New group to support enterprise efforts

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THE UK’s largest enterprise and education charity has appointed an advisory board to support its work in the North East.

The Young Enterprise board will help the regional team by highlighting the importance of enterprise skills to students and businesses.

Its chairman will be Alan Butland, of training company Promise Development.

Victoria Thompson, head of communications at the North East Business and Innovation Centre, at Wearsfield, Sunderland, has been named vice chairman.

Other appointees include Justin Turner, of web technology business Carrot Media, and Sue Kell, the 2011 Young Enterprise Business Adviser of the Year.

Area manager Bev Brown said: “The North East area board is made up a wide range of business people and educators.

“By tapping into their expertise, I am confident that we will be able to reach a wider audience and ensure more young people can gain access to enterprise skills.”