Young entrepreneurs supported by us will set up shop in Cardiff’s St David’s this month (23rd – 26th March) to showcase their businesses to the public.
The 20 businesses on show at Unit LG35 in the Cardiff Shopping Centre include clothing boutiques, a surf school, historical building conservation, a florist and a furniture maker.
All of the entrepreneurs have taken part in our Enterprise programme, which provides practical, financial and mentoring support to help unemployed young people set up in business. Thanks to our fantastic supporters including the Welsh Government, The Queen's Trust, WEFO, NatWest, Nick Wheeler and the Waterloo Foundation, we have helped more than 500 young people to become self-employed in Wales in the last 10 years.
Eloise Frampton, from Aberystwyth, recycles disused pallet wood and other materials into furniture. She says,
Rhian Mathias, Head of Enterprise and Employment at The Prince’s Trust Cymru said,
As well visiting the different businesses and meeting the young entrepreneurs behind them, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in free, inspirational workshops on the 23rd and 24th of March. Please see the timetable below and if you would like to find out more or sign up for a workshop, please email email@example.com
Thursday 23rd March - 11:30am – 12:30pm
Turn the Lights On: A positive approach to achieve your goals - Georgina Jones
Thursday 23rd March – 4pm – 5pm
Self-Motivation with Stifyn Parri of MR RPRODUCER
Friday 24th March – 10am – 12pm
Simply Do - Ideas Accelerator - Making Your Ideas Happen – Josh Barnett & Lee Sharma
Friday 24th March - 2pm – 4pm
Big Ideas Wales - Digital Presence - Austin Walters
We are extremely grateful to the businesses and organisations that have made this year’s pop-up shop possible. This includes St Davids Shopping Centre, Land Securities, Bartholomew Hawkins Chartered Financial Planners, Wonder, FES Ltd, White Engineering and Surveying Ltd, Acuity Legal, Hicks Logistics and Pro Steel Engineering.
Currently, more than one in eight young people in Wales (13%) are struggling to find work. We are committed to raising the aspirations of our young people, helping them into work, and driving social and economic prosperity in Wales. Please get in touch to find out how you can inspire young lives. If you’re interested in working with us in Wales, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 842 842.
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