West of England: Get Involved

Company Programme

12 local schools are taking part in this year’s Company Programme – each is now trading. We need volunteers to support them (and next year’s teams) as business advisers (a weekly commitment), judges, and customers and we need local businesses to support them to make the programme affordable.

Download the Business Advisor Role Specification

Find out more about Company Programme in the West of England

Our next events are:

Teams from Bristol Cathedral School & Colston’s Girls at St Nic’s Trade fair, December 2018

St Nic’s trade fair, December 2018

Martin Rees, Mayor of Bristol talking to students from Brimsham Green at St Nic’s, 1st december

Bamboo Business from Brimsham Green School at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, March 2017


We regularly run half or full day masterclasses in local schools for whole year groups (up to 150 young people). These are designed to increase knowledge about work, develop employability skills, build self confidence and raise aspirations.

There are three masterclasses available:

LaunchpadLearn to Earn and Employability Masterclass

Supported by volunteer mentors who steer a table team of students through the challenges set. Last year 140 volunteers took part in eight schools.

Work is underway to set up a programme of events in 2019 -please contact Gillian if you’d like to be involved.

If you are a business and would like to support an event, a school or a whole programme, then get in touch – you’ll be in good company!