Olympic legacy to see 2,000 new jobs created in West London

Around 2,000 new jobs could be created in West London as part of the ongoing Olympic Legacy, freshbusinessthinking.com reports.

Business in the Community has announced it is to extend its own legacy arc programme, ‘Building Better Business’, in the hope of creating financially-stable enterprises in the capital. These new ventures, it is hoped, would create as many as 2,000 new jobs in London for those in the most deprived communities, whilst also reversing the economic slide taking place there.

Many of the new jobs are expected to be created in Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Harrow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Spelthorne and Brent. The scheme is likely to be supported with experience and resources from founding partners Deloitte, BP and Visa Europe. Business in the Community is also set to draw on its 30-years of experience where responsible business practices and positive community impacts are concerned.

The Bounce Back and Action Action social enterprises are also set to get involved, offering their own expertise on training of ex-offenders and getting those from poorer communities mobile and into the workforce.

Speaking to econsultancy.com of the scheme, enterprise director at Business in the Community, Jane Pritchard, explained: “We’re excited to be extending the reach of arc today at a time when jobs and inspiration are much needed in our communities.

“Over the past year we have proved that the programme works supporting 35 social enterprise to create nearly 100 jobs. As we now scale up we are on target to create 2,000 jobs and we are looking forward to increasing our impact as we plan for a national roll out later this year.”

by David Howells on December 12, 2012

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