessman Jack Petchey. The centre combines enterprise development, teaching, research, mentoring and community outreach. Focusing on fostering young people's entrepreneurship, it has been set up with the support of a £500,000 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation.

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