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For the third year running the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership and Hull City Council have appointed young entrepreneurs Engaging Education to lead on its campaign for Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. The company was appointed in order to promote the programme and achieve another high profile campaign before and during Global Entrepreneurship Week. They also have an understanding of the aspirations of young people as well as its national reputation of being able to attract business support for young people's projects and activities. Global Entrepreneurship Week is all about embracing innovation, imagination and creativity. It showcases enterprise, opening up new opportunities for young people across Hull, the UK and the world. Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder, said: "I believe that if we are to engage young people in the enterprise agenda it is essential that we know what they think. Engaging Education have the right t ...Read more

A delegation of young entrepreneurs from Hull has returned from taking part in South Africa's largest entrepreneurial event, the Hook up Dinner and Demo Africa. During the visit young entrepreneurs met enterprising young people in the townships outside Johannesburg, as well as visiting a number of highly successful enterprise hubs that operate in the Gauteng province.  ...Read more

Make 5 Blossom 2016


Make £5 Blossom is an excellent opportunity for the future young entrepreneurs of Hull. With an initial investment of just £150, a whole class of eager pupils develop business plans and launch their idea, product or enteprising activities to make as much money as possible. Pupils will decide what they sell, where they sell it and to whom, before checking the profits and presenting their final results. Business investors will be invited to the presentations, where certificates are awarded for the most successful businesses, as well as the most innovative, creative and hard-working entrepreneurs.This year, £5 Blossom will be made of 14 schools with a mix of primary, secondary and special schools involved, and each business will link with one of them. At the lunach the business will get to meet the teacher and a couple of the pupils. There will be a chance to get to know a little about each other before the businesses hand over a £150 lo ...Read more

A delegation of Hull young entrepreneurs have been invited to take part in in South Africa’s largest entrepreneurial event #THUDfest 31 Aug to 2 Sept for 2016 in Johannesburg. Hull City Council and the Youth Enterprise Partnership have been sharing good practice with colleagues in South Africa for two years and now it’s time to build on those relations to develop practical business and learning opportunities. With the support of KCOM, our young entrepreneurs have been communicating via online technology in events during Global Entrepreneurship Week since 2014. Thomas Arran - Photographer“To be given the opportunity to visit enterprising people like myself in South Africa is amazing.  Having started my own business at the age of 17, with the support of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, I think this will be a fantastic opportunity to be able to go visit young people in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa and see how they ...Read more

Young people from Hull, East Riding, Norton on Derwent, Malton, Scarborough and Pickering are invited to pitch their business ideas to former Apprentice star Ruth Badger for the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge this year. Students will have the opportunity to enter the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge under three different categories including Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Business Idea for 16-24 year olds. Entrants must be living in Hull, East Riding, Scarborough or Ryedale area, and have an enterprising idea for a new business, a co-operative, a community project or an enterprising school or college project.    Prizes for each category include:  Primary School - up to £500  Secondary School - up to £750  Post 16 / Business idea for 16-24 year olds - up to £1,200  "I was really pleased to win the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge last year wh ...Read more

Nominations are now open for a series Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2016 that recognise Hull's enterprising schools and businesses.  The awards, which are organised by Hull City Council in partnership with the Hull Youth Enterprise Bank, include the following categories:  Most enterprising school in Hull 2016  The business that has done the most to promote an enterprise culture in the city 2016  The Sheila Waudby Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016  Most Enterprising Teacher 2016  The Jane Disbrey Enterprising Student Award 2016  Best Newcomer School to Enterprise Education 2016    Special Awards John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Award  Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Leadership Award  Jack Brignall Youth Enterprise Award  The awards are sponsored by local businesses and organisations from ...Read more

Businesses in Hull are being urged to support young entrepreneurs by becoming business mentors. Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership and Hull City Council are looking for businesses to take part in a mentoring programme to encourage aspiring young people to start their own businesses.  Young entrepreneurs benefit greatly from the support of business mentors who play a crucial part in the development and success of their company, and it also gives mentors an opportunity to be recognised for the work they are doing in the local community. Hannah Crookes, Volunteer Coordinator at the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and Vice-Chair of Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership added: "The work is highly satisfying for volunteers, and often inspirational, in both understanding and witnessing first-hand how young people overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles, both in their business and private lives in order that they can create their own jobs." "In ...Read more

Hull City Council and the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership have been approached by the organisers for European SME Week, under the patronage of the European Commissioner for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, to promote a youth essay contest aimed at 16-25 year olds across Europe. The competition is open to all 16 to 25 year olds from European Member States, and the entrants have to write an essay is 'What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?' The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 September, 2016 and the winners will be announced in November ahead of SME Week. Ross Bennett Chair of Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, said:  "This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to not only inform the EU on what it can do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs, but also gives the opportunity to the winner to have an all expenses paid trip to the 2016 SME Assembly in Bratislava, Slovak ...Read more