A region powering progress in the Midlands
Welcome to Young Enterprise in the West Midlands. We cover an area including Birmingham and Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Staffordshire and the Black Country.
The West Midlands offers an amazing diversity of landscape, people and culture; it was the birthplace of Shakespeare, the Industrial Revolution and Heavy Metal music!
Birmingham, with the youngest population in Europe, is the UK’s second most populous city. Diverse and vibrant, it was voted the best city in Europe in which to do business. Young Enterprise’s work is hugely important in the region. For example, by the end of 2012, Birmingham had the highest unadjusted youth unemployment rate (23.1%) amongst England’s major cities – significantly above average of 18.2%. By contrast, Solihull has a productivity level above the UK average.
We cover 2,000 Primary Schools, 700 secondary schools, 50 colleges and 13 universities. More than 2,100 West Midlands pupils ran their own real companies for a year in 2011-12 as part of our Company Programme.
Team IGNITE from Alleynes Academy High School were 2014’s West Midlands winners, representing the region in the UK Final, and were runners up in Company of the Year award!
Team IGNITE sell a sturdy support designed to store smartphone, tablet or handheld games consoles for use when watching programmes, for a more comfortable and optimised viewing angle
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To download the table of winners Click Here
Watch Ignite’s presentation here:
Steven Ramsdale Wins Young Enterprise Gold Award
Alex Green, a student at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) wins the West Midlands first ever Journey Award