Apprentice star encourages budding entrepreneurs

Apprentice star encourages budding entrepreneurs

Adam Corbally, former 'The Apprentice' star and businessman, has fired up students entrepreneurial spirit with a Dragon's Den style workshop at Tameside College.

The enterprise day began with Adam delivering an inspirational speech to students about his life and how he went from being a young person with no qualifications to one of the most successful businessmen in the north-west.

The students then split into groups and were tasked to ‘create a business in a day’ which involved coming up with a business idea, marketing strategy and presentation which would be presented to Adam and two other judges at the end of the session.

The idea behind the ‘enterprise day’ which was organised by Greater Manchester Higher, is to encourage young people to become entrepreneurs and how gaining qualifications and going to university can benefit them.

Adam said: “This is one of the most enthusiastic groups I have worked with so it’s been great. The idea behind the project is to encourage as many young people, especially those from less well-off backgrounds to literally ‘aim higher’ and think that they can do more in life. I have really enjoyed the day and I hope they get something out of it.”

Kyle Spinks, GM Higher Adviser, said: “Greater Manchester Higher want to encourage more young people to think about their options when they leave college and Adam has really helped to bring that idea to the front of their minds. Hopefully we will be able to hold more fun workshops like this in the future.”