University teams compete in Enactus UK national competition

A team from Nottingham Trent University joined the top 35 teams from across the UK at the Enactus UK National Competition, held at the Novotel, Hammersmith, London in April.

A team from Nottingham Trent University joined the top 35 teams from across the country at the Enactus UK National Competition in London in April.

The event brought together 800 university students, 50 academics, and over 300 business leaders.

The teams were competing for the title of Enactus UK National Champion. Showcasing their community outreach projects to business executives, the students were evaluated by how successfully they applied business concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve the quality of life of those in need.

The team from The Hive showcased two of their current projects;

Pro Ius is a pro-bono legal support service for the community of Netherfield in Nottingham which offers free legal advice drop-in clinics.

Venture provided support and training to a forces veteran of the war in Bosnia, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. They helped him develop a small car valeting business and gave him business skills to run the business successfully and, most importantly, independently.

The Hive team got through to the opening round of the finals, where they came up against extremely strong competition. Phil Clarke, Enterprise Adviser at The Hive said: "Although they did not make it through to the final stages the team performed magnificently and were a credit to themselves, to the rest of the Enactus NTU team and to the University."

Enactus is a worldwide organisation where students from universities around the globe develop and carry out projects aimed at empowering others and positively impacting upon others less fortunate through entrepreneurial action.

University teams compete in Enactus UK national competition

Published on 17 April 2014
  • Category: Business; The Hive

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