Student enterprise schemes at Keele


Posted on 09 November 2010
Student Enterprise Manager, Dee Frankish, who runs the scheme, is hopeful for the new businesses: “We’re really pleased with the high calibre of successful entrants onto the programme this year."

Student Enterprise has welcomed 28 participants onto the SPEEDWM and EFS schemes at Keele University. The two schemes help students, staff and recent alumni to start up their own businesses through training workshops, mentoring and funding of up to £6800. This year’s intake includes 18 undergraduates, three post graduates and seven Alumni.

The participants, who are all starting new businesses in the West Midlands, will be attending workshops every Wednesday, where they will receive business training from a range of professionals.

Student Enterprise Manager, Dee Frankish, who runs the scheme, is hopeful for the new businesses: “We’re really pleased with the high calibre of successful entrants onto the programme this year and we’re delighted with the wide range of business ideas in which these young entrepreneurs are engaged”.

The scope of businesses included in this year’s intake ranges from environmental consultancy to a wine tasting events company.