Video and January training

Video, reports, presentations and more…

There are two important dates to add to your diary.

Monday 15th January 2018
Training Evening, St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh. Registration is from 4.45pm and the event starts at 5.45pm. We expect to finish at 7.30pm. 
All financial directors must attend with up to three other directors from each team. There will be a dedicated financial training session to help you prepare your end of year accounts and an open session with experts on hand to answer any questions. You will learn more about your presentations, interviews, reports and exam (if you want to sit it), key dates in 2018 and how to make sure you give yourself the best chance to win an award at the awards night in March.

Friday 19 January 2018 – Video deadline 
Email your video to including the name of your school, your business name and the MD’s name.

It’s time to prepare your 2 minute video. The video will be seen by the judges and will be used along with your reports and interviews to help decide the award winners. And there are lots of awards to be won. Remember the video is there to show the ‘personality’ of your business. Use it to showcase your business, what you are doing, how you are doing it, laughs, tears, events, individual directors who have excelled, whatever you think will help our judges get a better understanding of your business and its best directors. Don’t leave it until the last minute. The video is only 2 minutes long – longer videos will be excluded, and it will not take long to produce. Do it over the Christmas holidays and remember you can make it on your phone, no fancy camera’s needed. Do not miss the deadline. 

Training day – held on the 23rd September 2017

Young Enterprise –  Can you run a business? was a full day of business activities and learning for students and teachers alike, arranged by Lothian Young Enterprise and jointly hosted with RBS. The event took place at the RBS HQ at Gogar and included workshops on building your team, fundraising, selling, building a brand, business ideas and many more, plus guest speakers and entrepreneurs talking about their business experiences and and small businesses exhibiting their ideas and products to illustrate how diverse business can be.

Please download the presentations that were given at the various workshops below:-

Nick Fannin Idea Session for YES @ Gogarburn
Sarah Baxter Presentation RBS 2309171
Heather McGregor 5 Things I Did That Made My Company Successful – RBS Gogarburn 23.09.17
Lean Startup_SYE_Edinburgh_Clare
Christmas Market info 2017
Awards night presentations – hints and tips
Awards night presentations – Cheat Sheet

Students were able to meet the programme judges and find out what they are really looking for from the business of the year. You will meet other schools – the competition – and speak to last year’s winners to discover their winning formula. 

Don’t miss it!
We hope to see all link teachers or their representative attend along with as many students as possible who would like to be part of the Young Enterprise programme. This is a unique event with opportunities to network with some of the best young business people in Scotland and not to be missed.
We have more schools taking part than ever before, making the 2017 challenge all the more competitive and the day aims to give students a level playing field and the best start possible to the competition so don’t miss it!