Peter Jones, Gordon Brown and Martha Lane Fox support Enterprise Week

Enterprise Week is a national celebration of enterprise. All across the UK, thousands of activities will be taking place between the 17th-23rd of November to help inspire and support young people into business. “If we can get down to the grass roots, we can see how business will change over the long term,” says Peter Jones.

The programme is organised by Make Your Mark, the enterprise campaign founded by the British Chambers of Commerce, the CBI, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors and is endorsed by Gordon Brown: “Together we can encourage young people to realise and unlock their talents so that their potential is reached to the full.”

Last year, over half a million people took part in Enterprise Week, and this year, it’s only going to get bigger – Enterprise Week is going global.

This year marks the launch of the first-ever Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international celebration of enterprise, led by the UK and US. It will run in more than 75 countries and inspire millions of people across the globe to unleash enterprising ideas that make a profit and address society’s biggest issues, from poverty reduction to climate change.

Global Entrepreneurship Week in the UK also provides a hook for looking at how businesses here are working with their counterparts overseas, crucial in the current economic climate. The aim: to make the UK the world’s leading enterprise economy.

To check out the programme of events and make your mark, visit

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