Businessman urges entrepreneurs to join government backed schemes


Davies recently visited his old school, Beechwood Park School in Hertfordshire and delivered a two-hour talk to 36 14-year-old students.

During the two hours, the children learned about Will Davies’s background, how he set up his business and then discussed his secrets towards enterprise success.

The scheme focuses on teaching children basic entrepreneurship skills, including making the children present a business proposal similar to the popular bc show Dragons Den.

Davies, who started property maintenance firm with friend Nick Bizley ten years ago, says that entrepreneurs are ‘getting younger and younger’ and believes that successful businessmen and women should go out and inspire pupils at their former schools.

“Entrepreneurs4Schools is a fantastic scheme and children get a huge amount from it,” said Davies. “The business ideas the kids came up with and the passion they showed in their work was fantastic. They were totally absorbed and motivated”.

Entrepreneurs4Schools is a programme backed by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP. It aims to encourage entrepreneurs to visit their former schools and talk about starting an enterprise.

Its official launch takes place in September 2015 after UK schools return from summer holidays, as part of  Britain’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Week.