The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is committed to giving entrepreneurs the best opportunities possible – so much so that our only true measure of success is how well we’ve helped businesses in the Caribbean thrive.

The National Commercial Bank of Jamaica (NCB) has been supporting Jamaica for over 175 years. It’s partners like the NCB that mean the world to us at the Branson Centre – they allow us to optimise resources and give our entrepreneurs the regions’ best in business accelerator services. 

NCB Group has shown real commitment to the SME sector throughout their partnership with the Branson Centre and through their regular and active involvement at Caribbean SME events.

Representatives from the bank build genuine relationships with entrepreneurs at business workshops and boot-camps. NCB has been a true partner to the Centre and we enjoy a close working relationship with the Branch Manager (Dave Smith) and all staff of the Liguanea Branch. 

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“We have our eyes set on some big targets here at the Branson Centre Caribbean. The most important being our mission to create dynamic Caribbean economies. This is why partnering with organisations who believe in that mission is critical. NCB has been a valuable partner in achieving that mission. Our business workshops and Investment Readiness Boot Camps continue to flourish thanks to their support; we're happy to have them as part of the Branson Centre family,” explained Lisandra Rickards.

It’s partners like the NCB that mean the world to us at the Branson Centre.

NCB’s contribution to the Branson Centre allows us to create avenues of support to our high potential entrepreneurs in need of funding – giving them direct sources of capital. NCB is focussed on supporting fintech companies and digital transformations through entrepreneurship.

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During a recent visit from our founder, Sir Richard Branson, NCB group representatives, Nadeen Matthews, Tracy-Ann Spence, Dave Smith, sat down together and discussed how to make our work together more impactful. The team understand that a good business foundation needs to be in place if ventures are to succeed. 

There’s an exciting commitment from all involved to actively support the Branson Centre’s programmes and ensure entrepreneurs get the appropriate training to help them to scale, build dynamic companies, and provide meaningful jobs. NCB joined the Branson Centre as member of our mini-investment group of patrons in 2017. 

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean was launched in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2011 by business magnate Sir Richard Branson. Today, they are the Caribbean’s leading business accelerator, bringing world-class entrepreneurial support to the region. For further details visit