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Cathedral seeks to boost businesses

by Paul Wilkinson

PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL, in response to the economic crisis, is to help entrepreneurs launch small busi­nesses.

The Cathedral Innovation Centre, based in unused offices close to the cathedral, will provide support including desk space, administrative assistance, and a start-up loan. It will also recruit 50 business leaders to act as mentors.

The chairman of the Centre, Francis Davis, said: “When St Paul’s and other cathedrals saw the Occupy protests recently, ...

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