For the first time Clarks of Amersham become a sponsor for the “Young Enterprise” scheme
Clarks of Amersham is sponsoring the The Bucks County Finals 2016 which takes place on 6th May and is the culmination of 42 senior schools and over 800 pupils competing in the Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale, High Wycombe and Chiltern areas for the Young Enterprise Company Programme.
The Company Programme
The Company Programme is the ultimate enterprise experience. The team of young people set up and run a real company for a year with guidance from a business volunteer and compete against schools across the whole country. They make all the decisions about their company from designing the product or service, raising the funds, winding up the company and paying their taxes. They can also choose to set their business up as a social enterprise, focusing on addressing a social need rather than maximising their profit.
Michael Clark, Managing Director of Clarks of Amersham said. “We have been involved with the Young Enterprise scheme for a short time with one of our team volunteering as a Business Advisor in the Chiltern Area, but when the opportunity came along to sponsor the County Finals we jumped at the chance”.
“It’s a fantastic scheme” Clark said, “enabling the youngsters to become really engaged with the world of business and setting them up with skills for work and life.
The Young Enterprise Charity
Founded in 1962, the Young Enterprise charity has worked with over 4 million young people to empower them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to succeed in the world of work Each year they work with 250,000 young people with the support of 5,000 volunteers and 3,500 business partners.