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A message of support from the Lord Mayor of London

City of London

The Lord Mayor of London sent us a message of support:


“A good financial education is a critical foundation for every young person in Britain.  For fifty years, Young Enterprise has helped improve the quality and standards of financial literacy across the UK – giving hundreds of thousands of young people the knowledge and confidence to lead better lives.


“Every single day, over 300 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt.  Over a quarter of the UK population has no savings.  1 in 20 teenagers do not think they have to pay back credit card debt.


“Young Enterprise is an important and timely intervention – educating potential entrepreneurs in the art of money management.  Money is a global commodity and a global commonality – the flow of finance binds Nations.  Real banking is about managing risk to the benefit of real trade, real companies and people: financing projects that provide real benefits to countries and communities across the world – creating jobs, growth and prosperity.


“The City of London is the world’s pre-eminent financial centre due to its deep pools of capital and talent, and a rich cluster of professional services to accompany its financial services.  Young Enterprise is a conduit for the UK’s talent pool – equipping future business leaders to build a strong, successful society.”


The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman Roger Gifford


City of London