Park Royal Business Group invites you to our first Breakfast Forum of 2021!

In this special edition of the Park Royal Breakfast Forum, on Thursday 11 February, WLB member Verlingue will bring you a workshop on Coronavirus Risk Management and Workplace Safety. As ever this will be followed by facilitated networking, so that you have the chance to meet other business leaders working on the Park Royal estate and further afield.

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In the world of financial risk management, West London Business Member Smart Currency Business have released their quarterly report, now available to download.

Fresh uncertainties for the year ahead bring new challenges for economies and currencies too. As governments start the ‘race to recovery’ and face the challenge of vaccinating entire populations, the next three months will be crucial for GBP, EUR and USD. Download your copy of the Quarterly Forecast now!

Download your copy of the Quarterly Forecast


Broadcast live from Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 4 February, 6-9pm, the West London Business Awards 2021 will celebrate the very best of business in our area. You don’t have to be on the shortlist to enjoy an amazing night of virtual networking with West London’s most successful companies!

The eighth edition of the West London Business Awards ceremony is an established milestone in the annual calendar of the sub-region’s business community. Twenty seven awards will be presented showcasing business excellence in West London. Taking place virtually for the first time, you can log in to our live webcast from either your home or your office, or get together with colleagues (where COVID guidelines permit). The climax of the evening will see the announcement of West London Business of the Year 2021 – the prestigious title won last year by Wrapology.

Awards night is still an opportunity to dress to impress (black tie is optional!) and we will even be recreating the post presentation networking opportunities for which the WLB Awards are famous.

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The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change and are future-focussed. The National Lottery Community Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop and test new ways of building a stronger civil society, and to learn and adapt as they go. This could involve developing new ideas on how the economy could work or how society could be organised. Charities, CICs, CIOs, and voluntary, community and other not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to £150,000. The minimum length for projects is two years. Funding can be available for up to ten years in some circumstances. Applications can be submitted at any time. Click here

Local charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations affected by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to £25,000 of last resort to protect at-risk spaces such as cultural, youth and education centres, and social clubs. A total of £750,000 is available through the Community Spaces at Risk support programme which also provides one-to-one crisis support, specialist business and property advice. Eligible organisations will start to receive support and advice from March, with grants awarded on a rolling basis. Click here

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding is being made available through London Catalyst which runs a number of different grant making programmes. The next grant scrutiny meeting is on the 11th May 2021. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. This is for applications to the Project Grants and the Samaritan grants programme. To be eligible to apply, charities must be working with an expert health agency/provider and priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000. Click here

The Purls.UK are starting off the New Year 2021 with a bit of a fun competition.

  1. Name your favourite lockdown songs, the ones that get you dancing around your living room or kitchen like you just don’t care🎧🎧🎵🎵🎶🎶😎😀😎😀. Join us keep busy at home knitting & crocheting warm clothes for the street homeless and their pets.🐈🐇🐕🐩
  1. Pledge £2 per song entry fee at using your name and postcode for the payment reference.
  1. Follow us on Instagram

The best songs with the most votes win………….

1st prize a Purls.UK craft bag with 1000 grams of DK wool plus patterns

2nd prize a Purls.UK craft bag with 600 grams of DK wool plus patterns

3rd prize a Purls.UK craft Bag with 400 grams of DK wool plus patterns

My songs are Lenny Kravitz ‘Fly Away’, Mary Mary ‘Shackles’, and James Brown, ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’……….So I will be pledging £6…….

Limited number of craft bags available.  Competition closes in 4 weeks time.  Craft bags can also be purchased for £10 per bag with 400 grams of DK wool plus patterns for a hat, scarf, fingerless mittens and a headband. 🎖🎉🎖

Growing Together is a project where we grow fruit, vegetables and flowers together this year. We have free seeds that you can collect to start growing and we will support you with online workshops to explain what to do. We want to grow together on windowsills, balconies or in gardens, sharing our experiences and knowledge.

If you would like to join the project all the details can be found here:

The Gas Safe Charity is offering a free, on-line Zoom workshop aimed at front line staff and volunteers who visit or work in the homes of vulnerable people. The workshop lasts about an hour and explains the sources, signs and symptoms of high and low level carbon monoxide risks in the home and includes relevant scenarios to explain what steps to take if carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected. To find out more and book one of our upcoming workshops, please click on the link:

This post is part of the North Kensington Health Recovery (NKR) programme, which is funded by NHS England to support communities affected by the Grenfell incident in 2017.

NKR developed a Health and Wellbeing Strategy for North Kensington based on the health needs that the North Kensington communities highlighted as needed following the Grenfell incident. Main objectives of this role advertised involves developing services for Children and Young People aligned to the strategy, as well as adapting the health and wellbeing services to changing contextual factors caused by COVID-19.

The post holder will be required to work closely with the Children’s commissioning teams across the Tri Borough and North West London CCG, also with the external organisations such as Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), the local authority for Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), and Public Health etc.

Furthermore, the post holder will be working closely with the NKR Engagement colleagues to be involved in detailed engagements with North Kensington local stakeholders, and the design of specific services and pathways for and with particular local population. This also involves working closely with the Grenfell incident Survivors and the Bereaved, parents and carers, voluntary and statutory organisations.

Closing date: 02/02/2021

Further information

Expressions of interest form



Level 3 Insurance and Claims Officer Apprentice

Please apply through the RBKC Careers portal. Closing date 3rd February 2021.
Link to the job advert

Level 7 Finance Graduate (CIPFA)

We at Kensington borough Council are about to commence our Finance Graduate recruitment for 2021/22 in partnership with the recruitment experts AmberJack,, to look for fresh, enthusiastic minds to help build and strengthen our Finance Community.

If you feel you can help us add value to Kensington’s front line service delivery to help us make a difference for the residents that we serve, please visit to find out more about the requirements and details of the role.

Apply here

Applications will close after a certain volume of candidate has been reached, so please apply as soon as possible, maximum deadline 1st March 2021.

These vacancies will be open to all, with no geographical restrictions.

However, applicants who are either:

  • A resident in the Borough
  • An RBKC care leaver
  • An RBKC school leaver who left school in the past 5 years.

and who meet the minimum requirements of the role as outlined in the Job Description, will be guaranteed an interview.