Christmas Market – Saturday 1st December update

The Christmas Market is now less than 2 weeks away and completed entry forms are to be emailed to lothian@yes.org.uk  by Friday 16th November. Please note that there are a limited number of 6ft tables available and these will be issued on a first come basis. All details are available – 

https://www.lothianyes.com/events/christmas-market/

Nineteen entry forms have already been received.
NB – All 6ft table have now been allocated. 
 
Your chance to really show off your products
You will be selling to friends and family, make sure you promote the market in school and at home, and to the general public – anyone can walk in. With lots of companies competing for business, not only is this your chance to sell, but judges will also be awarding prizes for the best display stand, best business idea and best sales & marketing.
 
It’s a super day and your first chance to see the competition. The more you put into the day the more you’ll get out of it! Remember to tell as many people as you can to come to the market and see your stall. Good luck to everyone!
 
Business Advisers, Link Teachers and Friends
Please come along and support the YE businesses. You’ll be amazed and impressed at the products and services on offer, you can chat with our young entrepreneurs about their business, buy their products and find out more about Young Enterprise. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 1st December.
 

YE Young Entrepreneurs – DO NOT CONTACT

We wanted to let you know that a group called YE Young Entrepreneurs have been making contact directly with some YE student companies and requesting to set up What¿s App groups and Skype meetings. Young Entrepreneurs are not part of Young Enterprise or connected to Young Enterprise in any way. We are following up with Young Entrepreneurs to request they do not contact YE student companies. In the meantime please do not reply if they make contact with you or your student company. Please do let us know if they contact you or your Young Enterprise team directly by emailing info@y-e.org.uk.

YE Market Place launch – 5th November

Market Place will launch to the public week commencing 5th November!

YE Market Place is a bespoke online sales platform available exclusively for Young Enterprise student companies from Company, Team and Start Up programmes across England, Wales & Scotland.  The only approved way for YE Student companies to sell online and to be covered by Young Enterprise’s £10m insurance is through YE Market Place.

Please note: YE student companies are not permitted to use alternative electronic payment such as PayPal, CashFlows or a card machine. YE student companies are not permitted to use any other online sales platforms including eBay or Amazon that require individuals to be aged over 18 to register.

If your student companies want to be ready for launch, they have 3 weeks to register and start preparing their online stores!

Please note: The site will be mobile responsive for launch, but currently can only be accessed by a desktop or laptop whilst setting up.  Student companies will be able to continue to register and open their online stores on Market Place after the launch date.

Stage 1: Getting ready

Before setting up on Market Place all student companies must have completed following:

  • submitted in advance a Product Approval form for product/service and receive authorisation from local YE Area Manager
  • successfully opened HSBC Student Company Bank Account
  • read the guidance on YE Online under the ‘YE Market Place’ section

Stage 2: Set up your Store

To gain access to Market Place and to be able to open their online store to the public student companies must:

What are the benefits for my student company?

  • create an online store for your YE student company and include promotional photos and videos
  • opportunity to sell products direct to the public across England, Scotland & Wales to increase your sales and expand your range
  • your student company could win cash prizes by taking part in YE organised competitions and online trade fairs
  • Opportunity to develop an online presence and engage with customers digitally

What are you waiting for?!     www.ye-marketplace.org.uk

Christmas Market poster – winning entry Hoops

The winning entry for this year’s Christmas Market poster competition is Hoops from St George’s School for Girls. The winning poster can be downloaded and printed from the link below. 

Please see poster here  – 
https://www.lothianyes.com/events/christmas-market/

Many thanks to the other 4 teams that entered the competition. The judges were really pleased with the high quality of the entries, however there can only be one winner. 

Company Programme registration is now Open

Please note that the Registration for Company Programme is now open for all Scottish Schools. 

Please go to – https://yeonline.y-e.org.uk/ then “Register a Company” then choose Company Programme from the drop down list. This takes you to further information that you will require before registration can be completed. 

BEFORE YOU START

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.

The VR number will only be accepted if the volunteer has a current DBS check and has completed safeguarding training. If you are unsure, please contact your local YE Area Manager for confirmation – 

Centre lead name
Centre Lead email address
A suitable number of students
Students details (First name, Surname, Email address (optional), DOB, Gender, Ethnicity, Year of Study
Volunteer VR number

Complete the other following questions to complete the registration process.  

Any questions please email –  lothian@yes.org.uk.