Young Enterprise in the North East

Welcome to Young Enterprise in the North East. 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.

Our region covers: Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Cleaveland


North East Company Programme Finalists 2018

A team of students from Whitburn Church of England Academy in South Tyneside won the 2018 regional title for Best Student Company in the North East. 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 North East at the UK Company of the Year final

The regional winning team, ‘Heavenly Handmade’ created a business from scratch selling handmade products sourced locally with an ethos of using recycled materials from ethical companies.

View Heavenly Handmade’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:

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



Contact Young Enterprise in the North East


Jill Tinsley, Regional Manager


Kerry Tipple, Area Manager

0786 7001 850


Young Enterprise in the North East is supported by:




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