Morecrofts Solicitors have announced their plan to support a new Student Enterprise initiative to the tune of £1,000.
City of Liverpool College have linked with local enterprise support agency The Women’s Organisation to showcase the entrepreneurial talent lying within their students and staff through an innovative programme culminating in a business pitch competition.
#IAmEnterprising will offer students support to develop their business ideas over a series of events between now and May 2015, competing against one another to win an overall £3,000 prize package of investment. The prize will include the £1,000 cash sponsorship from Morecrofts solicitors and £2,000 worth of business services to help the winner to launch and sustain their business. Also contributing to the prize package by way of services to support business start up are Chic Networking, Downtown in Business and Agent Marketing.
Donal Bannon, Head of Commercial at Morecrofts Solicitors says “We are delighted to be the main sponsor of this innovative competition and to support young entrepreneurs in the local community as they strive to create a viable and successful business. Morecrofts through its annual Merseyside Independent Business Awards have supported established local businesses and view this competition as an excellent opportunity to encourage and identify future business leaders to realise their potential”
Elaine Bowker, Principal at the City of Liverpool College said: "Entrepreneurship is a key engine of growth for the UK economy and it's vital that we support students who want to be the next business owners and leaders of the future. Our partnership with The Women's Organisation is all about inspiring students and empowering them to develop their own business ideas create their own business opportunities and take control of their future careers."
Students who have a brilliant business idea are encouraged to find out more about the project via www.iamenterprising.blogspot.com
To keep in touch with the developments of the programme follow #IamEnterprising along with @TheWomensOrg and @COLCollege on twitter or visit www.iamenterprising.blogspot.com