An entrepreneur in Chiswick has been named as one of 12 small business champions to join the Enterprise Nation network.
A total of 12 regional champions are selected to provide a voice for the business community in their area, as well as connecting owners with expert advisers up and down the country.
Ms Gibbs said: “It makes a great deal of sense to extend a nationally-integrated programme of support to entrepreneurs as they build a business.
"Enterprise Nation already has a proven track record in producing engaging, practical and accessible workshops and events as well as providing a much-needed campaigning voice for the small business community.
“Early stage intervention and support is a well-understood pathway to greater and more sustainable success.
"We look forward to welcoming businesses into the West London branch of the Enterprise Nation fold.”
In her role as a champion in west London, she will hold networking events for micro firms looking to improve their practical skills as well as finding new firms to collaborate with.
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: “We think it’s important to extend the support for early-stage entrepreneurship across the UK - whether it’s gazelle-like tech firms - or people looking to improve their work life balance while providing for their family.
“We want to help west London entrepreneurs build profitability whilst making the most of a skill or passion.
“Over the coming years we’ll see more, not less people working in this way and choosing a life of self-employment and enterprise. We need to be ready for that and deliver the advice and support they need to succeed.”