The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Challenge competition has just embarked on its most exciting year to date, having moved over with Mosaic in the Summer of 2016.
Founded originally with the support of the Apax Foundation, whose support continues to this day, the Enterprise Challenge was designed to develop young people’s understanding of business concepts and how they can apply them, particularly in promoting responsible business. The programme is delivered with the help of inspirational mentors who volunteer their time to raise students’ confidence, employability and aspirations who do so participating in a business simulation game.
The inter-school competition founded 12 years ago has reached over 30,000 young people in over 780 schools with the help of over 3400 volunteer mentors. This has centred mainly in English regions, with Scotland schools in Glasgow successfully participating since 2016.
I’m delighted to report that the 2020 Enterprise Challenge has expanded its reach across the entirety of the United Kingdom, with delivery taking placing for the first time in Wales, Northern Ireland and the North East of England. Delivery in Scotland has also expanded, including schools competing from Edinburgh for the first time. Our Grand Finals event in May 2020 now promise to be their biggest ever, with nine regional winners battling it for the national crown.
Another exciting development is the re-brand and launch of a brand-new business game ‘Pop Up’! which helps our young people learn even more creatively about ethical and sustainable business practices.
Watch our new video to kickstart our revamped Enterprise Challenge here.
Here are a list of our Enterprise Challenge Regional Finals 2020, which we would love for you to attend to show support for the school teams in your local area:
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Challenge Regional Finals will run from the 16th– 27th March 2020.
Mon 16th March 12-2pm – Scotland Regional Final, Glasgow
Tues 17th March 12-2pm – North East Regional Final, Newcastle
Weds 18th March 12-2pm – Yorkshire and The Humber Regional Final, KPMG, Leeds
Thurs 19th March 12-2pm – North West Regional Final, KPMG, Manchester
Fri 20th March 12-2pm– London Regional Final, KPMG, Canary Wharf
Mon 23rd March 12-2pm– South West and Wales Regional Final, Cardiff
Tues 24th March 12-2pm– South East Regional Final, Slough Aspire, Slough
Tues 24th March 12-2pm – Central Regional Final, Shoosmiths, Birmingham
Fri 27th March 12-2pm – Northern Ireland Regional Final, Ulster Bank, Belfast