Students’ business ideas to aid charity

Northumberland College's Enterprise 10 Challenge for students
Northumberland College's Enterprise 10 Challenge for students

Students at a county college have got the business bug with the launch of a major enterprise competition.

Northumberland College has just launched the Enterprise 10 Challenge, which aims to stimulate students to come up with successful business ideas and raise money for charity.

Students are invited to come up with ideas to raise money for charity, set up a social/community enterprise or run their own business.

The challenge, which was launched in the Enterprise Hub at Ashington Campus, is run by senior lecturer Mark Rossi, with commercial and business support from Michael Evans, Enterprise 10 manager.

Michael said: “All in all it’s been an encouraging start to an exciting new venture.

“The aim of the week was to get participants to just do one thing to become more entrepreneurial, whether it’s getting feedback on their business ideas at a networking event, signing up for a training course to give them the skills they need.”

Jacqui Henderson CBE, chair of Northumberland College’s board of governors, will judge the competition at Easter 2016.

Northumberland College was one of 10 partners signed up to Global Entrepreneurship Week in the north east and the only organisation to run an event in Northumberland.

Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to encourage budding entrepreneurs to seize the opportunity and make their business idea happen.

Email enterprise10@northland.ac.uk for details.