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Who Are We?

  • We are a non-political business and career development network that supports Kurdish businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs, and young people.
  • We build on our communities qualities of perseverance, strength, and resilience.

“Seeing other people achieve their goals, believing in mine, and wanting me to achieve it has created the same motivation in me.”

 Saya, Mesopotamian Nights Under Northern Lights

“I have been alone in this world of enterprise for over 10 years. To know more Kurds like me exist outside of normal business and venturing into meaningful impacts makes me super happy!” 

Arie, MedPlay

KHL helped me launch Caravel magazine, which I was working on for years.”

Sulaiman, Caravel Magazine

Our Background

  • KHL was founded by Belinda Perriman in 2015. Working around the world, Belinda saw how some governments discriminate against their own ‘people of the land’. She was moved by the injustices against tens of millions of Kurdish people in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. 
  • KHL has no links to political parties. 
  • Our first events were held in 2016 in Central London.
  • In 2018, Zey joined initially with her marketing business. She now works closely with Belinda to develop KHL programs and operations.
  • Our greatest strength is that we welcome Kurds from all Kurdish regions who aspire to make a change.
  • Get in touch if you want to be part of our network.

Our Vision

Our vision is for all Kurds to be thriving economically and socially in the UK and beyond. Our network of Kurdish entrepreneurs, professionals and aspiring changemakers support one another in growing sustainable projects & businesses.

Our Mission

  • To foster, support and encourage Kurdish entrepreneurs and career ambitions of young people. We do this in two main ways: signposting to relevant world-leading resources and through our Pay It Forward Model in online and in-person meetups.
  • Through Pay It Forward, we create an environment where all members genuinely care about providing value to each other.
  • At KHL, we harness the Kurdish characteristics of perseverance, resilience and strength into our members’ projects and businesses’.

           In this house, We Build Better Together

Our Values

We respect everyone’s time and efforts by keeping each other accountable.

We convert challenging business processes into applicable methods. 

Inclusive of all genders, sexualities, Kurdish regions, languages, and political views – although this isn’t the place to talk politics. 

We work together on some KHL projects and support each other with individual projects. 

We create an environment of sharing, learning, and asking questions about alternative approaches to business and career development.

We genuinely value the success and aspirations of our members and do our best in supporting them.

Pay It Forward

  • Paying-it-forward is a concept where our members receive support from others for their businesses/career ambitions and give support to other members of KHL. 
  • The assistance provided and received will depend on the stage of the business or career journey.
  • We create an environment where all our members do their best to provide value to each other. Our entrepreneurs offer their time, contacts, and expertise, according to their own unique experiences.

Join Our Community

Benefits:

  • Weekly video and in-person meetings help keep you on track with your goals.
  • You can share new ideas with other members and gain feedback and inspiration.
  • Access to our vast network of contacts from a variety of sectors such as heavy industry, science & medicine, art, music, theatre, and tech.
  • Individual discussions with a KHL director or member who is knowledgeable in the area in which you need support.
  • A transparent, non-political environment.

Get in touch if you want to join us.

Our Team

Belinda founded KHL after a career with a major oil company, initially as a reservoir & economics engineer in Asia and Africa and later as commercial deal lead of M&A, mezzanine financing and clean energy Projects. These projects took her to The Middle East and to the Kurdish regions. She was struck by the injustices suffered, but also by the joy and resilience of the Kurdish people. She is currently a Consultant in the area of capturing & geologically storing carbon emissions from heavy industry (CCS), with a dream to one day see CCS in the Kurdish regions.

Zey started her first business at the age of 18 in marketing. She initially joined the KHL network with her business to meet more like-minded Kurds pursuing non-traditional business’. Later, organising KHL hosted events such as ‘Empowering Kurdish Women Into Business.’ The longer she worked with Belinda, the more she grew passionate about supporting the entrepreneurial and career growth of young Kurds like her, so she decided to play an active role in KHL. Now she manages KHL programmes and is the founder of Displaced, a non-profit exploring ethnic identity.

Contact Us

We are based at The Conduit you can meet us by appointment here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Weekly on a Wednesday, we have an in-person working session for members to work independently or discuss projects with each other.

Bi-Weekly on a Tuesday at 7 pm we have a Zoom call about a special topic.

Contact us to join the network or find out more information here: zeybinboga@kurdishhouselondon.com

Email us your interest in partnering, or if you have academic research of relevance to the KHL vision: admin@kurdishhouselondon.com