Young Enterprise  - What is it?

The Young Enterprise (YE) scheme is a charity which enables young people, coming towards the end of their school careers, to develop their skills and attitude through setting up and managing their own business.

A group of pupils decides to be part of the YE programme, and forms a business. The pupils have to decide on the purpose of the business. It could be a commercial one, to build and sell products, or it could be a charity. Selecting the purpose of the business is one of the early challenges the team faces. Within a few specific exclusions and guidelines, pupils can setup a business to do something out of a wide variety of potential options.

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As part of our work for Anglian Water Services (AWS), Mark recently attended the SWAN Conference in London. SWAN (the Smart Water Networks Forum) is a worldwide industry forum promoting the use of data technologies in water networks, making them smarter, more efficient and more sustainable. The conference was well attended with around 200 delegates from organisations including companies in the water and smart water space, water companies from the UK and abroad, consultants, and researchers from academia working in the water sector. You can see highlights of the conference, who spoke, and their slides on the SWAN website.

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On 17th February, we attended a presentation on the smart meter rollout in the UK. In particular, the talk focused on the technology used for the communications between the end-point meters and the central computer systems.

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I’ve been involved this month in surveying a group of people to gather their opinion on a regular networking event, on behalf of the organiser of that event.

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In February, Mark attended the 16th IoT Guildford meetup. The meeting was held at in Woking, a collaborative workspace available to small businesses, freelancers, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Amongst the speakers were Stuart Black of BrainTrain UK and Geoff McCormick of Alloy.

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