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Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs at Calderdale College

26th September 2008

Halifax’s next generation of budding business men and women were introduced to the ins and outs of what it takes to run a business at the Entrepreneurship Masterclass at Calderdale College.

Halifax’s next generation of budding business men and women were introduced to the ins and outs of what it takes to run a business at the Entrepreneurship Masterclass at Calderdale College.

Run in co-ordination with Make Your Mark, over 70 students from the College’s arts faculty, including graphic design, performing arts, art & design, music and dance, attended the event run by business education charity Young Enterprise. As an introduction to the Young Enterprise Company Programme, they were given an insight into running their own businesses by taking part in a challenge to create a business based on what they either love, dislike or find is missing at the College, culminating with a Dragon’s Den style competition.

They were led through the event by local entrepreneurs Danny Matharu of Hillrich Ltd and Nadine Hill of The Dream PA, based in Wakefield. Both have set up their own successful businesses and are Ambassadors for the Make your Mark campaign which aims to unlock the UK’s enterprise potential. The event finished with students being given the opportunity to sign up to take part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme, where they will be set the challenge of setting up and running their own business for a year with the help of local business advisers.

Danny Matharu, at 32, Managing Director of his own events management and sales training company based in Mirfield, wants to show young people how to strike out on their own. “When I was at school I just didn’t know it was possible to go into business”, he said. “What I want to do is raise awareness and open the minds of young people to what is possible.”

“In the creative industry you are more than twice as likely to be self employed than in any other”, added Carol South, Programme Manager for Expressive Arts at Calderdale College. “People very often move backwards and forwards between employment and self employment so it is vital that we equip our learners with business skills at an early stage.”

To find out more about Young Enterprise or how you can get involved contact Kathryn Jeffs on 07920 862290

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