Tuesday, November 17, 2009

News: Global Entrepreneurship Week in Rotherham


Global Entrepreneurship Week is underway and a number of events are taking place across the enterprising borough of Rotherham.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people, with millions unleashing their enterprising talents and turning their ideas into reality.

Over seven days hundreds of thousands of people from across the UK will take part in events and activities to develop their entrepreneurial ideas, with a focus on realizing global opportunities – helping create jobs, drive recovery and deliver growth.

Events are taking place in schools, colleges, universities, football grounds, pubs, town halls, businesses and workplaces.

The initiative is run by Enterprise UK, the business-led, government-backed campaign to increase entrepreneurship in the UK.

Organisations such as Rotherham Ready, Rotherham Youth Enterprise, Rotherham College of Arts & Technology (RCAT) are running events including presentations and discussions on youth enterprise, tutorials on social enterprise, media challenges, support for teachers and masterclasses with Rotherham entrepreneurs.

The week will also see the launch of new projects - RISE - the social enterprise and Young Entrepreneurs Clubs.

Chair of Yorkshire Forward, Terry Hodgkinson, said: "Global Entrepreneurship Week provides the perfect platform for organisations, inspirational role models and those considering starting up a business to come together and share their goals, successes and experiences.

"Yorkshire Forward works hard to make our region the most enterprise friendly fertile environment it can be and we are happy to support the week and encourage people with the ability, ambition and drive to move forward with their ideas and turn them into a reality."

The government's Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said: "Whether they've built a global empire or work from their kitchen table, entrepreneurs are key to driving economic prosperity. Their contribution to the UK and global economy cannot be underestimated.

"Global Entrepreneurship Week helps ensure that the ideas and aspirations of all entrepreneurs are built in to successful enterprises."

Global Entrepreneurship Week website

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