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Youth Business International formed a partnership with Barclays to deliver a fantastic Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012.
One of the biggest challenges facing communities in the UK is equipping the next generation of young people with the right skills to fulfil their potential.
Barclays is helping tackle this issue by supporting community projects that help disadvantaged young people build the financial, enterprise and life skills that will help them achieve economic independence and security.
A key part of that is encouraging more people to consider entrepreneurship, to develop enterprise skills, and help start-up entrepreneurs to grow their business. This is exactly where Global Entrepreneurship Week comes in.
To support Global Entrepreneurship Week, Barclays:
- Ran a number of Barclays Money Skills workshops at schools, colleges and community organisations. Barclays Money Skills is a leading money management initiative designed to help young people to build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to manage their money more effectively.
- Delivered free ‘Get Ready for Business’ seminars to young people who are budding entrepreneurs - over 30 will be taking place during the week itself and at least 100 during the month of November.
- Sue Hayes, MD Business Banking, spoke at the launch event on the 12th November. Other senior members of staff also spoke at a variety of events during the week.
Rich Ricci, Chief Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking, Barclays, and a patron of YBI, said:
“We help and support hundreds of small businesses every week, and recognise the need for timely, practical advice to help them start-up and expand. Global Entrepreneurship Week will help many people take the next important step on their journey. Our teams will be involved in various GEW initiatives to share their knowledge with the future generation of entrepreneurs.”
For more information about Barclays’ citizenship work, visit http://group.barclays.com/about-barclays/citizenship/uk
More useful resources from Barclays
Barclays Money Skills
Barclays Business Lounge
Running your own business is exhilarating, exciting and full of challenges. We’ve created the Barclays Business Lounge because we understand that when you’re the boss it’s good to have a place to drop in, take a breath from your day-to-day, and pick up the knowledge you need to turn your business dreams into reality.