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Westminster Business School launches Entrepreneurship Bursary Pilot Programme

Business and Management 19 January 2018

Westminster Business School has launched the Entrepreneurship Bursary Pilot Programme alongside the Mayor of London and Haringey Council supporting local entrepreneurs.

18 entrepreneurs from the borough of Haringey have been selected for a 15 week support programme which aims to help them to expand their businesses, boosting the local economy. The programme launched on 19 January 2018 at the Westminster Business School attended by the participants, entrepreneurship students and guests.

The entrepreneurs will attend the weekly workshops at the University of Westminster which will provide mentoring, teach business skills and will participate in three unique challenges. The bespoke programme has been designed to empower participants by exposing them to entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in entrepreneurial experiences enabling them to develop essential entrepreneurial skills.

The programme aims to support the local economy by expanding local business, increasing work opportunities and income in the area. Local business owners have been carefully selected by Haringey Council and Westminster Business School during Global Entrepreneurship Week and include, a craft beer maker, a fashion designer, a business marketing executive, and a horticulturist. Each business and entrepreneur were identified as having the potential to scale-up their business to increase their revenue and profits.

The programme will be run by Dr Jane Chang with Dr Ainurul Rosli, Nelia Koroleva and Supin Hussain at Westminster Business School and will run from 19 January through to 8 May 2018. It is supported by Haringey Borough Council and funded by the Mayor of London.

Speaking about the Programme, Dr Chang said: “We are so excited to be running this pilot programme in Entrepreneurship with Haringey Council! We are really looking forward to demonstrating the social and economic impact of the programme on the participants and the wider local community.”

Find out more about the Entrepreneurship BA Honours Course

About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.

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