Welcome to Young Enterprise in the West Midlands

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Our committed team works in partnership with volunteers from local businesses to inspire and equip thousands of young people each year to learn and succeed through enterprise.


Recent Highlights:


Young Enterprise supporter and leading Law firm, Harrison Clarke Rickerbys work with us by providing employee volunteers who bring their industry experiences to our programmes. You can find out more about the volunteer experiences of Ellis Walby, Jo Hodgetts and Jack Powell here.



Students from King Edward VI High School in Stafford were crowned Best Overall Company at the West Midlands Young Enterprise Regional Final. The final, held at the University of Wolverhampton on 15th June, celebrated students who have set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the HSBC supported Young Enterprise Company Programme. The winning team, Orbit Interactive, created and sold an educational book for young children combining traditional book and digital media in the form of an augmented reality app. Ellie Wright, a student from the winning team, said: “Taking part in Young Enterprise Company Programme has been a fantastic experience, driven by determination and hard work.  We are very excited about going to the National Final and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”


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Want to get involved?

Our aim is to provide young people with skills and experiences to become successful in life and work to fulfill their own ambitions. Those skills include for example teamwork, presentation skills, financial management, marketing and developing creative and innovative ideas.

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

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

Young Enterprise in the West Midlands is supported by many local businesses, trusts and councils. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their support.




 Herefordshire and Worcestershire

2200 students, 150 volunteers and 32 schools took part in YE across Herefordshire and Worcestershire this year. Major supporters include:


Worcester Bosch has supported the Worcestershire region for many years with financial support and with volunteers.


Bishop Fleming continues to support YE across the region sponsoring schools to take part as well as providing first class business advisers




Michelin Tyre PLC has been involved with Young Enterprise for a number of years – encouraging staff to take on the Company Programme business adviser role or be on judging panels and also by holding an annual ‘Dragons’ Den’.

Although not part of the official Young Enterprise competition, the ‘Dragons’ Den’ serves a number of purposes – timed at the beginning of the programme the teams receive early feedback on their product or service from business experts, which can help them to identify opportunities.  The opportunity also helps the young people develop their presentation skills and build up their confidence to develop and practise presentation skills.

Employees report feeling privileged to be part of the young people’s YE journey.  Helping with Young Enterprise is a very rewarding and positive experience.  It brings employees into contact with young people who amaze and impress with their enthusiasm, creativity skills and sheer determination to bring a product or service to market.  It gives you confidence that the UK economy will be in good hands!


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Contact Young Enterprise in the West Midlands


Regional Manager – West Midlands 


Marie  Tedstone

07960 057947



Area Manager – Herefordshire


Kirsty Sockett

07960 063 388



Area Manager, Warwickshire


Grace Perks

07867 001849




Area Manager, Worcestershire


Julia Neale

07960 063 202




Area Manager, Birmingham


Jeba Ali

07960 063 385



Area Manager, Solihull and the Black Country


Kamran Hussain

07776 856607



Area Manager, North and Mid Staffordshire


Paul Phillips

07960 055 448




Area Manager, Shropshire


David Graham

07960 051 142