London— 30 September 2021  

 The Violent Crime Prevention Board ( announces the launch of VCP Ventures led by our new board member, Jeremy Chapman. This will be a one-year business start-up support programme to mark and recognise three years since the launch of the Violent Crime Prevention Board.   

The project will run from Wednesday 30 September 2021 to Friday 30 September 2022. 

Building on our two previous Business and Enterprise events led by Gisela Abban, we are excited to announce a comprehensive support opportunity for 5 individuals with their new business ideas. 

The emphasis will be on an idea that is not just unique, but also responsible in that it has a positive impact, doing some good for society and our planet. 

We are looking for applicants to reach out right now and explain their ideas to us including what makes their idea different, why they think it is going to work, why they should receive our support and what they need help with to make it work. As for the application process, this is entirely up to the applicant – all mediums are welcome – applicants can be as creative as they wish. 

A virtual launch will take place on 30 September 2021 when the opportunity will be advertised. Applications can be submitted after this date by email to the following email address: and must be submitted no later than the 15th of November 2021 when the application window closes.   

There will be various stages to the programme, involving support from and access to senior business influencers, wealth management experts and venture capital firms, plus workshops, and useful resources, advice, mentorship opportunities and much more. This is a wonderful one-off opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to connect with ‘big business’ and genuinely be heard, plus a real possibility for the final applicants to achieve much more with their business ideas. 

Jeremy Chapman VCP Ventures lead advises readers, “If you have a great business idea and don’t know what to do with it, or who to speak to then this is for you. It doesn’t have to be a complete and refined plan, rather a well thought out and responsible idea. You’ve nothing at all to lose by trying and it might just open up a whole world of opportunities for you.  Try us! We look forward to hearing all about your ideas” 

For full details and further information visit: 

Jeremy Chapman VCP Ventures lead

Angela Herbert, Chair of the VCPB 

Andrew Morrison – Communications Manager

Gideon Buabeng – Project Manager

We are delighted to supported for this project by the following: 

St James’s Place Wealth Management, Foresight Private Equity, Octopus Ventures, Metropolitan Police, Bedfordshire Police, Whitewater Display, Eoin Corbett Executive Coaching.