Levi Roots guest speaker at PCU event to encourage entrepreneurship

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One of Britain’s largest credit unions, will be hosting a special invitation only event on January 30 whose aim is to encourage BME faith leaders to promote and encourage economic development and enterprise within African and Caribbean church congregations.   

The event, being organised by the Pentecostal Credit Union (PCU) is entitled Solomon’s Room and will take place in Central London.

During the Solomon’s Room events, students attending the PCU’s Business Development Course will make a pitch in front of four business owners.  Those who make successful pitches will be offered business mentorship and other types of investment for their fledgling enterprises.

Businessman Levi Roots, who won investment for his Jerk sauce business after appearing on BBC 2’s Dragon Den TV programme will be the special guest speaker.  Bishop Wayne Malcolm, who has supported numerous business owners will also be speaking.  Business woman Claudine Reid MBE is the host.

Shane Bowes, CEO of the PCU states, “The Pentecostal church is the most stable and prosperous institution within the black community and it contains some of the black community’s most ambitious and educated individuals.  In the PCU’s travels around the church we have found that it also houses some of the black communities most business minded individuals.   We believe that the PCU has a key role to play in encouraging faith leaders to support and encourage business enterprise and this is the reason why we are hosting Solomon’s Room.”

The panel of business owners PCU students will pitch to are:

Antonia Burrell: who has her own line of beauty products.  Clients include Hollywood Star Thandie Newton

Michael Petrie – Founder of recruitment company Cloudstream Global

Reggie Cole  – Owner of Buy2Let Cars and Wheels4Sure

Pat Reid – Founder of social welfare business PJs Community Services

Shane commented, “All the business owners participating in Solomon’s Room are successful in their sphere of enterprise.  It’s my hope that their involvement in this event will serve to inspire those present and raise awareness amongst church leaders of what can be achievable if they inspire their congregants to be entrepreneurial and establish their own businesses.”

For more information visit www.pcuuk.com


Marcia Dixon


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