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Schools Week, 2015
Forget Careers Advice – what Year 1 need is enterprise skills
As Enterprise Week is underway in schools, Tom Ravenscroft explains why entrepreneurialism is an important skill even for very young children: “The problem with enterprise, someone astutely pointed out to me, is that everyone thinks they know what it is – but each definition is different…”

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The Financial Times, 2015
A Finishing School and a Rival to Business
Mr Ravenscroft ended up leaving teaching to set up Enabling Enterprise, a body that seeks to bridge the gulf between schools and businesses by taking pupils out of the classroom and giving them practical projects and visits to businesses…

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Education Investor Magazine, 2015
Education Partnership of the Year 2014: Enabling Enterprise
Judges said, “The unique partnership is making a huge difference to young people and broadening their experiences of entrepreneurship and enterprise.”

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The Guardian, 2014
What’s the best way to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs?
Two experts shed light on what’s happening in UK schools, colleges and universities to increase entrepreneurial knowledge and ambition…

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Academies Week, 2014
Developing enterprise skills can never be a quick-fix
Global Entrepreneurship Week is back; a mid-November flurry of enterprise and entrepreneurial activity. It will be a week in schools of competitions, challenge days and trade fairs…

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Il Mattino, Italy, 2014
The School of the Future
During “Business in a Day” which was supported by the help of teacher Chris Cuckson from Enabling Enterprise, an English education organisation, the children were driven to working in teams which was based around forming a company and developing a business…

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The Guardian, 2014
Start-Up Success: Six Lessons for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs
The founder and chief executive of Enabling Enterprise, Tom Ravenscroft, describes the lessons learnt from starting up his venture: While it may sound poetic, Enabling Enterprise was not born in a flash of inspiration…

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Le Figaro, France
EE gives young people the keys to working life
Enabling Enterprise wants to give students key skills that will help them enter the workforce. Based on a partnership with schools and businesses, today’s action benefits thousands of young people…

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East London Advertiser, 2013
EE shortlisted for Lloyds Bank Group’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year
“We work with more than 25,000 students a year,” Tom explained. “This is the beginning of a journey to transform the preparation that children receive in school for ‘real life’—we aim to reach 100,000 youngsters a year by 2017.”

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Management Today, 2013
How to Make Business Better
Successful entrepreneurs harness partnerships to bring skills, expertise or knowledge to their business… [The] Enabling Enterprise programme brings top business into the school timetable, resulting in an increase in children’s aspirations and business skills…

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The Guardian, 2013
Social Enterprises aid Innovation in Education
Education may not always be thought of as an innovative sector but as schools increasingly look to relieve budgetary burdens and provide inspirational education experiences, a new breed of innovative social enterprises are emerging that can help on both counts…

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Campden FB, 2013
Capitalism with a Conscience
From the social entrepreneurial point of view, starting with the basics is key to a project, according to Tom Ravenscroft, founder and managing director of Enabling Enterprise, which was created to ensure that students leave school equipped with sufficient enterprise skills, experiences of the world, and aspirations to succeed…

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SE100 Index, 2013
The RBS SE100 Data Report 2012 Summary
Enabling Enterprise has been recognised as the third fastest growing social enterprise in the SE100 list 2012. The list, supported by RBS, gives a snapshot of the fastest growing hundred social enterprises in the UK.

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City Philanthropy, 2013
Lloyds Banking Group Invests in Social Enterprise
Tom Ravenscroft, founder of Enabling Enterprise, was one of the first social entrepreneurs to to take part in the Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme.

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Charity Times, 2013
Lloyds Banking Social Entrepreneurs Programme Launches its Second Year
Participant Tom’s mission is to ensure students develop the broader skills, experiences aspirations and the qualifications that they need to be successful.

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The Times, 2012
The Teaching Challenge
Enabling Enterprise was named as one of Teach First’s most successful social enterprises.
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Evening Standard, 2012
It’s Not Always About the Money
The Evening Standard covered Year 10 Paddington Academy students’ business trip as part of their engagement with Enabling Enterprise’s Core Programme.

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The Guardian, 2012
London Social Enterprise Development Award
Santander has awarded three London-based social enterprises £95,000 through its Social Enterprise Development Awards to help further develop their businesses… The funding [for Enabling Enterprise] will help take the programme into West and South West London.

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CBD Digest, 2012

Wragge & Co works with Enabling Enterprise to Welcome Primary School Students to its Birmingham Office

“Talking about the future with Enabling Enterprise, Lorna said Wragge & Co is keen to take a long term partnership approach.”

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South China Morning Post, 2011
Turning Ideas into Reality

“The best way to motivate students to learn is to make them learn by taking action. This way, they can see how their skills are relevant to the real world. Social innovation is about finding a new way to solve a problem. Every individual has the power to do that.”

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The Guardian, 2011
Banking on the “Big Society”
“Shrewd social entrepreneurs – like those behind Enabling Enterprise, Teach First and Working Rite – will need to continue to scrape around for risk capital, and scramble to build robust business models under innovative services.”

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Startups Uk, 2010
The Value of Enterprise Education
Established in 2008, this community-interest company (CIC) strives to ensure young people leave school with enterprise skills, aspirations and experience.

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SecEd, 2009
Teach First Winners Unveiled

Teach First Excellence Award: Thomas Ravenscroft ………………………………………………………………………………………….


Sec Ed, 2008
Making a Difference
“There are so many parts of the job that I love, like the autonomy that we have as teachers to immediately enact what we want to do in the classroom, and seeing the results on the students which gives you instant feedback. All of those individual moments are also captured when the results come out, and you see that, hopefully, the hard work has paid off.” …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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