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Adam Afriyie hosts Young Enterprise “Unleash the Potential” event at House of Commons

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Adam Afriyie with Runcible Spoon from St Francis Xavier’s College in Wandsworth – at the Commons Unleash the Potential event

Adam Afriyie hosted Young Enterprise “Unleash the Potential” event at Houses of Parliament on Thursday 24 October.

The multi-millionaire MP, who grew up in deprived Peckham, London, attributes at least some of his success to taking part in a Young Enterprise programme as a teenager.

Why did we get together? Well, research shows German employers expect more of their young recruits than do UK business leaders. Polls show students leaving education overwhelmingly lack key “employability” skills they need to land that crucial first job.

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Adam with Young Enterprise Team Segue Books at the Commons event

So, are we underestimating the contribution young people can make to Britain’s economic and public life? What should we do to equip the next generation with the attitudes and aptitudes they need for a successful and fulfilled future?

parliamentA key event in the Commons attended by corporate chiefs, politicians, opinion formers and academics heard compelling independent new evidence from Kingston University, the internationally renowned Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and Opinium Research that might change many minds.

Young Enterprise, the UK’s largest enterprise education charity, will this year help 250,000 young people unleash their hidden talents by exposing them to the excitement and challenges of business. Combine your funding expertise withour 50 years of experience and we could do far more…

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