12th March - Business Start-up Workshop, London

Business Workshop

Following the successful Business Start Up Seminar organised in February 2015, the Portuguese Chamber is looking to repeat this in March 2015. This seminar will be for all those who need help to transform their ideas into a successful business and where you can learn all about setting up a company in the UK.

It will be a half-day workshop organised in Central London at the IPA - Institute Practitioners in Advertising, 44 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8QS on the 12th March 2015, from 9am until 1pm.

Price per person: £25 (inc VAT), Discount available up to the 2nd March - £20 (inc. VAT). REGISTER HERE

Event sponsored by our Corporate Member BBVA Bank UK




9.00– Registration

9.30 – Welcome and Introduction to the work of the Portuguese Chamber, Christina Hippisley, General Manager (conf.)

9.40 – Outline of Seminar, Support Available for Start-ups– Cristina Correia, Tradenvest Ltd. and head of the Portuguese Chamber Business Network (conf.)

9.50 – Request for funding – How to open a business account / what banks look for when lending money to small businesses / their support for small businesses-

Augusto Rebelo, BBVA (conf.)

10.20 – Legal issues, how to structure new company, what to look out for, Vitoria Nabas, Nabas Legal (conf.)


10.40 – Coffee Break


11.00 – Do I need an accountant? How to organise VAT, Payroll, Company Taxes - Luciana Oliveira – ASC Accountants (conf.)

11.20Running Before Walking, - am I ready to do business overseas? - Bernardo Ivo Cruz, True Bridge Consultants Ltd and Chairman of the Portuguese Chamber (conf.)

11.40 – How to research your business idea free sources of information you may not know about- Eveleen RooneyWestminster Reference Library (conf.)

12.00 – How to get clients? The art of marketing João Ramalho - Páginas Portuguesas (conf.)

12.20 – Case Studies, Success stories from Portuguese entrepreneurs

12.40 – Q&A

13.00 – End

Price per person: £25 (inc VAT), Discount available up to the 2nd March - £20 (inc. VAT) - REGISTER HERE

Includes: Half-day seminar + tea and coffee






Mr Augusto Rebelo - BBVA BANK

Mrs Vitoria Nabas - Nabas International Lawyers

Ms Luciana Oliveira - ASC Accountants

Prof. Bernardo Ivo Cruz - True Bridge Consultancy Group

Ms Eveleen Rooney - Westminster Reference Library