Local company to unearth budding entrepreneurs

Weston based training-company Pursuit has started an Enterprise Academy in the hope to find and develop the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

Pursuit will help young entrepreneurs between the ages of 16-24 who have an idea for a business but are not sure how to make it a reality.

The company will provide them with a qualification in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship which has been developed by leading qualification provider Edexcel and Dragon’s Den star and multi-millionaire businessman Peter Jones.

The budding entrepreneurs will receive advice and motivational support from successful local business people and will get the opportunity to pitch their business ideas and arrange events to showcase their talents.

During their time in the Enterprise academy the young entrepreneurs will also learn how to research and develop a business plan and how to promote their businesses.

Pursuit’s Managing Director Steve Horler comments: “We are hoping that there are lots of young people out there who have an idea for a business, whether that idea is a one-person gardening business or a full scale beauty salon, who need a helping hand to get it off the ground.

“In the current financial climate finding jobs can be difficult for young people but many would be willing and capable of being their own boss and starting a successful business. It would be amazing to walk into a shop or hire a contractor who started their business after attending the Enterprise Academy.”

The Academy will be based from Pursuit’s training suite within Badger House Enterprise Centre, Winterstoke Road, W-S-M. Candidates will attend on a part-time basis and all training and qualifications will be government funding and therefore free of charge.

Candidates will not be expected to actually start their business whilst attending the academy but will be supported if they wish to do so.

Those who successfully complete the academy will be given the opportunity to progress onto a full apprenticeship whilst they start and run their business given them valuable extra support and training.

To find out more about Pursuit visit: http://www.pursuittraining.co.uk/