Trade Fair

Posted on February 05, 2018at 3:23 pm

Trade Fair

24th March 2018

Arndale Centre

Area Finals

Posted on February 04, 2018at 2:29 pm

Area Finals,

23rd April 2018,

Eastbourne College….

Sussex County Finals

Posted on February 03, 2018at 2:35 pm

Sussex County Finals, 2nd May 2018, Brighton University…

South East Regional Finals

Posted on February 02, 2018at 10:46 am

South East Regional Finals – 15th June 2016 – Guildford Cathedral

Thank You Event

Posted on February 01, 2018at 2:37 pm

Thank You Event, 27th June, Old Court Room…

FSB Continues Sponsorship of YE

Posted on March 21, 2017at 12:36 pm

We are pleased to announce that the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has continued its sponsorship of the prestigious Company of the Year award with Eastbourne & Wealden Young Enterprise.  This continues a long association with the local YE board, the FSB having been one of the founder sponsors when the Young Enterprise company programme was reinstigated in the area a few years ago.

The Federation of Small Businesses offer their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.  Members receive an exclusive package of business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

We continue to appreciate the FSB’s support for this valuable scheme for young people in the Eastbourne & Wealden area.  If you would like to be involved as a sponsor, a business advisor or similar then please do not hesitate to contact us.  For further details on the FSB, please see their website at: www.fsb.org.uk

Iconic Products & Performance

Posted on March 19, 2017at 1:27 pm

A case study is available to view featuring the East Sussex Iconic company team from Seaford Head Sixth Form College.  This explains how they turned around a slow start to their programme into a thriving business that is now continuing even after the Young Enterprise finished.

The team eventually settled on producing mugs featuring iconic East Sussex landmarks.  The first two editions were of the famous Seven Sisters cliffs and the Cuckmere valley.  Both of these beautiful locations are not far from the school itself and are very popular with visitors to the county.

Despite the slow start, the company won the Brighton Hove & Lewes Area Finals, also winning best product and best governance, and then progressed to the East Sussex County Final, where they again won best governance and also a special prize for most improved company in the county.

A full case study about their experience and how they plan to continue to run the company can be read by clicking here.  For details of how you can get involved, please contact us.

Local Teams Make Early Sales Success

Posted on February 26, 2017at 3:34 pm

This year’s major trade fair for the local Young Enterprise board, held in the Arndale Centre recently, proved another great success.  Not only were strong sales reported by the companies present from the local schools and colleges but also the feedback about the event was excellent.

All of the teams competing in this year’s Young Enterprise competition in the Eastbourne and Wealden area were present at the fair.  Products on offer included Valentine’s Day gift bags and a fantastic range of Eastbourne souvenirs.  A video of the event, kindly made by Eastbourne Buzz, can be seen here:

There were two awards presented on the day.  That for Best Customer Service, sponsored by Bespoke Training (Eastbourne), was won by ‘Chromatic’ from St Catherine’s College.  Meanwhile, the prize for Best Trade Stand, supported by The Arndale Centre, was awarded to ‘Millennium +’ from Ratton School.

In addition, the Mystery Shopper award was professionally assessed by Shoppers Anonymous in a completely discreet manner.  None of the teams and even the representatives from the Eastbourne & Wealden Young Enterprise Board know who the shopper is. The results, together with a professional report for each team, are not known until several days after the event.  The winners were ‘Millennium +’ from Ratton School, who scored a very impressive 100%, a fantastic achievement!

The local MP for Eastbourne, Caroline Ansell, kindly visited the event and presented awards to the winners.  She commented: “It doesn’t get much tougher than trading in such a busy place as the Arndale Centre on a Saturday, so well done to the teams and especially the winners for working so hard’.

‘This sort of competition fosters the skills young people need to succeed in the workplace. It helps breed the next generation of entrepreneurs and I was impressed again this year with the quality of the teams’ drive to win.  When I spoke to the students all told me the experience had been very valuable and they learnt a great deal about what it takes to run a successful business, so this was a great event.”

For further information about Young Enterprise in the Eastbourne & Wealden area and how you can support us please go to www.yeew.org.uk.

Sponsors Sought

Posted on February 26, 2017at 2:49 pm

With all of the renewed activity, we continue to need funds to support the various events.  Therefore, if your company, or you personally, are able to provide sponsorship or other financial support then that would be much appreciated.

Thanks once again to all of our current sponsors, who are identified here on our website.  Please give them your support.

If you are able to contribute to our costs, in return for appropriate recognition and knowing you are supporting such a good cause, then please contact Martyn Billing (martyn@calibremarketing.co.uk / 07721 058409).  Thanks.


An Easy Way to Donate

Posted on February 26, 2017at 2:46 pm

Online Purchasing Benefts Young Enterprise

Whenever you buy anything online, from items on Amazon or eBay, from major retailers, your weekly shop, to your annual holiday, you could be raising a free donation for Eastbourne & Wealden Young Enterprise.

Easyfundraising.co_.uk_BIGThere are nearly 3,000 sellers also including John Lewis, Aviva, TheTrainLine and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to this great cause, just to say thank you for shopping with them.

You can even donate when buying goods and services for your business or organisation such as office supplies, IT equipment, flights or train tickets, without any additional cost.  The scheme works with lots of business retailers like Staples, Viking, Apple, who will donate a percentage of what you spend to us.

It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything.  All you have to do is:

  1. Go to https://new.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/yeew/
  1. Sign up for free.
  1. Get shopping.

Your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to us.  It couldn’t be easier!  There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your support and donations.  Thank you.