Great Ideas for Great Yarmouth

Great Ideas for Great Yarmouth

 

A group of social entrepreneurs in Great Yarmouth are celebrating success having been accepted onto the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

 

Commencing in October, the one year programme will provide regular training days alongside other successful candidates in the Eastern region, focusing on all elements of social entrepreneurship, as well as £4000 in start-up funding for the fledgling businesses. 

 

The five strong group are delighted to have been selected, given the strong competition for a place.  Ranging from water-based activities for those with disabilities and additional needs to support and training for the recently unemployed, all of the enterprises will operate within the Borough of Great Yarmouth. 

 

Hilary Hale, Katie Jarvis and Terry Nixon (pictured) alongside two other budding entrepreneurs have already demonstrated their enthusiasm for enterprise by engaging with Business in the Community and Great Yarmouth College as part of the Skills Enterprise and Assets project led by Great Yarmouth Borough Council.  Attending regular training sessions and benefitting from the experience and expertise of one-to-one mentoring from volunteers within the local business community, the group are receiving practical support and guidance to progress their business ideas. 

 

Social Enterprise Manager, Hannah Clay is excited about their success: "It is fantastic to see that the hard work the group are putting in to starting their enterprises is paying off and that the value and potential impact of their business ideas in the community is being recognised across the region.  To take part in the Social Entrepreneurs Programme is a great opportunity to gain skills and expertise that they can bring back to Great Yarmouth and share with others interested in starting their own social enterprises."

 

For more information on social enterprise support in Great Yarmouth, contact Hannah Clay at hannah.clay@bitc.org.uk.

 

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