Student company Operating Framework

Legal responsibilities, financing and insurance cover

Please ensure that students, Business Advisers and Centre Leads – read this document carefully and comply with the important information within the Operating Framework.

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Legal Status of YE Student Companies

All Young Enterprise student companies are, for the year of their operation, functioning as branches of Young Enterprise.

When students name their student company, care needs to be taken to not directly or overtly imitate, copy or trade using existing company names, trademarks or copyrights. Further information can be found on YE Online.

Under the Companies Act 2006 a Company must complete its name in legible lettering on all business stationery, whether in hard copy (printed) electronic or any other form. Common items of stationery include:

  • Company letters
  • Order forms
  • Official publications
  • Invoices
  • Receipts
  • Websites

In addition, you will be breaking the law if your student company does not show the YE place of registration, registered number and registered office address in legible lettering on the following items:

  • Student company letters
  • Order forms
  • Websites
  • Emails

The YE registration details vary depending on your location:

Young Enterprise in England and Wales (including the Channel Islands) Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Young Enterprise Scotland
A Company Limited by Guarantee No. 712260
Charity No. 313697
Registered office: Young Enterprise, Yeoman House, Sekforde Street, London EC1R 0HF
A company Limited by Guarantee No. NI 32769
Charity No. XR 21328
Registered office: Grove House, 145-149 Donegall Pass, Belfast BT7 1DT
A company Limited by Guarantee registration No. SC133649
Charity No. SC018180
Registered office: 40 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ

An example letterhead and word template will be available on YE Online.

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