Leading education charity Young Enterprise hosted a special networking event in Cornwall earlier this week to explore challenges and opportunities in the region.

The event, co-hosted with Ocean BMW, reflected on the experiences of young people in region and how we can secure the future of the next generation.

Attendees included Falmouth Deputy Mayor, Kirstie Edwards, as well as local business, education and charity leaders.

They heard first hand from Young Enterprise alumni, including a group of young women who were crowned Young Enterprise’s UK Company of the Year Award 2022 winners – ‘Ocean Revolution’ from Tretherras School in Newquay.

Following the event, Young Enterprise CEO, Sharon Davies, said: “2023 marks our 60th year of transforming young people’s lives and Cornwall is an area we’ve  seen clear successes and see fantastic opportunities to do more with the support of business and schools.

“It was inspiring to hear from Young Enterprise alumni during the event about their experiences and career journeys. Cornwall is a hub for both amazing careers and entrepreneurship but it’s our role to capitalise on this. At Young Enterprise, we are passionate about supporting young people to build confidence and critical skills that have real potential to enhance their futures.”