Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is your chance to set up and run a legally trading business with other students.

Success Stories

Choose your role from a range including managing director, finance director, sales director and more. You will find out what it is really like to be an entrepreneur.  Our Young Enterprise groups have gone from strength to strength at Cirencester and in the last 3 years and been recognised both nationally and internationally for their enterprising ideas and innovation.

2013 Swapplications Gloucestershire Finals – Winners

South West Regional Finals – Winners plus additional awards for Best Financial Management and Best Innovation

National Finals – Best Production Winners (£500)

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runners up Young Business People of the Year

Grow Gloucestershire Business Awards – Winners Young Business People of the Year

2014 WeCharge Gloucestershire Area Finals – Winners Best Service, Winners Sales and Marketing,
top 3 in six award  categories
Tagvertise Cirencester Chamber of Commerce – Winners Innovation

Gloucestershire Area Finals – Commendation for Innovation

2015 Gadget Gurus Gloucestershire Finals – Runners up overall (by 1 point only) and runners up in 5 of 7 award categories
Alpha Gloucestershire Area Finals – 3rd place Trade Stand
Just In Case Gloucestershire Area Finals – Commendation for Sales Pitch
SoberDrive Gloucestershire Area Finals – Winners Product Development, Winners Sales Pitch, 2nd place Innovation and Entrepreneurship

UK Hyundai SFF National Finals – Winners

JAYE SFF Hyundai European Finals – overall winners

JAYE SFF Hyundai European Finals Audience Award – Winners

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runners up Innovation

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runner up Young Person of the Year

Callum Coles Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runner up Young Business Person
of the Year

Enterprise Society

Cirencester College is committed to providing students with an opportunity to enrich their education. In 2014, Cirencester students launched their own Enterprise Society. Under the guidance of our Innovation and Enterprise Manager Hannah Clark, these students have proved that given the opportunity there really is no limit or restriction on how much they can achieve.

TIES, was set up with the purpose of providing students who wish to start their own businesses either now or in the future or who already have a business opportunity to network with established local entrepreneurs and attend guru lectures from people who have ‘been there and done it’.

TIES have put on several excellent enterprise and innovation opportunities including:

Collaborating with the Royal Agricultural University on a world record attempt for Speed Networking.

Attending an Innovation Forum at Mitsubishi Motors supported by the Cirencester Growth Hub.

Networking with 29 local business people and entrepreneurs to hear their stories and share ideas.

Rebranding and re-launching the College sweet shop as Caddy’s Candy Shop with ‘Made in Chelsea’ star, and owner of Candy Kittens, Jamie Laing.

This year TIES will be continuing to work with our Young Enterprise students as mentors, as well as building links with the Enterprise Society at the Royal Agricultural University and our local schools.