Enterprise TV Day Hailed A Success

Youngsters across the UK were given the opportunity to learn about enterprise with a day of interactive events that were broadcast throughout the nation from County Durham. The special internet broadcast showcased entrepreneurial activity across schools and colleges in the region.

Enterprise TV was transmitted from a base at East Durham College, in Peterlee, with roaming reporters based at Staindrop Business and Enterprise College, Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College and Belmont Junior School.

North-East enterprise initiative Launch Pad took pride of place at the event, playing host to live music and dance, courtesy of the students of East Durham College.

Highlights of the showcase included The E Factor – a live debate with some of the region’s most successful young entrepreneurs. Informative films about how to turn hobbies and interests into businesses including case studies and input from some of the region’s leading employers such as Muckle LLP and Formica Group, as well as a host of live competitions and enterprise challenges took place throughout the day.

Ray Sharp, Enterprise Co-ordinator at East Durham College, said: “I would like to thank all the students and staff involved in Enterprise TV Day who helped make it such a great success.

“Once again East Durham College is on the map as an enterprising college and the first college

to transmit a live TV show across the county.”

Commissioned by County Durham Enterprise Learning Partnership, the event was organised by Derwentside Enterprise Agency.

Derwentside Enterprise Agency enterprise co-ordinator Lester Crawford said: “The whole point of the event was to disseminate the enterprise message into schools. We did this by showcasing best practice, case studies and having live challenges on the day, as well as making it interactive so schools and teachers could really get involved.”