Marina lies at the heart of 45 lock-free kilometres in West
London. From here the bustling excitement of Camden Town or
the tranquillity of rural Middlesex and Buckinghamshire can
be reached without ever having to negotiate a lock. Unlike
the Thames, this stretch of London's Canals is largely unaffected
by flood waters. In addition, road dual carriageways come
almost to the main gate and connect with the A40/M40, M4 and
M25 motorways, encompassing nearly five million people who
live within a ten mile radius.
is clearly the ideal canal base for London and to address
this we have set up the Willowtree Business Community, a 'village'
of viable canal-orientated businesses.
Start up support
given would include help in business plan preparation, marketing
strategy, help in addressing training requirements to be provided
by Business Link London, identification of available grants
and an introduction to financial support. Various numbers
of business possibilities have been identified and we are
talking to partners about some of these. The projects include:
cruising venue and floating classroom
professional clown company
- Hotel boat
- Hire boat fleet
mobile boat mechanic service
- Small boat
- Booking agency
exist for developing these and other projects - much of course
will depend on the particular direction and concept of each
Community, based at Willowtree Marina, is the ideal starting
point for an entrepreneur with the right skills and commitment
who either wishes to start his or her own business, or to
relocate nearer the capital city.
feel this could be a venture worth getting excited over then
e-mail me, Arthur Bennett Marina Manager, on the link below,
or you could ring me on +44(020)-8841-6585. Alternatively
write to me at Willowtree Marina, West Quay Drive, Yeading,
Middlesex UB4 9TB, UK.
this could be the opportunity of a lifetime.