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Daily Business partners Festival of Youth Enterprise

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Students celebrating their success in of the Young Enterprise awards


Daily Business is today announced as the media partner for Young Enterprise Scotland’s (YES) Festival of Youth Enterprise 2019 (FoYE19).

YES is a Scottish charity which has been working to inspire and equip young people to learn, and develop through enterprise since 1992.

This year, the Festival is moving east with new venues, new speakers and a new host – Graeme Easton.

YES chief executive Geoff Leask said: “Our strategy at YES is enterprise for all and it is great to be having our flagship events in Edinburgh this year which will attract young people from every corner of Scotland.”

RBS and CanDo supported FoYE19 is a two-day annual festival celebrating entrepreneurship among Scotland’s young people. As the country’s flagship enterprise event exclusively for young people YES will engage with more than 500 budding entrepreneurs, giving them the opportunity to share their stories as keynote speakers.

For the third year, SKapade Studios is joining the team for Day One on 23 May at RBS headquarters, Gogarburn. Around 300 young people will benefit from an interactive Market Place packed with sponsors and supporters who will help guide them on their journey into the world of work.

Every young person attending will receive an Enterprise Passport to encourage them to circulate within the Market Place to maximise the impact of sponsors. Completed passports allow them access to prize draws at the end of the day.

Workshops for students from S1-S3 are still to be announced along with a line-up of speakers and sponsors.

Yes Awards dinner

Company of the Year will be unveiled at the Yes Awards dinner 


On Day Two – 5 June – more than 150 young entrepreneurs will be joined by members of the business community at an Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange where 17 regional finalists of the year-long Company Programme will compete for Young Enterprise Scotland’s Company of the Year 2019 trophy.

Daily Business can reveal that one of the keynote speakers at the Awards Dinner is Celia Hodson, founder of sanitary products company Hey Girls.

Ms Hodson is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and who has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year on two occasions. A year on from creating a buy-one-give-one model, her products have been picked up by both Asda and Waitrose. This has enabled Hey Girls to donate more than 2.4 million period products to UK girls and women in need via a network of 200 donation partners.

Terry Murden, editor of Daily Business said: “YES is doing great work and Daily Business is always keen to support any initiatives that encourage young people to use their talents and help contribute to an enterprise economy.

“We look forward to being part of the Festival of Youth Enterprise.”

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