“Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson
“If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going.” – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and serial entrepreneur.
Every economy needs entrepreneurs. And, as Britain prepares to leave the EU and enter an uncertain world of go-it-alone trade deals, the UK economy is going to need business and entrepreneurship skills – and an entrepreneurial spirit – more than ever before.
According to figures from Virgin StartUp, budding entrepreneurs bring a massive £196 billion boost to the UK economy. Virgin’s report also says that more than a third of all active enterprises in the UK are start-ups and were launched in the last three years. It also reveals that UK start-ups employee 3.24 million people nationwide, accounting for 12 per cent of all employment in the country.
As a leading provider of business and enterprise training in London, the Capital City College Group is always looking to stay one step ahead of emerging trends and provide the best possible training to the entrepreneurs of the future.
So, hot on the heels of our successful Maths and English conferences, the Group’s three colleges – City & Islington, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) and Westminster Kingsway – have recently come together to share ideas and best practice, as well as to help shape the Group’s Business and enterprise course offer.
The conference – held at Westminster Kingsway’s Victoria Centre – was a hit with staff, with 85% of attendees agreeing or strongly agreeing that they learned some practical strategies to help support students with their business, and that they now had the tools to review their strategy to design their Business curriculum.
We’ve also produced a video that neatly summarises the day: