Festival of Youth Enterprise 2018

Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 9:00am – Wednesday, 6th June 2018, 9:00pm

Category: Festival

We are hosting Scotland’s annual Festival of Youth Enterprise. Like last year this Year of Young People flagship event will feature our broad range of enterprise activities, our supporters, the enterprise network and young people from across Scotland.

Event Details

Young Enterprise Scotland has been working to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise in Scotland since 1992.

On 5th & 6th June 2018, at Hampden Park in Glasgow, we will host Scotland's annual Festival of Youth Enterprise. As the Year of Young People's flagship event, this will feature our broad range of enterprise activities, our supporters, the enterprise network and young people from across Scotland.

Day One: Tuesday, 5th June

The Market Place

Our Market Place will be bursting with potential employers, Further & Higher education establishments and partner organisations for young people to interact and learn from.

Guest Speakers

Be inspired by some of Scotland's brightest young people from the business world.

Hear from some of Scotland's top young entrepreneurs.

Enterprise Passport

Every young person attending on the day will be issued with an enterprise passport and will have the chance of taking home an iPad or one of our other top prizes.

Day Two: Wednesday, 6th June

Young Enterprise Scotland Company Programme Awards Final.

All 17 Scottish finalists will take part in the presentations on the 6th June to determine the Young Enterprise Scotland Company of the Year 2018.

RBS Company of the Year Award
Glasgow University Best Presentation Award
Lyreco Best Trade Stand Award
Business Gateway Best Company Report
ICAS Finance Director of the Year Award
IOD Scotland Director of the Year Award
City of Glasgow College Journey Award
Peroosh People's Choice Award
QTS Innovation Award
FSB Business Adviser of the Year Award
SQA Link Teacher of the Year Award
SIS Social Impact Award
Disney Creativity Award
Marketing Society Award

Host & Speakers

Our Host

Rachel McTavish

Rachel McTavish

Broadcast Journalist, STV

With over 20,000 hours of live TV broadcasting under her belt, Rachel McTavish is one of the UK’s most experienced broadcast journalists.

Our Speakers

Meet the enterprising individuals who will be speaking to the young people attending our #FoYE18. All are enterprising and inspiring, and are just as excited as we are to get the festival off to a flying start.

  • Michael Welch

    Michael Welch

    Founder, Black Circles

    Michael Welch OBE is one of the UK’s most highly rated entrepreneurs and sold Blackcircles.com, the online tyre retailer he founded in 2002, to Michelin in 2015, where he continues to provide consultancy on international expansion.

  • David Duke

    David Duke

    Founder, Street Soccer Scotland

    David Duke MBE is the founder and CEO of Street Soccer Scotland, a social enterprise that uses football to create positive change in the lives of socially disadvantaged adults and young people.

  • Sylvia Douglas

    Sylvia Douglas

    Founding Director, MsMissMrs

    Sylvia is the founding director of MsMissMrs CIC, a social enterprise founded on pants, personal development programmes and a newly opened community empowerment hub.

  • Gavin Bell

    Gavin Bell

    Founder, Blue Cliff Media

    Gavin grew up in the Shetland Islands and now lives in Edinburgh where he runs a social media agency. Alongside running his business, Gavin is also a vlogger. Gavin started his vlog at the end of 2016 and has managed to amass views in the millions.

  • Stephen Kirkwood & Steven Galloni

    Stephen Kirkwood & Steven Galloni

    Founders, SKapade Studios

    SKapade Studios is a state-of-the-art, award-winning, independent music studio offering music production training, personal development, media workshops and vocational education

  • Loral and Eishel  Quinn

    Loral and Eishel Quinn

    Co-founders, Sustainably

    Loral and Eishel Quinn are mother and daughter co-founders of Sustainably, a fintech for social good platform that makes doing good frictionless for consumers and brands because its integrated into daily life.

Venue Details

Hampden Park

Unforgettable games, historic Scottish events, intimate occasions, live performances from superstars of sport and music, landmark conferences and award-winning hospitality – Scotland’s National Stadium has a history like no other. Hampden is proud to be recognised by UEFA as a 5 star rated venue.


Other information for this Venue

  • Parking Available
  • Accessible Venue
  • Food & Drink Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • WiFi
  • Presentation Facilities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Technical Support

Ticket Information

Day One Tickets are currently limited to 30 young people and 6 teachers spots per school, however this is subject to change.

Tickets for this event can be booked at the following link:

Sponsorship Benefits

Showcase your organisation to Scotland’s talented young future workforce whilst supporting the next generation to develop their skills.

Engage your staff and guests at Scotland’s premier Enterprise event for young people.

Attach your brand to Scotland’s best loved and most respected enterprise education charity both online and offline.

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum£5,000

  • Category Sponsorship at Awards with coverage by national media partner
  • Table of 10 at Glittering Awards Dinner on day two
  • Prominent position in two-day Market Place with workshop hosting option
  • Full-page programme advert

Gold£2,000

  • 5 seats at Glittering Awards Dinner on day two
  • Prominent position in two-day Market Place
  • 1/2 page programme advert

Silver£1,000

  • 2 seats at Glittering Awards Dinner on day two
  • Prominent position in two-day Market Place
  • 1/4 page programme advert

For more information about our sponsorship packages for this event, please Contact Us

Event Sponsors

We are delighted to be supported by the following organisations.

  • BQ
  • ICAS
  • Accenture
  • Marketing Society
  • Institute of Directors, Scotland
  • RBS
  • Social Investment Scotland
  • Business Gateway
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • QTS
  • Murgitroyd
  • City of Glasgow College
  • Federation of Small Business
  • Lyreco
  • Peroosh
  • Lusona
  • Disney
  • Mazars
  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

Contact Us

Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
Thornliebank
Glasgow
G46 7UG
Scotland
United Kingdom

0141 406 7722
0141 406 7722
0141 406 7722
admin@yes.org.uk

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