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The National Enterprise Challenge (#TNEC)

Lord Sugar“The National Enterprise Challenge gives schools the opportunity to harness their pupils’ key employability skills. It gives students the opportunity to test themselves on a national level and businesses the chance to support the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. I am delighted to have been asked to be keynote speaker at the finals night in July and look forward to seeing you there. Best of luck with your challenges, everybody.“


The National Enterprise ChallengeRegistration for TNEC is now open to schools wishing to take part. With less than 100 team spaces left available, bookings are being taken on a first-come,first-served basis, so get in touch NOW! on 01924 277343.

TNEC, with Finals Day special guest Lord Sugar, has two age categories: Year 7/8 and Year 9/10.

Your school will receive an enterprise event delivered to the full year group by us, TNEC team, centred around two specifically tailored 'real life' business challenges. These challenges will be announced at our special launch event in January 2013.

Our team will facilitate the whole day, with the students working together in mixed ability groups of six.

The winning team will then go on to represent the school at the National Finals in London in July 2013, competing against up to 100 schools from across the UK.

The Finals Day will be a celebration of all things enterprise. The students will first pitch to specially chosen guest judges from the business community, before then taking their seats for the awards night.

As the judges deliberate, the students will receive a sit-down three-course dinner, during which they will wait excitedly for the winners of this nationwide challenge to be announced.

The winning groups will then pitch one final time – this time to a packed house, including some of the biggest names and sharpest brains in British business – before taking part in an all-inclusive Q&A with our special guest: Lord Sugar!

To round off this prestigious event, Lord Sugar will present the winning groups with their prizes and have photographs taken with them.

The night will also feature entertainment and promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all students lucky (and talented) enough to participate.

We believe that for all those taking part, win or lose, it will be an event to change lives, one to inspire the next generation of British entrepreneurs. It will certainly provide a great platform for schools to showcase the talents of your students to the local community, local media, and beyond…

With limited team spaces available across both age categories, make sure you don’t miss the boat by getting in touch TODAY!

The cost of the challenge is £1995.00 and we very much look forward to working with you on this exciting challenge!


To find out more details or make a booking please call us on 01924 277343 or get in touch through our enquiry form.

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Joy Marsden: I have just returned to my office after the interview event and I can only say how wonderful our students were. I think your presentation yesterday hit just the right note and prepared them in advance, not only to face the interview but to have the confidence to approach businesses just to ‘chat’. Thank you so much for being involved in this event and I look forward to seeing you in the future

– Karen Betty, Skills for Life Co-ordinator, Northampton Academy

Truly incredible from beginning to end! His presentation was pitched perfectly for our students who sat in stunned silence listening intently to his amazing story. We really couldn’t have asked for a more passionate or inspirational speaker!

– Lisa Green, National Enterprise Academy

The presentation was truly inspiring; our students really enjoyed listening to John's experiences in the Royal Marines and his role working for TV companies in the jungle and they realised they could be just like him. By working hard, broadening their horizons, learning new skills and believing in themselves, they too could achieve anything they put their hearts into. An inspiring day that left an enduring impression - fantastic.

– Adrian Barber, Project Manager, Bigger Picture Arts

Just a quick note to say how much we all enjoyed Alex’s talk. He was an absolute trooper getting through 2 hours of talking with his voice slowly getting more hoarse! The students were fascinated by his story and the advice he gave them was priceless. Nothing I could have told them about the world of work could have had so much impact. The students were rapt and he responded very well to their questions. The talk was very memorable, funny and informative. We will definitely be looking to book him again next year.

– Heather Wilson, Teacher of English/ Head of PHSCE, Portland Place School

Claire’s speech showed that she fully understood the ethos of the school; it was informative, encouraging and motivational. Pupils and parents have commented on how much they enjoyed listening to her and how much they appreciated the care she took to make our prize winners feel special. We will certainly use her ‘top tips’ to reinforce the valuable messages she passed on. Our only problem now is how to follow this next year!

– Elizabeth Thomas, Head Mistress, Stonar School

Dynamic, forthright, bold, but utterly charming, Claire showed insight and understanding, offering pertinent advice to individuals and groups alike. A consummate professional and a true inspiration to all young women.

– Ian Edwards, Head of Business, Tudorhall School

From my experience of working with Emma-Jane I would feel comfortable in recommending her self-esteem & confidence workshops and hope we can collaborate on some work in the future.

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