Young Enterprise has appointed Samantha Wardman as Young Enterprise manager in Cornwall.
Wardman has extensive sales and marketing experience in the corporate sector having worked at Hewlett Packard for several years.
She relocated to Cornwall nine years ago and while running her own business ventures, became familiar with the YE Company Programme when she took part as a business adviser last year.
She said: “Taking part in the programme last year was a hugely inspirational and rewarding experience. I witnessed firsthand the students grow in confidence and improve core skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience throughout the lifecycle of the programme – skills that are seen to be lacking by 70% of businesses who look to recruit school and college leavers today.”
Wardman is now looking for business advisers in Cornwall for this academic year, so anyone with business experience who can offer a local school or college an hour a week of their time should contact her at Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org.