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Young entrepreneurs to represent NI at Canadian conference

Two of Northern Ireland’s most promising young entrepreneurs are set to represent Northern Ireland at a global young leader’s conference in Canada on August 10-14.

Seventeen year old sixth form students Emilie Vose, from Bangor and Charlotte Campbell from Coleraine were selected by entrepreneurship skills charity Young Enterprise to attend the Next Generation Leaders Forum (NGL) having started their own businesses with the support of the charity over the last 10 months. The upcoming trip has been made possible with the support of World Travel Centre and Bank of Ireland.

They were selected from a pool of over 1400 young people who took part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme in Northern Ireland throughout the 2014-15 academic year following an interview process with some of Northern Ireland’s industry leaders.

The annual event, held at Trent University in Ontario, connects top young leaders from around the world, who have taken part in Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise business start-up programmes with established business leaders to tackle real business challenges faced by global organisations.

Young Enterprise Chief Executive Carol Fitzsimons commented “The NGL experience will inspire these two promising young women to develop a truly global outlook and bring that vision home to Northern Ireland.  Emilie and Charlotte have shown us that they have the potential to be the business leaders of the future and we expect this to be hugely beneficial to their development.”

Visit YENI.co.uk to see how you can get involved with Young Enterprise, empowering young people with the skills and confidence to succeed in life and work.

Young Enterprise NI is part funded by the Department of Education and is a member of the Junior Achievement Worldwide family of charities.

-ENDS-

Photograph:

Young Enterprise alumnae Charlotte Campbell and Emilie Vose prepare to fly to Canada for the Next Generation Leader Forum at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
Young Enterprise alumnae Charlotte Campbell and Emilie Vose prepare to fly to Canada for the Next Generation Leader Forum at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

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:
Alastair Luke, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Young Enterprise NI
Tel: 028 9032 7003     Email: alastair.luke@yeni.co.uk     Twitter: @YE_NI

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