Monday, January 30, 2012

News: Young Enterprise "unbelievably important for Britain's future"


Business and enterprise education charity, Young Enterprise received praise from Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at a recent gala evening.

Young Enterprise helps young people learn about business and the world of work in the classroom under the guidance of volunteers from 3,500 companies.

Held at Sheffield City Hall and organised by students, the event brought together the South Yorkshire business community and the Young Enterprise volunteers along with the students who have benefited from the charity's programmes.

Mr Clegg said: "The basic purpose of Young Enterprise is such an unbelievably important one. It is important for the country and especially for South Yorkshire as a sub-region.

"It is important to have young people inspired by what Young Enterprise does - to create their own futures; create companies; and create jobs."

The aim of the evening was to raise funding and secure more volunteers to provide young people in the county with the invigorating and challenging experience of running a business.

Ben Marshall from Wickersley School in Rotherham, winner of last year's Managing Director Award, was the Master of Ceremonies.

Meryl White, chair of South Yorkshire Young Enterprise, said: "This event was an opportunity for the Young Enterprise students to demonstrate how they had set up and run YE companies in this region.

"We are delighted by the support we've had from businesses across the region and want to give our thanks to the Deputy Prime Minister for giving up his time to talk to businesses and to the young people for organising this event."

Young Enterprise website

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