HERE BE DRAGONS: Schools across the area are being encouraged to promote entrepreneurship among pupils as part of a competition launched in Stoke-on-Trent.

Former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis was in the city to kick off The National Enterprise Challenge, organised by Stoke-based Youth Enterprise.

The event, which is also being supported by Alton Towers, Staffordshire University and exam board OCR, will see schools across the UK take part in one of two real-life business challenges.

Over the last two events, community interest company Youth Enterprise has worked with more than 30,000 students.

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Another 30,000 are expected to take part in the latest challenge.

Mr Paphitis said: “This project is very direct, it’s a clear process and people can understand it.

“You need passion and enthusiasm to be successful and that’s what this is all about.”

Theo is pictured at the event and also below with Michael Dyer, chief executive of Youth Enterprise, left, and Ben Dyer, managing director of Youth Enterprise.

michael, theo & ben

Source; The Sentinel

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