Tayside’s Festival of Youth Enterprise

  • Tayside schools meet local entrepreneurs & business leaders
  • A day of inspiring & interactive workshops

A day of inspiring, connecting & supporting young people in Tayside thanks to Scotland CAN DO

Over 80 S1-S3 students attended Tayside's Festival of Youth Enterprise this week.

Students had the opportunity to network with stall holders within our Enterprise Village in the morning and afternoon. The Enterprise Village was made up with organisations that support schools. Thanks to Business Gateway, Elevator, Dundee & Angus College, DYW Dundee & Angus, Bridge 2 Business & Scotland's Enterprising Schools for being part of it!

Dee Bleakley, our wonderful host, spoke about his own experiences of setting up a business and the importance of having a growth mindset.

Janine Onyiuke spoke about her amazing business, BrowJam. Janine is the owner and CEO of Browjam an eyebrow brand that specialises in brow make up products, services and offers training in all the latest brow artistry techniques!

Zak Hegary, Manager of FoxLake Dundee stunned students about the exciting new business in Dundee. Foxlake Dundee is a new water sports facility, bringing wakeboarding into the heart of the city's waterfront.

After lunch, the students were split into groups to attend 3 workshops: Dundee & Angus College hosted an interactive workshop to encourage creative thinking to come up with new businesses for Dundee, Young Enterprise Scotland hosted a workshops about the importance of body language and Elevator hosted a workshop on networking and communication.

Thanks to Dundee & Angus College & Elevator for #MakingItHappen

  • 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
  • Disability Confident
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Good Fundraising
  • SCQF

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
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

Where to Find Us