Last Thursday, the club hosted the Prince’s Trust and the final of their Regional Enterprise Challenge Awards. Over 1,000 pupils across the region have been taking part in The Enterprise Challenge, which is an annual, national competition during which young people aged 11-16 years old learn about establishing and running a business.

The Enterprise Challenge aims to help young people to develop their enterprise skills (including teamwork, problem solving, decision making, resilience, communication and creative thinking), to build their confidence and raise their personal aspirations.

With focus on nurturing soft skills, and facilitating encounters with employees, the programme gives young people an invaluable opportunity to increase their understanding of the world of work and see their ability to have a positive impact on their wider community.

The club was very proud to host the final which included six schools from the Midlands. These schools pitched to local business people, including our own CEO Matt Rawnsley, to secure £500 funding to start their business within their school. 

The winner was Hamstead Hall Academy, who pitched a business to supply discounted food to assist people who are struggling with the rising cost of living.

Our visitors’ were unanimous in their praise for the club and our staff who made their day very special. As a club, we got to live our values – Excellence, Inclusivity and Caring at a very practical level for a wonderful cause.