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New Call Telecom supporting Young Enterprise

CEO shares expertise with Burnley students as part of £50,000 pledge



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The CEO of  leading telecoms company New Call Telecom will be sharing his expertise with Burnley students as part of a £50,000 pledge to Young Enterprise in Lancashire on December 2nd.

New Call Telecom Ltd’s support will help Young Enterprise at a local level in Burnley to develop an in-depth partnership with Blessed Trinity College.

Over the next three years Young Enterprise, New Call Telecom and Blessed Trinity will work together to give more than 1,000 students access to a range of enterprise education programmes.

New Call Telecom CEO Nigel Eastwood, who was born and raised in Burnley, will be grilled by a group of entrepreneurial students about his business success. He will also meet the school’s head teacher and Young Enterprise link teacher. The range of programmes that New Call Telecom will support include sessions on: money management; introduction to credit, debt, savings and budgeting; uncovering students’ skills and talents and matching these to careers that they may not have previously considered.

In addition to empowering students through enterprise and practical business activities, these sessions will foster mentoring relationships between New Call Telecom employees in the UK and the student participants.

New Call Telecom’s contribution will also support the Young Enterprise East Lancashire Company Programme Competition, which sees students from across the county come together, putting their business ideas to the test and competing against each other for the title of Local Company of the Year.

Mr Eastwood has always been very passionate about giving young people the best possible chance to succeed in the world of work and improving the local economy.

He said: “I am particularly passionate about the work of the Young Enterprise, and the opportunity of giving young people insights into the world of business, that hopefully will ignite an entrepreneurial spark within them. The programme creates some unique experiences for those who participate.

New Call Telecom is excited to be involved with helping to equip young people with the key skills to develop a more effective workforce in the UK.”

Michael Mercieca, CEO of Young Enterprise said: “This new partnership with New Call Telecom Ltd comes at a key time for Young Enterprise.

“We have ambitious plans to partner with 50% of secondary schools by 2015 and reaching schools in disadvantaged areas a key focus within this.

“New Call Telecom’s support over the next three years will enable us to embed enterprise education in Burnley and improve the career prospects of local young people.”

Jerome Booth Chairman of New Call Telecom added: ”I fully support the aims of Young Enterprise, which helps children gain some early entrepreneurial and business experience. The success of the charity over the years across the country is very clear, and I am proud to help them extend their reach.”

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