Budding businessmen

I AM calling on any budding entrepreneurs, aged 16-25, who are studying (or indeed has studied) at any FE or sixth form college in your area.

Together with the Edge Foundation and the Gazelle Group of Colleges, we are supporting the Edge Challenge. This is the opportunity for a young person to win £3,000 towards starting up his/her own business, together with the help of a top mentor for six months. Also up for grabs are second and third prizes of £1,250 and £750, as well as a new Team Prize of £5,000 for a group of up to five people to get their business off the ground.

Closing date for entries is September 26, so plenty of time to get your plans in. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to come and pitch their idea to a panel in London.

So, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity and get those innovative business plans in ASAP. Applications forms can be found at www.edge.co.uk/edgechallenge

Peter Jones CBE

Founder of the Peter Jones Foundation