Spotlight On… an enterprising learner

Each month we will be showcasing case studies on enterprise in education. This month we spoke to third year undergraduate, Rodrigo de Carvalho, who is studying product design at London South Bank University while he establishes a social enterprise dedicated to helping protect children at risk of abduction. Rodrigo de Carvalho, 33-year-old Brazilian student moved […]

Students make a drama of enterprise learning

IOEE Centre of Excellence London South Bank University (LSBU) is a leading light when it comes to pioneering initiatives that inspire and enable entrepreneurial endeavour across all disciplines. We caught up with three LSBU drama students who are complementing every performance with a side-serving of business thinking. Forward-thinking colleges and universities are increasingly acknowledging that […]

Dance studio owner knows the steps to success

Katie Geddes is a trained dancer who, in 2009, combined her professional skills with an entrepreneurial spirit and set up The Dance Studio Leeds (DSL). Classing the business as ‘beyond start-up but still in growth phase’, Katie went along to Meet a Mentor late last year. She chatted to us about the outcome and told […]

Spotlight on… Julie Kouamo

The IOEE’s member base is incredibly diverse, with people from all walks of life signed-up to enjoy the privilege, services and benefits associated with it. To let you know just how broad a spectrum of people we work with and what membership represents to them as individuals, we’ve created Spotlight on… which, every month, introduces […]

IOEE Enterprise Academy with Enterprising Ideas

Simply Do Ideas is a trailblazing new online platform which provides young people who have enterprising ideas with the tools they need to shape them into viable business plans. In the past month, the organisation has achieved IOEE Enterprise Academy status. We caught up with Chief Executive Officer Lee Sharma, who told us more about […]

Spotlight On … Amarjeet Hans

The IOEE’s member base is incredibly diverse, with people from all walks of life signed-up to enjoy the privilege, services and benefits associated with it. To let you know just how broad a spectrum of people we work with and what membership represents to them as individuals, we’ve created Spotlight on… which, every month, introduces […]

Fitness specialist gets new businesses in shape

Fiona Brown is an entrepreneur, a fitness education specialist, a Pilates instructor, a personal trainer and now an enterprise mentor too. We caught up with the dynamic 58-year-old, to talk about The EnergyWise Academy she runs in Edinburgh, and her latest venture, mentoredbyfiona.com. Some people can’t stop moving; they’re always eager to give life a […]

Enterprise mentor helps mentee Join the Dots

Join the Dots is a consumer insights and market research agency, which helps clients operating across all sorts of industries to better reach consumers. The agency’s chair is Trish Comley, who, along with her husband, set up the business in 1998. In addition to playing a strategic role in growing her own company, Trish now […]

Group mentoring sees female-led businesses thrive

Two years ago, a diverse set of business women were united by Chris Leighton, a Southampton-based Get Mentoring mentor and coach who runs Zeal for Business. Together, they’ve turned enterprise mentoring into a group activity, with exceptionally successful results. One of the mentoring group, Sally Brown of The Happy Bee Company took time out from […]