Young Enterprise in the South West

Welcome to Young Enterprise in the South West. 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: Cornwall, Devon & Exeter, Dorset, Gloucestershite, Plymouth, Somerset, West of England and Wiltshire


South West Company Programme Finalists 2018

A team of students from Ilfracombe Academy in Devon won the 2018 regional title for Best Student Company in the South West. 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 South West at the UK Company of the Year final


The regional winning team, ‘S.O.W’ created a business to teach children about the problems with plastic pollution through a trilogy of books.

View S.O.W’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.


Young Enterprise in the South West is supported by many businesses. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their support.


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South West

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Contact Young Enterprise in the South West:


South West Coast


Maggie Ayre 

Regional Manager, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset

07918 561349
[email protected]

South West Central


Julie Pond

Regional Manager, Gloucestershire, West of England, Wiltshire
0796 006 0436
[email protected]