Young entrepreneurs get ready to kick off enterprise celebration
Bright young business brains across Scotland are preparing to mark their success in the enterprise with Young Enterprise Scotland and network for the future at a two-day festival in Glasgow.
Young Enterprise Scotland Festival of Youth Enterprise – which will be held at Hampden Park on 5 and 6 June – celebrates the achievements of young people in social enterprise activities in school, and encourages them to consider business ideas and career options for the future.
Across the two-day celebration, young people will get the chance to network with potential employers and representatives from colleges and universities, will hear from successful young business leaders, and will also get the chance to showcase their own products in the Festival Marketplace.
Young Enterprise Scotland aims to inspire young people by equipping them with skills to learn and succeed through enterprise.
Young Enterprise Scotland chief executive Geoff Leask said:
“Last year we hosted the first-ever Festival of Youth Enterprise and this year – in the Year of Young People – it’s going to be even bigger and better. The festival presents a fantastic opportunity for young people to make the connections they will need when they leave school and to find out more about the areas they’re interested in. We’ll be welcoming more than 500 young people across the two days, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how people react and respond to all the activities and opportunities we have on offer.”
Speakers across the weekend will include David Duke MBE, founder of Street Soccer Scotland and Sylvia Douglas, founder of MsMissMrs.
Every young person who attends the event will receive an enterprise passport full of hints, tips and contacts.
On day two of the celebration, young people will also learn who has scooped awards in the Company Programme final.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is the key partner and lead sponsor of this year’s event.
Paula Ritchie, the Royal Bank of Scotland’s regional head of business development in Scotland, said:
“As a supporter of customers, communities and businesses across Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to become a key partner and headline sponsor for the Festival of Youth Enterprise 2018. This festival offers an opportunity to celebrate the wealth of young talent which exists in Scotland and offers a platform to showcase the qualities and entrepreneurial spirit of our young people."
“We are sure this year’s event - which marks the Year of Young People - will be a great success.”
“We’re very proud to be able to host this celebration again this year. As an organisation, our aim is to inspire young people and to get them thinking about business and enterprise and to make the concepts accessible for them. The festival is our flagship event and it brings together everything we represent.”