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South East Regional Finals

Posted on May 22, 2018at 8:55 am

South East Regional Finals – 13th June 2018 – Guildford Cathedral

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

The 2019 Area Finals – At the Amex Stadium

Come and See Young Enterprise in Action

at the Amex on 25th April

It’s the Big Match!  The finals, of this year’s Young Enterprise Company programme.  To register your attendance, please click here.

Come and see the team members make their presentations on their achievements and the benefits they have gained from their participation, plus see their trade stands and their products for sale, with entertaining speeches and music from BIMM Brighton musicians.

It’s all happening on Thursday 25th April, with doors opening at 5.00pm and the presentations kicking off at 6.00pm.  Refreshments will be served and music played while the judges deliberate and then the prestigious awards will then be made.

To assist us with catering, please register by clicking here.

It’s the big finals, when the teams come out to play and demonstrate their skills.  With trophies and cups for the winners (thanks to our generous sponsors).  We hope to see you there.

Sussex County Finals

Posted on February 03, 2018at 2:35 pm

Sussex County Finals, 1st May 2019, Ricardo’s, Shoreham…

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.

Launch Event

Posted on September 26, 2016at 3:19 pm

Launch Event

7th October 2019

Bucklers. St Mary’s Walk, Hailsham BN27 2JA – 6.00-7.30pm

Master Classes

Posted on September 25, 2016at 3:22 pm

Master Classes

30th October 2018

Trade Fair

Posted on September 23, 2016at 3:26 pm

Trade Fairs

11th and 12 March 2017

Asda Superstore

Super Service at Trade Fair

Posted on February 27, 2016at 10:36 am

Two Teams Score 100% in Professional Mystery Shopper Assessment

Thanks to everyone who supported our recent Trade Fair in the Arndale Centre.  All of the teams reported back to us that they had a great day. Several sold out of their product, and others came close.

Infinitee Cup  Certificate  Whilst all of the company members gave great customer service, two of the teams scored the ultimate 100% in the Mystery Shopper award.  As a result, an additional cup has been engraved and a certificate printed. The winning companies – Tea and Co (from Eastbourne Academy) and Infinitee (from Bishop Bell School) – will each receive a cup and a certificate for display.

The Mystery Shopper award is professionally assessed by Shoppers Anonymous in a completely discreet manner. The identity of the mystery shopper really is anonymous and a closely guarded secret.

The results, together with a professional report for each team, are not known until several days after the event, so the award cannot be made on the day. To have one team score 100% is a fantastic achievement. To have two teams score 100% is the best result ever!Best Customer service

The other two awards on the day – Best Customer Service and Best Trade Stand – were won by Ensemble (from Willingdon School) and Infinitee (from Bishop Bell School) respectively.  Caroline Ansell MP, the local Member of Parliament for Eastbourne and Willingdon presented the prizes and has included details on her website.

Best trade standCongratulations to all concerned. Further Trade Fairs are to be held at the Asda Superstore on March 12th and 13th. Please make a point of attending to see and buy the teams’ products, and experience great customer service, as well as to help our youngsters in their learn-by-doing enterprise programme.