Young Enterprise in South Central

Welcome to Young Enterprise in South Central. 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.

With the highest number of Young Enterprise companies in the UK, we are rightly proud of the commitment of local businesses and volunteers, providing support to our fantastic young people. We are growing year on year and always happy to talk to anyone who can help us achieve our mission of offering YE programmes to every student in our region and give businesses a great experience volunteering with us.

Our region covers: Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire


South Central Company Programme Finalists 2018

A team of students from The Abbey School in Reading, Berkshire won the 2018 regional title for Best Student Company in South Central. 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 South Central at the UK Company of the Year final


The regional winning team ‘Impact’ created a diverse cookbook aimed at helping customers to enjoy restaurant quality dishes at home whilst bringing the community together.

View Impact’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 South Central:


Mary Cloake
Regional Manager

07940 735599


Jackie Bryant
Area Manager, Buckinghamshire

07834 606230


Denise Firth
Area Manager, Berkshire

07920 514572


Cassandra Cardiff
Area Manager, Oxfordshire

07776 769579


Joey Russ
Area Manager, Bedfordshire

07584 232664


Jo O’Reilly
Area Manager, North Hertfordshire

07770 017128


Jill O’Neill
Area Manager, South Hertfordshire

07787 828783