EE Project Officer Beth Price looks back at the highlights of this term.

17,000 students + 120 schools + 190 EE programmes + over 40 trips to top businesses = one enterprising term!

Autumn is always a hectic season. You begin with the start of new school year, with new pupils to meet and new opportunities to [...]

How to measure success?

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Education Associate Alexi Makris looks at the recently published CBI report on the UK education system and what its recommendations imply for students, schools and business.

Little is more controversial, or draws a wider range of views, than education.
Education underpins family life, employment statistics, child poverty, social mobility, politics, scientific endeavour and more. While the [...]


Growing fast
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 and their successes and challenges.
We’re delighted that the work of Enabling Enterprise over the last three years has [...]


What do teenagers have to do with solving a century old conflict? Enabling Enterprise volunteer Claudia Colvin shares her experience of how a summer camp run by Seeds of Peace taught her more about dealing with conflict than a whole degree in Conflict Resolution.

With anti-bullying week taking place in schools all across the UK [...]


What is too young in the world of enterprise?
Our Education Associate Leah Dowty reflects on her experience of primary school teaching, and the role of enterprise:
People often assume that enterprise learning is best suited to secondary school students learning about the world of business, their personal finances and developing skills that they only need [...]


Enabling Enterprise founder Tom Ravenscroft reflects at the beginning of another Global Entrepreneurship Week on whether it’s really all worth it.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is with us again.
With it, comes a torrent of statistics: the 50% of people who would like to start a business, the 5% who actually do. The rising youth unemployment and falling [...]


Not everyone speaks English.
With the dwindling number of modern languages students at GCSE and A Level, the government is panicking about the impact this may have on students’ skill sets. The concern is that languages are beginning to be viewed as a subsidiary skill, of less importance than other core subjects. [...]


On 27 – 28 September 2012 the second ‘European Workshop on Enabling Teachers for Entrepreneurship Education – CPD’ took place at the Brdo Estate Conference Centre near Kranj, Slovenia.

Enabling Enterprise was represented among the 90 delegates from 24 EU Member States, Pre-Accession Countries and countries participating in the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme [...]

Enabling Enterprise is Three

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Jul2012 11

Tom Ravenscroft, Founder and Managing Director
As I write this, Enabling Enterprise has just celebrated its third birthday.
But the idea that became Enabling Enterprise began on the day I found myself staring down my Year 10 group. There was one of me and 30 of them.
Business is not writing invoices…
I was a business studies teacher, [...]

First Impressions

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Jun2012 11

We asked Henry, who has just started volunteering with us, to give us his thoughts on what made him want to work for a start-up social enterprise in the education sector. Here are his first impressions:

Since I graduated from university back in 2010, I’ve stumbled through a lot of internships and job applications, from [...]

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