Posted on Mon, March 20, 2017

Creating Future Entrepreneurs


The Unloc Enterprise Academy visited Epping Forest College on Monday 17th March 2017. This was second time round to work with Epping Forest College students delivering educational business programmes to help students strengthen their business visions and entrepreneurship.
Over 75 students participated in these fast paced, enthusiastic and interactive workshops, which consisted of master classes, branding and marketing to business vision and mission. Students also worked with Unloc Enterprise Academy mentors to plan out their very own business ideas.
The day culminated with students pitching their businesses to the Unloc Enterprise Academy staff, along with designing their own logo and brand for their business. Throughout the day there were some amazing ideas, ranging from short-film studios for young learners to opening Art classes for people of all ages.
The teams who wanted to take their ideas further were able to go away with the offer of one-year support and mentoring from a member of the business community acting as an Unloc Enterprise Ambassador.
They had an overall winning team of the Enterprise Day who demonstrated great use of skills learned in the workshops and had an idea that impressed the judges. The winners were a team called EULA; featured in the photo.

Managing Director of Unloc Enterprise Academy, Hayden Taylor, commented:
“It’s great to be working in Epping Forest College. The students are always really enthusiastic and I can’t wait to hear all of their brilliant business ideas. The enterprise days we deliver give students the freedom to be as creative as possible and the results are always inspired.”

Saboohi Famili , the Principal and CEO of Epping Forest College, commented:
“We are delighted to work with the talented Unlock team in supporting a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at Epping Forest College. We are confident that their engaging and high energy approach will enthuse and motivate our learners to consider a career opportunity as an entrepreneur or a new business start-up as well as learning the basics of business planning and enterprise. The fact that the Unlock team is of a similar age group to our learners is very encouraging, and the working relationship between them is clearly flourishing. We look forward to exploring further collaborative opportunities for the benefit of our learners and look forward to them achieving similar success stories as the Unlock team in the future. ”