Six Lessons Learned

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Jul2014 01

Tom Ravenscroft is the Founder and CEO of Enabling Enterprise. Here, he shares six lessons he has learned during his time as a social entrepreneur, building and developing Enabling Enterprise over the past five years.

As appealing a narrative as it would make, Enabling Enterprise was not born in a blaze of strategic insight or vision. [...]


Today, Enabling Enterprise was one of twenty five leading organisations that launched the Fair Education Alliance. Alongside partners like Teach First, the CBI and Save the Children the alliance wants to focus our collective efforts on ending inequality in education.

Our Founder, Tom Ravenscroft, reflects on why Enabling Enterprise is part of the Alliance:

The [...]


We Enabling Enterprise are proud to be part of The Fair Education Alliance – a coalition committed to closing the achievement gap between young people from our poorest communities and their wealthier peers.

The Fair Education Alliance
The Fair Education Alliance is a new coalition for change in education comprising 25 of the UK’s leading organisations. Its [...]

Forming Educate!

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Jun2014 09

Rebecca Richards is a Communications Fellow for Educate! in Uganda, an organisation that shares a similar philosophy to Enabling Enterprise in the UK. Here she shares the important work their organisation are doing to tackle youth unemployment and equip young people with the skills they need for life.

In Uganda as in much of the [...]


Anh Khuat is a Masters of Finance student at London Business School, one of our partner organisations. For the past year Anh has organised the volunteers for school trips hosted by LBS as well as joining the students on the day. Here, she reflects on her experiences as a volunteer.

The LBS Volunteer club
At London Business [...]


Global department store, Selfridges, hosted a unique and inpirational event with Enabling Enterprise located in he Bullring, one of Birmingham’s most iconic landmarks. This show-stopping store provided the venue for an exciting enterprise challenge for Year 5 students from Reaside Academy and Gilbertstone Primary School.

As the students entered the building they observed the distinctive architecture [...]


Welcome to the Summer edition of the Enterprise Journal. Since our Spring edition, it’s been great to hear new stories and ideas from schools across the country. It’s been remarkable to discover many different ways that enterprise education is supporting children and young people to succeed. We hope our Summer edition will give you some [...]


Grace Young reflects on her experiences and discusses the importance of learning skills for the future.

I have a distinct memory from a GCSE Maths lesson when we were copying equations from a textbook. A rather outgoing classmate piped up ‘What’s the point of doing this?’ Rather promptly my teacher answered, ‘You need it for your [...]


Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer at the Carnegie UK Trust, writes about the need to learn from best practice in enterprise education across the UK and Ireland

Despite differences in party politics and priorities, governments across the UK and Ireland have a common goal – to create new and meaningful employment opportunities for young people. With local [...]


Originally published as a guest piece on the Teach First website – Richard Hardie is the Chair of UBS Ltd, Platinum supporter of Teach First, and a member of the Business in the Community London Leadership Team. He reflects on the role of business in reinvigorating the educational landscape in London.

our aim at UBS
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