Prince Charles today (11 November) visited Brixton to hear from young entrepreneurs who have been supported by the Enterprise programme of his Prince’s Trust.
They met at the Brixton NatWest branch on Brixton Road.
The Prince of Wales met Lambeth council members and NatWest Brixton branch manager, Kemal Kemal when he arrived. Also in Brixton were Alison Rose, chief executive of NatWest, and Benjamin Marson, director of corporate and government partnerships for The Prince’s Trust.
The young people, including Louisa Payne, founder of the Brixton Wine Club, explained their business success stories to the Prince and other guests and joined him in a private round-table meeting.
All participants took part in the usual two-minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Day.
The Prince last visited Brixton, with The Duchess of Cornwall, in February 2017, when he toured the Black Cultural Archives on Windrush Square.
NatWest has donated to the Prince’s Trust since 1976 and has been a formal partner for more than 20 years.
Since 2009, the bank has helped to fund almost 7,500 young people to take part in the Enterprise programme.
An emergency Enterprise Relief Fund set up by the Trust and NatWest during the pandemic last year provided emergency grants to people under 30 who were self-employed and ran a business but did not qualify for government support.
A total of £3.7 million in grants was awarded. An additional 351 young people received a grant funded by NatWest through the Enterprise programme.