Young Enterprise Northern Ireland

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland

Charity information

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland work with around 100,000 young people aged 5-25 each year to inspire a passion and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and employment.

Founded 1986

  • Mission statement

    Young Enterprise is building an interconnected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to succeed through enterprise.
    Through our programmes students get the experience of running a real business, and gain experience of the skills required. The students are supported by mentors from the local business community, with over 550 local companies providing us with over 1,000 business advisors each year. Strategically we partner with IOD, NICC, WIB, and EnterpriseNI amongst others, including Invest NI, to provide business volunteer support and role models to local young people interested in business start up.
    We are a company limited by guarantee with charitable status.
    The organization is over 25 years old and has significant experience in organising large scale student events that deliver strong results for those involved, including sponsors.
    The organisation has a strong brand in both the business and education sectors, and is recognized as a key element in promotion of entrepreneurship as a career amongst school age students. We have over In a UK wide study, it has been demonstrated that students that complete the YENI ‘Company’ programme are twice as likely to start their own business, and by the age of 30 will earn twice as much as their peers.

  • Aims

    Young Enterprise Northern Ireland aims to:

    • Entrepreneurship and interest in business start up.
    • Employability of young people.
    • Empowerment of young people to make career choices in future economy.
    • Increase in volunteer involvement.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1986

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 31

    Part time staff: 9

    Volunteers: 1200

    Phone number: 02890327003

    Address: Grove House 145-149 Donegall Pass Belfast BT7 1DT