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Key business leaders focus on enterprise for global event launch




A charity kick-started an array of activities for the Global Enterprise week launch last Friday.

GeeWizz charity provides specialist equipment to children and young adults up to the age of 21 living with life threatening conditions.

The launch of Global Enterprise Week was hosted at West Suffolk College and saw students demonstrate entrepreneurial business skills.

Global Enterprise Launch event at West Suffolk College. Pictured: PICTURE: Mecha Morton.
Global Enterprise Launch event at West Suffolk College. Pictured: PICTURE: Mecha Morton.

The launch included a panel of high profile business guests from around the area who answered questions fired at them by students at the college.

Topics discussed in the question and answer included Brexit, enterprise and modern workplace.

Gina Long, founder of GeeWizz opened the event and took the place of key speaker as Jo Churchill MP was unable to attend due to being in Westminster.

Mrs Long said: “As an ambassador and mentor of West Suffolk College, I am very proud to be working with them to once again bring together students and prominent business leaders.”

Members of the panel included, Dom South, marketing director of Greene King, Andrew Speed, managing director of St Edmundsbury Financial Services, Edward O’Rourke, partner at Ashtons Legal, as well as other business leaders.

Questions from students included, ‘what effect has technology had on your field?’ and ‘what difficulties have you faced throughout your career and how have you overcome them?’

Global Enterprise week is an international initiative, which takes place in 125 different countries.