The Employment & Enterprise Zone and Carshalton College and Kingston College are pleased to have celebrated Global Enterprise Week during the 18th and 24th November.
Global Enterprise Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business.
Activities to celebrate this global event included a presentation delivered to the Travel and Tourism team in partnership with Kingston Entrepreneurs. Kingston Entrepreneurs is a student led enterprise society at Kingston University; the president spoke about how to develop an enterprise society at Kingston College and the benefits of engaging with industry leaders at summits, boot camps, career launch pads etc.
“Enterprise societies are not just for those who want to start a business, they're for those who want to learn new skills, meet new people, try new things and give themselves competitive advantage in the working world. As a student myself, I’m keen to show the benefit of entrepreneur societies and enterprising activities that allow students to take part in something that will help them fulfil their ambitions and reach their potential.” Gabriella Bergin-Cartwright, President of Kingston Entrepreneurs.
The Colleges have also launched the Edge Enterprise competition which aims to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and learning in the 21st century economy. This involves a passport being issued which provides students with eight entitlements to choose from in supporting their enterprise developments and equipping them with the skills required in the world of work. Throughout the year students will receive mentoring, advice and guidance from industry experts to support their progress culminating in a presentation of their chosen business ideas to a panel of high calibre employers such as Sainsbury’s, London Borough of Sutton, Merlin Entertainment, British Airways, Ignite Strategies and Sutton Housing Partnership.