By Daniel Hunter
A group of enterprising teenagers enjoyed a visit to Parliament today (Wednesday) with Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk. The team from St George’s school in Blackpool won the Premier League’s Enterprise Challenge.
The team had to come up with an idea to enhance the match day experience of supporters at a Premier League football match. Their winning entry was the creation of an interactive app of the match day programme.
“I was delighted to invite the winners from Blackpool to Parliament so they could share their experiences with me and get a feel for the work Government is doing to help young people get involved in enterprise across the country," Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk said.
"We want to make the UK the best place in the world to do business which is why it is vital to inspire young people and help them realise their business ambitions.
“It’s great to see the Premier League supporting our entrepreneurs of the future through the Enterprise Challenge. By giving young people the chance to test out their creative ideas and learn about the world of business, they can see how rewarding starting their own business can be. The inspiration of the next generation of entrepreneurs is vital to the whole country's long-term economic success.”
As part of the prize the team visited Tottenham Hotspur FC during Global Entrepreneurship week in November. Today they went to the Premier League headquarters where they met Chief Executive Richard Scudamore, before visiting Parliament and meeting Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk.
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