Business start up owners get together for a chat

A BUSINESS support group had their 14th monthly meeting to discuss their future ideas.

Monday, 2nd October 2017, 8:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:25 pm
Founder Becky Lodge and co-founder Laura Kenward with all the guests Picture: Habibur Rahman

Start Up Disruptors was founded by Becky Lodge to support people in Portsmouth who are starting up their own ventures.

Becky said: ‘We heard horror stories of people being ripped off by suppliers and myself and Laura Kenward got together to start a support group last year in July.

‘Originally we had seven members and now we have over four hundred online members.’

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The group is a mix of businesses and meet once a month at the Old Customs House in Gunwhard Quays.

Becky explained: ‘I started my business about two years ago and I was really lucky that I got a lot of support because I knew where to go for it.’

The 46 year-old added: ‘I think Portsmouth has very high start up business rates and it is important we give people the support that they need.’

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