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FEO Inspires Over 3,000 Young Entrepreneurs Through Masterclasses

Date: 14 May 2024

Author: FEO

For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO) proudly announces a significant milestone as over 3,000 school and college students participated in its renowned FEONxGen Masterclass Days between April 2020 and March 2024, with over 5,000 participants since the initiative's inception. This achievement underscores FEO's mission to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

FEO, the trusted voice of the private sector in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, is an independent and vibrant peer group comprising over 200 like-minded local entrepreneurs representing successful private-sector businesses across all sectors and sizes. Collectively, its members generate a turnover of more than £4 billion and employ 25,000 people. In 2021, FEO was honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

The primary objective of FEO is to help grow the local economy within Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. FEO's NxGen days, presented in schools and colleges by volunteering members, aim to inspire young people to look outside traditional employment routes, exploring self-employment as an exciting option that rewards hard work, resilience, and determination.

During these interactive sessions, students work in groups to develop business ideas. FEO members deliver short presentations focused on critical areas of business, including attitude, people, money, and marketing. The day culminates with student presentations in front of peers and FEO and the winning ideas and budding entrepreneurs receive prizes and certificates.

Angela Oldroyd, FEO Director and owner of The Promotion Company, leads the NxGen Subgroup. She comments, “Inspiring young people to take charge of their own destiny and become the employers of the future, FEO NxGen is dedicated to nurturing their entrepreneurial spirit, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and resilience needed to succeed. Through its FEONxGen Masterclass Days, FEO has successfully equipped thousands of aspiring young entrepreneurs with practical insights into setting up and running a business.”

FEO NxGen continues to expand its reach and impact in local schools and colleges, fostering a culture of entrepreneurship to thrive, innovate, and lead the region.

To learn more about this unique insight into entrepreneurship, please contact or follow FEO on social media @FEOHull.

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When it comes to the future of the private sector, inspiring the next generation is crucial. FEOs NxGen events are presented to students in local schools and colleges by successful entrepreneur role models.

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