May 05, 2009

Tata supports launch of national organisation to stimulate university enterprise

London: Tata Limited has supported the launch of a national organisation to support young entrepreneurs and stimulate university enterprise.

On May 2nd and 3rd, enterprise society leaders from 40 universities across the UK convened for the official launch of the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE), an organisation  hoping to drive the growth of entrepreneurship across the country. Delegates participated in a training weekend aimed at giving them the skills necessary to make a significant impact promoting entrepreneurship at their universities.

As a founding sponsor, Tata played a crucial role in facilitating the event. Several representatives from Corus (Tata Steel) participated in the weekend of workshops, discussions and keynote speeches by nationally renowned entrepreneurs and commentators such as Levi Roots (founder of Reggae Reggae Sauce and musician) and Mike Southon (FT columnist, serial entrepreneur and co-author of The Beermat Entrepreneur series of books).  Louisa Porter, Corus manager, graduate resourcing, led a session on the theme of event management. Delegates gathered for dinner on the 2nd at Tata’s 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj’s flagship property in the UK.

Victoria Lennox, NACUE’s founder, said, “University enterprise societies have the capacity to be incredible catalysts for enterprise and innovation by directly engaging and bringing together entrepreneurial students across all disciplines and degrees within a university. NACUE will be a driving force for educating, empowering and connecting enterprising students to drive the entrepreneurial movement in the UK. Its contagious entrepreneurial spirit and network creates an enabling ecosystem for student enterprise across the country and we are extremely grateful for Tata’s support in making this a reality”.