The Nottingham Building Society is investing in the next generation of business leaders with a donation to support students across the region through financial education charity Young Enterprise.
The Nottingham have been supporting the charity’s flagship ‘Company Programme’ since 2015 which sees students set up and run a real business for a year under the watchful eye of a volunteer ‘Business Adviser’.
Around 350 students benefitted from the programme across 20 schools directly funded by The Nottingham. Last week, the Society met with the area board and volunteers at its new office on Fulforth Street to mark the end of end of the academic year and confirm their support for September with a £10,000 donation to support further schools next year.
The Nottingham’s Chief Executive David Marlow recently judged at the charity’s East Midlands ‘Company of the Year’ competition where Southwell Minster School went on to London to represent the East Midlands at the national stage of the competition.
He said: “Nottingham Building Society has a long history of actively supporting local communities. We firmly believe in helping people become more employable, providing skills and training to improve prospects.
“We’re excited to be working with Young Enterprise to inspire young people in Nottinghamshire and helping them to develop the skills they need for a successful future.
“We believe it is a great initiative which a number of us here, including me, have benefited from back in our school and college days!”
Area Manager for Young Enterprise Steve Arscott added: “We are always grateful to businesses like The Nottingham for their support.
“Since 2015, The Nottingham has donated £23,000 and hundreds of hours of volunteering. Unemployment amongst young people aged 16 – 24 is improving but support from businesses like The Nottingham is vital to help the next generation of leaders.”