CAVC’s award-winning ‘Start-up Gus’ is back to help learners set up their own businesses during Global Entrepreneurship Week

13 Nov 2020

Cardiff and Vale College Enterprise Officer Angus Phillips has won an award for his work to encourage young people to set up their own business - now he has organised a series of ‘start-up’ events for Global Entrepreneurship Week (16th-20th November).

Angus, aka ‘Start-up Gus’, has won a National Enterprise Educator Award for his work on the Summer Start-up Week. This nation-wide initiative saw all 23 Welsh Further and Higher Education institutions collaborate to address the need to support and enable early stage businesses during a pandemic.

“It was an absolute honour to win an award at National Enterprise Educator Awards, alongside all other Welsh FE and HE institutions,” Angus said. “It’s been inspiring to see other Enterprise Champions and adapt to the difficult circumstances and manage to create such a supportive learning experience online.

“The fact that the event sold out during a global pandemic has proved the drive for entrepreneurship within our learners and has shown just how vital entrepreneurship is to education, providing students with the building blocks to build a better future for us all.”

This week (16th-20th November) is Global Entrepreneurship Week and Angus has set up a series of online activities to help support that drive for entrepreneurship among CAVC students.

In ‘Meet the Boss’, Angus can arrange for students to meet online with people who have successfully set up their own businesses. There will also be virtual online start-up workshops.

These feature a Developing Ideas and Market Research workshop and a Finding Finance and Business Planning workshop. Students who are interested can book places via the Student Portal.

Free online advice from a professional Business Adviser will be available all day on Friday 20th November, and a Wales Student Market will drive traffic towards students’ e-commerce websites.

If you are a CAVC student and would like more information about Global Enterprise Week, you can find contact details for Angus on the Student Portal..