AFFORD Business Centre

A key feature within our organisation, The AFFORD Business Club (ABC) provides diaspora social enterprises anad entrepreneurs in the U.K with training, support, information and business advisory services. These services are delivered by business development advisers from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

ABC’s membership is increasing as the organisation’s services evolve and demand for its services multiply. ABC aims to:

  • Increase the business skills of aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to do business in Africa.
  • Provide business support through practical and online tools
  • Develop an increased understanding of business opportunities in Africa
  • Develop a diaspora investor ready network of African enterprises
  • Provide one on one business advisory services, coaching, mentoring and quality training

Services

From December 2017 ABC will provide a dedicated range of business services to its members, including;-

  • Business growth training
  • Procurement and Tendering
  • Finance Management training
  • Supporting social enterprises
  • SMART development
  • Access to finance
  • Marketing
  • Hot desking facilities
  • Business to business networking events

Member Benefits

ABC members enjoy:

  • 20% discount on ABC workshops, training and networking events
  • Access to 2 workstations & 5 hot desks with owner laptops
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Representation of their needs to local, national and international governments and statutory/private sector organisations
  • Access to business advice and mentoring provided by AFFORD’s team of experienced business experts
  • Access to business information and tools
  • 20% discount on hire of resource centre for hosting training, workshops and events

Profile of ABC Membership

The current membership of ABC is drawn from the following sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Distribution, retail & hospitality
  • Education and Training
  • Energy and Power
  • Health Management
  • ICT/Creative Industries