Young Enterprise in the East Midlands

Welcome to Young Enterprise in the East Midlands. Our committed team works in partnership with local schools, businesses and volunteers to inspire and equip thousands of young people each year to learn and succeed through enterprise. Together we ensure that young people grow up with the life skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in the changing world of work.

We deliver Young Enterprise programmes in over 500 schools and colleges across the region thanks to the support of volunteers from business. As a result, more than 10,000 young people each year benefit from a Young Enterprise experience in the East Midlands and gain a valuable insight into the world of work.

Our region covers: Derbyshire, Leicstershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire


East Midlands Company Programme Finalists 2018

A team of students from Ockbrook School in Derby won the 2018 regional title for Best Student Company in the East Midlands. The regional final celebrated the young people who set up and ran student companies over an academic year as part of the HSBC supported Young Enterprise Company Programme.

The team then went on to represent the East Midlands at the UK Company of the Year final

The regional winning team, ‘Vortex’ created a business selling positivity journals, pendant necklaces and a design your own t-shirt kit for children. Their products are made with the intention of enhancing peoples’ lives

View Vortex’s’s presentation at the National Final here

Keep updated with our latest news and upcoming events from the region



Want to get involved?

Our aim is to provide young people with the skills and experiences to help them fulfil their ambitions and transition into successful futures. Our programmes focus on 8 core skills:

Problem Solving, Communication, Teamwork, Resilience, Confidence, Initiative, Organisation and Creativity


Don’t hesitate to contact us, if you want to get involved as:

  • young person in part or full-time education who wants to take part in one of our programmes.
  • teacher or educator looking for high quality enterprise education programmes and events.
  • volunteer interested in sharing your time and experience of work and industry
  • Company that would like to support our work
  • A past Young Enterprise participant who would like to join our Alumni programme.




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Contact Young Enterprise in the East Midlands:



Steve Arscott, Regional Manager

07794 478933

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Bekah Anstey, Area Manager, Derbyshire

07739 524979

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Annabelle Armes, Area Manager, Leicestershire & Rutland

0779 447 8924

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Robin Neighbour, Area Manager, Northamptonshire

0779 447 8930

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David Greenwood, Area Manager, Nottinghamshire

0779 447 8926

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