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Downshire student receives Certificate of Appreciation from Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Erin Tweedie from Downshire School in Carrickfergus, for her dedication to the organisation and representing Young Enterprise at number of events over the past year. In Year 13, Erin took part in the Company programme, where she was the Managing Director of the company Retro – Real Entrepreneurs Take Risks Outrageously, who came second in the Regional Finals. Since then, she has been a spokesperson for Young Enterprise at a number of events, where she has discussed her personal journey on the Company programme, and the benefits of being involved in Young Enterprise.

At the Company Induction Day at Bombardier, Erin presented to new companies in the audience, giving an insight into her company, Retro, and providing advice using her personal experience. Erin also played a key role in the East Antrim Area Board fundraising strategy, where she delivered a presentation to business groups from the local area at Mallusk Enterprise Park. She also spoke to the LEAN Network group at the Old Antrim Courthouse about the Company programme, taking part in trade fairs, and the development of vital skills that contribute to success in life and work.

Erin commented, “The company programme provided me with a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in aspects of business you wouldn’t learn otherwise. I believe it helped my group and I develop the skills and abilities that will make us more successful in life and work.”

Young Enterprise value ambassadors such as Erin greatly, both as a way of justifying the work that the organisation does, and using this evidence as a pathway to ensure that as many young people as possible get the chance to engage with a Young Enterprise programme at some stage during their education.

Visit or call 028 9032 7003 to see how you can get involved with Young Enterprise, empowering young people with the skills and confidence to succeed in life and work.





Erin Tweedie from Downshire School accepting a Certificate of Appreciation from Alan Hunter from the North East Area Board, and Nadine Moody, Stakeholder Engagement Officer at Young Enterprise.

Notes to editors:
Young Enterprise is a company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity.  The organisation operates under licence to Young Enterprise UK, and is part of Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise (JAYE) globally, with a purpose to inspire young people to engage in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Young Enterprise NI media contact:
Nadine Moody, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Young Enterprise NI
Tel: 028 9032 7003     Email:           Twitter: @YE_NI

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