The Enterprise Foundation South West, is a not for profit organisation founded by serial entrepreneur Rachel Jones in 2013. Created to raise aspirations and inspire young people, link the business community with educational establishments and to enrich curriculums throughout, the Enterprise Foundation will support the strategic delivery of advice and guidance to young people, in turn leading to great careers and successful enterprise here in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.
'Inspiring the Next Generation' was launched in September 2014 and co-designed by HE Students at Cornwall College. Following on from the design of this model, the 'Be Inspired' conferences were launched.
‘Be Inspired’ is a series of conferences created to encourage a pathway to enterprise and employment for young people in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. The conference objectives are to inspire and raise the aspirations of young people at a key decision-making phase of their lives.
‘Be Inspired’ Conferences will support young people to:
The project itself is planned, delivered and evaluated by students of Cornwall College following a project brief from the Programme Director of EFSW and supported by Cornwall College, both of whom will then act as mentors.
To find out more about participating in our ‘Be Inspired’ conferences, contact a member of the team.
Business Enterprise & Schools Together
It is important that young people are given the opportunity to make informed choices about education, employment and training opportunities available to them as they start their career. Developing the enterprise skills of our young people makes them better employees as well as potential entrepreneurs of the future. It also ensures that in this ever changing work environment and economy, young people have the ability to...
think creatively; find solutions; raise aspiration; grow businesses.
The Enterprise Foundation SW was part of the consultation with Lord Young, BIS and the Cabinet Office, helping to develop and deliver the 'Enterprise for All' objectives on behalf of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. The foundation was selected along with five other LEP’s across the UK to work with the British Government to develop the initial pilot programme of Enterprise Advisers. This was successfully completed in the Summer of 2015 with its future being managed by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Enterprise Coordinator.To find out more about the benefits of being an Enterprise Adviser click here