Basic Business Initiative UK (BBIUK) is a charitable enterprise support agency registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee in 2001 with a mission to Promote Entrepreneurship and Self economic Empowerment.

BBI UK’s main charitable objective is:

“The relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to find employment and support to the unemployed in developing self employment opportunities”.

Enterprising Minds!

Business Start Up and Mentoring Support

  • information session
  • one to one counselling sessions
  • group workshops


We rely on the generosity and goodwill of members of the community, both individuals and corporate bodies in order to continue serving disadvantaged members of the community.

If you would like to support our work, please click the donate button above which will take you straight to PayPal for secure donating. You may also send a cheque made payable to: “BBI UK” and send to Administration Team, BBI UK, 53 Peckham Park Road, London SE15 6TU. Thank you for your support.

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YEGA – is an annual youth enterprise competition which seeks to provide an opportunity for young adults between ages 16 and 30 to test their entrepreneurial skills and get their business/project ideas off the ground; in other words, ‘making it happen for me’ as the tagline indicates. Read More
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