Hull is launch city for Global Entrepreneurship Week on its tenth anniversary year

The 10th Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) takes place from 13 to 17 November and Hull will host seven major events to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs in the city.

This year Hull is the UK’s launch city for GEW as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Hull City Council, in partnership with Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, have organised seven major events to inspire, connect and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs in Hull.

The city will host former BBC Apprentice contestant Adam Corbally and Antony Chesworth, founder of EKM Systems, as well as young entrepreneurs Aaron Conroy of Fenburg, who was once homeless, Eve Lodge of Get Barmy Bunting who is studying at University and Evie Sharp of Peaches & Dreams who runs her children’s clothing business from home. Chair of the Youth Enterprise Partnership, Ross Bennett, MD of Engaging Education will be the MC.

Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Energy City said:

“Hull is proud to be the host city for the launch in order to show how enterprising its young people are.

“Global Entrepreneurship Week is all about how small ideas can take root and become viable business plans, with the potential to grow into sustainable companies. We hope to set an aspirational agenda for today’s young people in the city to set up their own businesses, social enterprises, improve their communities and become innovative employees themselves.

“The council and its partners are delighted to be supporting its enterprising young people through a number of schemes including the award winning John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge, £5 Blossom, MC4C programme for young people and the Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Club.”

Ewan Gaffney, Managing Director of GEN UK and GEW UK said:

“This November, the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates its tenth anniversary. Over the 10 years Hull has played a significant part in these celebrations and that is why this year as the UK’s Most Enterprising Place 2017 and UK City of Culture, Hull will officially launch GEW at its first event of the week.”

This year GEW also sees the launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GENUK) – a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. As part of this Hull has been invited to the Start Up Nations Summit in Estonia.

For more information about the activities and the week ahead visit check out @GEW_Hull and hashtag #GEW2017 #GEWGo