Latest: Press releases

Support for local entrepreneurs: world-celebrated SME financier opens Uganda office

Business Partners International (BPI), a specialist risk finance company that provides customised financial solutions, sectoral knowledge, mentorship, and other added-value services for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today launched and opened its office in Kampala, Uganda. This forms part of the establishment of the larger Business Partners International East Africa (BPI EA) company which aims to provide SME focused investment...

Latest: Square pegs

Initial failure spurs major restaurant success

When David Emitu decided to open a restaurant in a brand-new shopping centre in the Ntinda district of Kampala, Uganda, he had no experience in the catering business, but he knew he had to make it work. “It was my Plan B, there was no Plan C, and I was certainly not going back to the corporate world,” says the 47-year-old former banker who today owns the thriving Inyamat Cafe and Restaurant in the Capital Shoppers Mall, as well as a ...