The National Enterprise Challenge is delighted to be working with a number of sponsors to help deliver our mission of “equipping young people with the skills needed to for their future careers”.

We are thrilled to announce our challenge sponsors for 2020/21.  For the second year running our Key Stage 3 challenge is set by Air Products returning for the second year,  with our Key Stage 4 challenge set by NatWest.

Both challenges are available through our brand new platform #TILGVirtual.  To learn more about how the platform can work for you and your students, click here.

To log onto your #TILGVirtual account, click here.


Key Stage 3 Challenge set by Air Products

Working in teams, students must create a brand-new product that uses recycled Air Products cylinders and tanks. These cylinders and tanks have a working life of just 20 years. After this period, as a result of British regulations, these cylinders and tanks currently become redundant.

During the day, students will identify current environmental issues, before identifying a potential new use for the tanks and cylinders which could help to address one of these issues. Students will create a brand identity for their new product and will consider how they will market and sell their new product before pitching their ideas to the judging panel.

The challenge will help students to develop their STEM skills as well as promoting key skills such as problem solving, teamwork and communication.

Air Products said, “Air Products is proud to be sponsoring The National Enterprise Challenge for a second year. Inspiring the next generation is very important to Air Products, and by students taking part in the programme, which focuses on innovation and sustainability, it helps to increase their employability skills and supports schools to reach their Gatsby Benchmark targets”.

Key Stage 4 Challenge set by NatWest


Supported by Natwest’s Dream Bigger Programme, students will be challenged to create their own social enterprise to address a common issue affecting their daily life, their school, their family or their local community.

Working in teams, students will consider what it means to be entrepreneurial before considering what steps they could take to address to address the issues they have identified. Students will create their own social enterprise company, considering not only how their company would operate but also how they would market and promote their products or services to their target audience before pitching their business proposal to the judging panel.

The challenge will help students to develop their business and entrepreneurial skills as well as promoting key skills such as creativity, teamwork and communication.

Alison Rose, CEO NatWest Group said: “As the owner of the largest financial education and entrepreneurship programmes in the UK, NatWest Group is proud to set this year’s challenge for young people taking part in the National Enterprise Challenge.  It has been an extremely difficult year for young people across the UK, but through this year’s challenge there is an opportunity for them to reflect on how society can work, learn and collaborate for the better. We are looking forward to seeing the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas that this year’s participants display in response to the challenge, and I wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.”


How does it work?

For the past 10 years, The Inspirational Learning Group has been proud to travel the length and breadth of the UK, physically delivering and facilitating our challenge days to hundreds of schools with a dedicated delivery team. 

With the uncertain environment surrounding Covid-19, we quickly invested in our bespoke online delivery platform; “TILG Virtual”, knowing that education as we knew it was about to undergo significant change!

The platform allows online access to The National Enterprise Challenge for teachers to deliver in the classroom, or even permitting student access from home.

The challenges are delivered via studio-quality video presented by our Virtual Delivery team.  The videos can be accessed at any time of the day and can be used for drop-down days, PSHCE lessons and after-school clubs.

Do your pupils have what it takes to be crowned The National Enterprise Champions 2021?

Complete our online enquiry form here or call your dedicated account manager on 01785 550160 to learn more about the challenge.