Young Enterprise to star in 2014 Trade Fairs

P1090555Young people from across Northern Ireland have spent the school year establishing businesses as part of the Young Enterprise NI Company Programme.

The leading business education charity, Young Enterprise NI, are now hosting their final series of Trade Fairs in shopping centres across Northern Ireland where student businesses will be attending and making their products available to the public.

Under guidance from Volunteer Business Advisers, the students are developing key skills in business management including entrepreneurship, leadership, communications, human resources and sales. This Young Enterprise NI Trade Fair offers students the opportunity to test their skills as they sell their products to the general public.

Young Enterprise NI Chief Executive Carol Fitzsimons commented “Our trade fairs form such an important part of a young person’s development through Young Enterprise NI programmes and we encourage all the community to get involved and show support for their local young people.

“This is a great opportunity to come along and browse the many new business ideas and innovative products that local young people have spent months creating. It is a fun and exciting day for shoppers and an opportunity to see, first-hand, the next generation of local business leaders.”

This series of Trade Fairs will be an excellent opportunity for shoppers to support their local young people and Northern Ireland’s future entrepreneurs.

The Trade Fairs are scheduled for :

  • Thursday 30th January, 10am – 1pm, The Kennedy Centre, Belfast
  • Friday 31st January, 10am – 1pm, Foyleside Shopping Centre, Derry-Londonderry
  • Thursday 6th February, 10am – 1pm, Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon
  • Friday 7th February, 10am – 1pm, Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor
  • Thursday 13th February, 10am – 1pm, Abbeycentre, Newtownabbey

Young Enterprise NI Trade Fairs form a crucial part of the Company Programme. As students build confidence in managing their businesses and trading with the public, they acquire key skills that are transferable to self-employment, employment and further education. More than 100,000 young people take part in Young Enterprise NI programmes each year.

Young Enterprise NI is a charity and is part-funded by the Department of Education. For further information and for details volunteering and fundraising opportunities please visit www.yeni.co.uk.

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