Questions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer

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The Great British Entrepreneur Awards founder Francessca James met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask him questions about entrepreneurship, from entrepreneurs in our own community. 

Juliet Barrett, co-founder of Grenade asked, “Entrepreneurship is the way that this country’s economy will grow. We’ve seen it flourish during covid, when people saw opportunities in a tough time. So why aren’t we encouraging more school children to take risks and learn about business from business people, as opposed to outdated non-practical curriculums?”

The Chancellor responded, saying, “That makes an excellent point. And the team at Grenade - you know better than most because what a great success story. This is a really interesting point, actually, and it makes me think back to when I was at school and I started a small business with some of my friends selling these key chains that we made in the D.T, lab.

“I’m not sure actually what we do formally in the curriculum, that’s something I should go away and have a look at. I know there are great communities and charity organizations that did this, and still do it, like Young Enterprise. But I think making sure that we instil that culture of entrepreneurship in our young people is really important, and we should definitely think about how we can do that better” he continued. 

You can watch the full interview with the Chancellor of the Exchequer here.