Suffolk business leaders urged to discover more about Young Enterprise programme

Members of the Yento team from Thomas Mill High School won the Suffolk final of the Young Enterprise

Members of the Yento team from Thomas Mill High School won the Suffolk final of the Young Enterprise company programme, which was supported by EDF Energy. - Credit: Simon Lee Photography

Suffolk business leaders are being encouraged to find out more about how they can support a programme which aims to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurial talent.

The winning team from the county round of this year’s Young Enterprise competition, from Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, will be attending a press conference-style networking event next week to highlight how the programme has helped them and how business leaders can get involved.

The event, at Leiston Film Theatre on Monday, June 15, is being sponsored by the East of England Co-op and facilitated by Framlingham businesswoman Jenny Stockman, who was adviser to the winning Young Enterprise team, Yento.

Young Enterprise involves school students aged 16 or 17 in developing a product or service and then running a business to market it. The are judged on the basis of a company report, an exhibition and a presentation.

The event aims to make employers aware of the programme, should they see it referred to in a job applicant’s CV, as well as to encourage more business leaders to get directly involved as advisers.

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It will begin at 4pm with networking and refreshments, following by presentations between 5pm and 6pm. For details, email or call 07773 328495.

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