Business brains meet

ENTREPRENEURS of the future will be given the opportunity to develop life skills and learn about the expertise needed to create a successful business, during a youth conference.

Express Yourself – Who Wants To Be An Entrepreneur 3 will see 100 teenagers from schools and youth groups in the area attend Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club on Tuesday.

The event, which is organised by Babergh District Council, sees young people working together in teams to tackle business challenges.

Jill Barton, Babergh’s community development officer, said: “We hope the youngsters have been selected for their interest in entrepreneurship and their eagerness to learn about business.

“The day will provide a valuable opportunity for those who specifically display these skills, to develop them in a work-related learning situation.”

Andy Pickles, chief executive of U-Explore, a company which aims to connect young people with the world of business through the use of technology, will lead the day.

Mrs Barton added: “It is great having Andy on board and from the business point of view it is vitally important for our local companies to be able to transfer skills and knowledge down to young people in order to build their future growth and prosperity.”

The event is being held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.