ACBN & KPMG Partners For a VIBE

What is project VIBE?  VIBE - Volunteers Inspiring Black Entrepreneurs – is a programme in which KPMG Partners, Directors and Account Suspended

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senior managers volunteer at least 3 hours of their time to advise start-up black ethnic minority businesses.  VIBE is an initiative sponsored by Bernard Brown, Partner and project managed by Janet Addams, Partner Secretary.

What will I have to do?

What is the participating business’s commitment?

The most important ingredient of the adviser – client relationship is clear, open and regular communication. It is therefore important that businesses attend all agreed meetings and are proactive in maintaining communication with their KPMG advisers.

Why is KPMG involved in VIBE?

As a firm we have a long history of positive engagement with our local communities and creating value for our community is at the heart of our values. For example:

We believe that by positively engaging with our communities we increase the value we add to society while reducing our negative impacts. VIBE is one of ways in which we strive to do this.

What are the entry requirements for VIBE?

Applicants must

Selection is subject to panel review and the panel's decision is final.

How do the businesses apply?

Businesses can apply by completing an application form, then email or fax the completed form to Janet Addams at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0207 311 4077.  The closing date for entries is close of business on 15 October 2009.

I have a question – who can I contact?

If this page has not answered your queries then please direct any further questions you may have to Janet Addams at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 September 2009 12:22 )