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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passes

By |2022-09-09T17:31:50+01:00September 9th, 2022|GEN UK|

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.  Last year we were grateful to receive her supported for our first Commonwealth Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit sending best wishes for success to our speakers and delegates. The whole nation will miss you and our country mourns the loss of someone [...]

Counting down to Global Entrepreneurship Week

By |2022-09-06T18:26:44+01:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Just 10 weeks until the 15th Anniversary of the World's largest celebration of Entrepreneurship, GEW UK 2022. GEN UK has a vibrant programme of activities 14-20 November and already our launch event on Monday 14th, hosted by NatWest Group is booking fast. This year our theme is Grow With Purpose and you can find events and [...]

Restart is now supporting 30 Ukrainian businesses

By |2022-08-04T18:44:04+01:00August 4th, 2022|Education, Funding, mentorship, Social entrepreneurship, Training, womenentrepreneurs|

The Restart Ukraine programme is now live and supporting 30 Ukrainian female founders as part of the first cohort. Each is paired with a personal coach and together they identify the specialist mentors and business advisors they need to rebuild their businesses in the UK. In the coming weeks we will be sharing stories from our [...]

GEN UK welcomes Royston Guest as Director Channel Islands

By |2022-05-26T12:52:32+01:00May 26th, 2022|Education, GEN UK, GEW|

Royston Guest, CEO of Pathways Global, has been appointed first GEN UK Director, Channel Islands. An entrepreneur at heart, Royston sold his first business after just 3 years. Since then, he’s built multiple businesses and works with a portfolio of fast growth businesses across diverse sectors. Royston is the CEO of Pathways Global, a fast growth [...]

Gareth Jones appointed National Director Wales

By |2022-05-25T11:05:09+01:00May 25th, 2022|Education, GEC, GEN UK, GEW|

Gareth Jones, founder of coworking network and small business specialists Town Square Spaces Ltd (TownSq), has been named as new National Director for Wales. Based out of Cardiff, south Wales, Gareth has more than a decade of experience helping other entrepreneurs start and grow enterprises. Through TownSq’s growing network, he has directly  worked with over 3,000 startups. [...]

GEN UK welcomes inclusion advocate, Jacqueline Winstanley

By |2022-05-17T19:50:46+01:00May 17th, 2022|GEN UK, gender equality, mentorship, policy, Research, Social entrepreneurship, womenentrepreneurs|

Jacqueline Winstanley has been appointed to the GEN UK board. A thought leader in the reduction of global inequalities, Jacqueline’s work is recognised as good practice in the UK and internationally. She is a global humanitarian, innovator, Founder CEO of Universal Inclusion, and The Inclusive Entrepreneur Network. Jacqueline has influenced significant changes in government policy in the UK and [...]

Start and Scale Strategist joins GEN UK

By |2022-05-17T19:37:35+01:00May 17th, 2022|GEN UK, gender equality, mentorship, womenentrepreneurs|

Startup growth expert Babita Devi has joined the GEN UK Board as a Non-Executive Director. Marc Ortmans, Chair of GEN UK, commented: “Babita is an exceptional talent when it comes to marketing and strategy. Her diverse experience across sectors and expertise in start and scale growth makes her an invaluable and exciting addition to the GEN UK [...]

GEN UK adds Rural Entrepreneurship champion

By |2022-04-11T18:21:25+01:00April 11th, 2022|GEN UK, womenentrepreneurs|

Shirley Palmer is joining the GEN UK team as Ambassador Rural Entrepreneurship. Shirley said, “I feel very honoured and privileged to represent and support GEN UK as the Ambassador for Rural Entrepreneurship. It is imperative that we help recognise the potential of rural and local entrepreneurs who will support their families, customers, and communities whilst helping [...]

Listen to review of GEC 2022 on Bloomsbury Radio

By |2022-04-11T18:09:51+01:00April 4th, 2022|Education, EWC, Funding, GEC, GEN UK, gender equality, mentorship, net zero, policy, Research, womenentrepreneurs|

Last week several thousand entrepreneurship support organisations, entrepreneurs, investors, ministers and policymakers convened at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Riyadh. Join us for a GEC Special edition of the Business Show with GEN UK Ambassador, Arif Zaman on Bloomsbury Radio. Guests include Jerry Allen, Oli Barrett, Fabio Bianchi, Peter Cowley, Julian Dingli, Moni Jefferson and Steven Rodriguez. [...]

Jerry Allen joins GEN UK as National Director, England

By |2022-03-18T13:12:52+00:00March 18th, 2022|Education, GEN UK|

We love mavericks and are delighted to announce that Jerry Allen is joining the GEN UK team as National Director England. Jerry spans the academic and commercial worlds as an entrepreneur and Director for Entrepreneurship at UCL. After 25 years of research and starting 7 businesses, he has experienced the hard way many of the pitfalls [...]

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