The National Enterprise Challenge are delighted to announce that Dragons Den Star Theo Paphitis has agreed to be the face of the 2014 Challenge. The deal will see Theo take on the role held last year by Lord Sugar and will also see his business, become the main sponsor.

Commenting on the deal the former Dragons Den star said “I am delighted to be getting involved with this year’s National Enterprise Challenge, which will also be sponsored by my business . It is vitally important that young people develop the skills they need to succeed in the world of work and The National Enterprise Challenge helps to develop young people’s skills in this area. I’m looking forward to working with the team this year.”

The challenge which in its first year was delivered to over 11,000 students is aiming to build on the first years success and commenting on the deal Director Michael Dyer said “We are delighted that Theo and have come on board for this year’s challenge. We are aiming to build on last year’s successful challenge and with more time and the structure now in place we are looking forward to visiting even more schools this year.”

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