Entrepreneur in Residence elected as Director of national body

One of Keele University’s Entrepreneurs in Residence, Will Pritchard, has been elected as a Director of Enterprise Educators UK.

Enterprise Educators UK is the leading independent membership network for enterprise educators, comprising 108 member organisations. Their purpose is to enable excellence in enterprise education by connecting educators and practitioners so they learn from each other and are inspired to increase the scale, scope and effectiveness of their enterprise and entrepreneurship education and practice.

Enterprise Educators UK provides research funding, bursaries, national awards, resources and events including an international conference (IEEC). They influence positive change in UK government policy consultations and internationally through the EU, OECD and United Nations. Current collaborations include projects with the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the RSA, the UK Science Park Association and Enactus.

Speaking of his election, Will said: “It’s an honour to be joining the board of such an outstanding organisation. Thank you to Carolyn Keenan (Aston University) for the nomination, Neil Coles (University of Bristol) for seconding it, and of course to colleagues across the UK who elected me.

“It’s fantastic to be recognised with such support and I look forward to furthering the excellent work of Enterprise Educators UK”.

In his capacity as an Entrepreneur in Residence, Will supports aspirational business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and qualities to help their business innovate and grow, as part of Keele University’s Innovation Leadership Programme*. To find out more about the programme, and to apply for a place on a future cohort, please visit keele.ac.uk/mcil.

ERDF logo * The Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership programme is delivered through the Keele University Science & Innovation Park Smart Innovation Hub (project reference: 32R17P01691). This programme is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.