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Enterprise In County Durham

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Developing Enterprise Skills

What makes an entrepreneur? In County Durham, there’s a range of ways you can develop your skills and try your hand at enterprise. With the right training, exposure to great role models and access to opportunities you could be one of the next generation of business leaders.

The Peter Jones Academy 

East Durham College's Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is proud to offer BTECs in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. The course structure is business-led and involves partnerships with a range of companies and entrepreneurs providing leadership and hands-on business experience. The course prepares students for an entrepreneurial career, whether they plan to set up their own business or to work in an entrepreneurial workplace, helping an established business to grow.

Visit www.eastdurham.ac.uk/peter_jones_enterprise_academy_courses

Durham University 

Durham University offers courses in entrepreneurship to all undergraduate and post-graduate students and has an active and inclusive programme of enterprise events. They also houses Entrepreneurs Durham which is a student society which provides a support network for students at Durham University who want to experience entrepreneurship first-hand.  As well as providing students with activities and support, the society, supported by Business Durham, hosts the annual Kickstart Weekend, an opportunity for new businesses to pitch their ideas to funders and business experts.

Visit  www.entrepreneursdurham.com

Durham Creatives

The Durham Creatives programme offers a series of fun, free workshops, practical advice and mentorship for anyone with a creative spark who lives or works in County Durham and is thinking about starting a creative business.
Durham Creatives creates opportunities for you to try out your ideas and sell work in the marketplace with workshops to stretch imaginations, learn business skills and hone ideas. The programme connects with networks of people who can help take plans forward and link with a community of like-minded people.

Visit:  www.durhamcreatives.co.uk

Future Business Magnates

Future Business Magnates (FBM) offers Year 8 students an introduction to the world of enterprise and business. If you are a teacher and would like to become involved in FBM take a look at the web pages and contact us.

If you want to develop skills for enterprise, call us now on 03000 261261.

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  • Gary Chaplin

    Gary Chaplin

    Enterprise Development Manager
    Call 03000 261261

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  • Schools who participate in FBM work with business partners from some of the most innovative businesses in County Durham.
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