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Grow with Purpose – the big theme for GEW UK 2022

By |2022-11-24T12:12:25+00:00November 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrated its 15th anniversary this year across 200 countries. In the UK hundreds of events took place across the country and online via the GEN UK HUB. The big theme was Grow with Purpose focusing on the why and how entrepreneurs can make an impact. GEW UK 2022 launched at the NatWest conference [...]

GEW focuses on sustainability and innovation at COP27

By |2022-11-18T01:07:38+00:00November 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This is Global Entrepreneurship Week and tomorrow our theme is Sustainability and Innovation.  As part of the lineup we are hosting the second Startup Planet conference focusing on green and blue entrepreneurs from around the world and COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh.  All sessions are available on demand at gewuk.org   To mark the event we [...]

Counting down to GEW on the road to COP27

By |2022-11-13T17:53:05+00:00November 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

As we approach Global Entrepreneurship Week, we have driven two Startup Planet electric cars on an envirodrive from Glasgow, home of COP26, to Sharm El Sheikh. Envirorally’s Clara Stone completed over 3,000 miles across 11 countries in 2 legs. En route she visited sustainability and innovation hubs, was welcomed by embassies, and received the kindness of [...]

Driving the Net Zero road to COP27

By |2022-10-27T09:16:20+01:00October 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Our countdown to GEW UK 2022 starts today. As part of GEW UK this year we are presenting Startup Planet will host the big conversation between entrepreneurs and policy makers to fast-track progress towards Net Zero. Started in Glasgow during COP26, we are back for COP27 driving the road from Glasgow to Sharm El Sheikh in [...]

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 [...]

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