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Launch Event Saturday 21 September

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the YE Launch event at RBS Gogar on Saturday 21 September.
A copy of the Day Plan showing everything that’s going to be happening is available on the Training page of the Lothian website. Could you please print out a copy to give to your teams and encourage them to read it carefully.
They should consider which workshops they plan to attend and when, all are repeated on the day and they need to attend as many as possible, ideally all. Splitting up is the only way to achieve this! Some advance thinking will allow them to book spaces as soon as they arrive. 
Can you also please ask your teams to register at the event by Wednesday of this week to give us time to arrange the catering (we don’t want to waste food)  and print security passes to speed up entry. Also remember to register a ticket in your own name.
Please encourage as many students to attend as possible. We now know the number of teams taking part and we can accommodate more than 4 students per team. A lot of work goes into organising the day, all by volunteers in the Lothian team and all for the benefit of the students. I’m not sure many of the students realise this!
A link to Eventbrite is here
Looking forward to a great day with you and your teams.

Car parking at RBS – please follow the signs to the visitors car park as this is the only car park that will have the barriers up to allow you to park.

Many thanks

Company Programme Registration is now Open

The Company Programme registration of teams is now open. Please see here.


Thank you for registering a Young Enterprise student company in the Company Programme. Please verify that you are registering for the correct programme and have all of the following information prior to continuing with this registration. Please note that you can halt the registration and come back at a later time should you need to. You will be given a username and return code to use if you do this. You will require the following information available in order to register the team.

Centre name/numberCentre Lead name

Centre Lead email address

A suitable number of students

Student details (First name, Surname, Email address (optional), DOB, Gender, Ethnicity, Year of Study)

Volunteer VR number

The VR number will only be accepted if the volunteer has a current DBS check and has completed safeguarding training. 

Training Day – Saturday 21st September

The Lothian Area training day will be held at RBS Gogarburn on Saturday 21st September. Please can you complete the registration form on the following Eventbrite invitation link here.

The event is open to all Students, Link Teachers and Business Advisers and you will be able to attend various workshops throughout the day and gain as much knowledge that you can about “How to Run a Business”.

Any problems please email the Lothian team on

Super news

The Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Company Programme has taken a major step forward with news that all young entrepreneurs enrolled during 2019-20 will, have the opportunity to gain a qualification at the same SCQF level as a Higher. 

The secondary schools programme now sites as SCQF Level 6 with between 26-30 Credit Points, meaning that students’ hard work and entrepreneurial drive will be even more easily recognised by future education providers and employers. 

This credit rating a Level 6 is a game changer for young people and schools. The programme is aimed at every young person and is accessible to young people who perhaps aren’t likely to gain traditional, academic qualifications. 

Charity donations

The Lothian team are all vounteers and help to run the Young Enterprise Company Programme with monetary donations from all locations. Lothian Young Enterprise is a charity.

We changed the format and have received various excellent comments about the training, which was held for the second time on a Saturday and at the RBS Gogarburn, this is very expensive and depletes our funds, hence we are asking if any of this year’s teams would make a charitable donation to the Lothian Young Enterprise programme.

No matter how small the amount all monies received will go towards next year’s (2018-2019) Company Programme.  

The Lothian Young Enterprise bank account details are below – 
Sort code : 83-44-00  
Account number : 10822623

Please give your company name in the notes field so that the Lothian team can acknowledge receipt of your donation. Many thanks in advance.