Spotlight On… Paul Uppal

Paul Uppal has many years’ experience of running his own business, as well as being a Member of Parliament, and in 2017 the Government announced that he was to be appointed the first Small Business Commissioner (SBC). This month we spoke to Paul to find out how his new role unites his business and political experience, […]

Spotlight On… Enterprising Learner Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell is studying for a Foundation Degree in Business and Management at New College Durham, whilst also working full-time in the Co-op Food National Transport Department. With the Foundation Degree’s Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship modules being accredited by the IOEE, this month we caught up with Matthew to find out how he balances working and […]

Enterprisingly Me x

‘Enterprisingly Me’ is a monthly feature where you can follow my entrepreneurial adventures. Names have been changed to protect the innocent but everything you read really happened. I hope my story inspires you to take your first steps, or if you already have, then it lets you know you’re not on your own. Starting and […]

Headline Sponsor Announced for Celebrating Enterprise 2018 Awards!

Leading figures from the worlds of enterprise learning and skills will gather on Wednesday 2 May for the Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2018. Recognising the endeavours of learners, educators, entrepreneurs, mentors, policy-shapers and others making an outstanding contribution to the UK’s enterprise and skills landscape, the Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2018 takes place in the Houses of […]

Helping to Imagine the Future

SFEDI Awards have kick-started the year by expanding their suite of Passport to Enterprise and Employment qualifications with brand new opportunities to develop enterprising abilities, behaviours and skills at Levels 1 and 2. These qualifications continue to put the emphasis on personal and social development, by focusing on how developing these skills are equally as valuable as […]

Driven to Succeed: Citadel Inspires the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

In 2014, David Brazer established Ignition Automotive Training; an innovative training centre fused with a real working garage, where unemployed or marginalised people could gain hands-on experience of a real work environment alongside qualifications to help them back into employment. In 2016, the IOEE named Ignition the Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year at its annual […]

Widening participation and Enterprise Education: Support for BME Learners

Integral to enterprise education is the grounding in real-world experience which fosters entrepreneurial and enterprise skills. For students from a widening participation background, the significance in adopting a contextualised and integrative approach to enterprise education is crucial in fostering understanding, building confidence, social capital, soft skills and entrepreneurial capability.