Employment & Skills

Westminster Enterprise Week 2017

Get Involved in Westminster Enterprise Week

Inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs

Westminster Enterprise Week is an official partner of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest entrepreneurship campaign.

More than half of young people in the UK aged 16 to 24 want to start their own business. To help them get their ideas off the ground, the council has launched an annual Westminster Enterprise Week to connect young people in Westminster to the world-class enterprise opportunities on their doorstep.


How you can get involved

Networking Lunch for Westminster Businesses

We welcome Westminster businesses to attend a networking lunch on Monday 13th November from 13:00 – 15:00. If you would like to attend please contact Momna Nasir.
Please note, the deadline for taking part in this year’s programme has passed, if you would like to be considered as a partner for next year please email the Business Unit.


Westminster Enterprise Week 2017

Please refer the calendar below to view this year’s impressive lineup of events.

If you know a young person who lives or is educated in Westminster between the ages of 16 – 24 and would like to attend the events please sign up here.

Date  Event  Event Partners
 Sunday 12th November  Marketing and Advertising  ERIC Festival
 Monday 13th November  Westminster Enterprise Week Launch Event  Bright Ideas Trust
 Enterprise Assembly  British Esports
 Tuesday 14th November  Somerset House Tour  Somerset House Trust
 Urban Land Challenge  Land  Securities
 Impact Hub Tour  Impact Hub Westminster
 Visual Effects Masterclass  Framestore
 Enterprise Assembly  NatWest
 Enterprise Assembly  Olga & Kay
 Enterprise Assembly  Mush+
Wednesday 15th November  Somerset House Tour  Somerset House Trust
 Social Hackathon  Ernst & Young
 I am a Social Entrepreneur  Bridging to the Future
 Women in Enterprise Panel  Vaudeville Theatre
 Skye Gyngell
 The Brand Inspiration Co.
 FinTech Circle Innovate
 Alpha Omega Group Consultancy
Thursday 16th November  Somerset House Tour  Somerset House Trust
 Talk & Tour of Great Western Studios  Great Western Studio
 Virgin Start-Up Enterprise Panel  Virgin
 How to Vlog  Play by Play
 Enterprise Assembly  Marley & Bone
Friday 17th November  Music & Creative Enterprise Tour  The Mill Co Project
 Self Confidence & Pitching  Kings College London
 Enterprise Assembly  Simone de Gale Architects
 Enterprise Assembly  Izzy Obeng


Previous events

The second Westminster Enterprise Week took place on 14 to 20 November 2016.

Over 2,800 students from Westminster’s schools and colleges participated in a packed programme of events, designed to inspire and promote enterprise in the heart of London.

Among the highlights were talks from successful entrepreneurs (including Tim Campbell and Margaret Mountford, known from the BBC’s The Apprentice), tours of Westminster’s enterprise spaces, business pitch competitions, and a wide range of hands-on workshops.


Thank you to the following organisations and individuals that gave up their time to inspire Westminster’s future entrepreneurs last year:

Bright Ideas Trust
Westminster Business Information Points
The Prince’s Trust
Impact Hub Westminster
Maida Hill Place
• #venture382
• Kieron Lewis
• Olga Kotovska
• Simone De Gale
• Jonna Tuomola
• Samuel Appiah
• Accenture
• City of Westminster College
• Westminster Kingsway College
FutureProof Foundation
Microsoft Lift
The Mill
Somerset House Trust
TrueStart Retail





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