Earlier this month we spent time in Jamaica filming across the island for the Branson Centre of Entrapenueurship.
The Branson Centre’s vision is to support the development of small and growing businesses to create jobs and contribute to the economy in the Caribbean region.The Centre is a hub for aspiring entrepreneurs, offering practical business skills, access to coaches and mentors to share their experiences, professional services to help build strong businesses, exposure to networks and finance and investment opportunities.
The centre was opened in September 2011 by Sir Richard Branson, and we were tasked with travelling around the island visitng the Entrapenueurs who had already been through and benefited from the support offered by the Centre and capturing their stories and experiences. As well as spending time in Kingston and Montego Bay we spent two days based at the Centre, filming with the latest cohorts and interviewing Amanda Wills (Virgin Holidays MD) and Andrew Pervis (Virgin Unite)
The trip was a fantastic opportunity to experience the lives and culture in Jamaica, from the hustle and bustle of downtown Kingston to the peace and Tranquility of Mount Edge, high in the Blue Mountains. We met some truly inspirational people, and as businesses owners and Entrapenueurs ourselves were fascinated that many of the issues and challenges we face in the UK growing businesses are the same in the Caribbean and the world over. We will post the various videos from our trip as they are released along with some great images capturing our time on the island!