New business scheme launches

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An innovative new scheme exclusive to Cornwall & Isles of Scilly launches today, looking to create the entrepreneurs of the future.

The Government-backed pilot will see dozens of business experts act as ‘Enterprise Advisors’ to senior management teams in education, engaging the business community with students in secondary schools across Cornwall and encourage them into business.

If successful, then the pilot could lead to enterprise being embedded into the curriculum.

Organisers hope that it will help to inspire the business people of the future and help to combat the ‘brain drain’ in the Duchy.

“Businesses and schools have a golden opportunity to work together under this enterprise initiative,” said Rachel Jones, founder of Enterprise Foundation South West, which is organising the scheme.

“Your business and your school can be part of this cutting edge innovation to help raise aspirations of the students of today and the working population of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly of tomorrow.”

The programme is being officially launched at an event today (Nov 20) at the Alverton Manor in Truro.

Keynote speakers will include Rachel Jones, and also Mel Colton-Dyer, business connections manager at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.