Norse sponsors Young Enterprise Initiative

Norse Commercial Services is sponsoring the 2016 Young Enterprise Initiative in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills, making business relevant to their daily lives.

Norse Group HR Director Tricia Fuller said;” As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy we are sponsors of the 2016 Young Enterprise Initiative in Norfolk and Suffolk. There are a number of schools in the Norfolk and Suffolk area taking part in this year’s programme, with young people running a business for an entire year.”

“This is a really exciting opportunity for the young adults who will be taking part and they will need lots of business advisors. Norse will be providing seven mentors, whose commercial expertise and skills covering a range of business disciplines that will help the students with the various challenges they will face. ”

Norse will be providing mentoring for teams, which consist of 10 to 12 youngsters, from City of Norwich School, Norwich High School for Girls, Attleborough Academy and the University Technical College.

Daniel Vanstone, Head of FM Services at Norse has volunteered to assist in answering questions and giving business advice for a year 11 class at the University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN).

“These students are enterprising professionals, managers and business leaders in the making,” he commented. “This is a great way for students to realise that business is never straight forward and there will always be curveballs you must overcome to succeed.  For me there is the unique satisfaction of using my own experience to help develop the next generation of enterprising professionals.”

Linda Raphael, Key Account Director with Norse subsidiary n-able, will be working with City of Norwich School; “This initiative is giving young people an ideal opportunity to get involved in the commercial work world by taking their ideas forward to form a functioning company. It teaches them how to work and develop as a business, making decisions and working as a team. I volunteered to mentor in order to give something from my commercial experience back to the community, guiding and supporting the team through the various stages in the project.”

Glyn Manton, Subject leader for Economics and Business at City of Norwich School said; “Norse has been excellent support for our energetic team of year 10's who meet after school.  Advisers really helped the students during the 'storming' stage of group development. Now we are through that students now feel positive and, because of the support, are ready to take their companies’ products to market.”

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