Media Release: Personal development top of agenda for enterprising entrepreneurs

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THINKING creatively and having the ability to utilise key skills in a team setting is one of the most crucial aspects of achieving success in a business environment.

Young entrepreneurs participated in a special event to discover the importance their personal development out of their normal comfort zone recently.

Leading Scottish business support organisation, Enterprise North East Trust (Enterprise), hosted a special team and leadership building challenge weekend in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, to teach entrepreneurial youngsters essential skills to help them succeed in the world of work, with an emphasis on running their own business.

The Challenge Weekend, targeted youngsters aged between 18-27, from Grampian and Tayside, who either already run their own business or showed some entrepreneurial interest or flair for future business development.

The experiential event, featuring a series of challenges based on the business world, is designed to push each participant out of their physical and mental comfort zone.

Enterprise staff, including the chief executive, directors, project managers and business advisors, were on hand during the weekend to offer participants a wealth of business experience, guidance and advice.

Challenges featured a mixture of outdoor activities combined with boardroom tasks, including everything from building boats to oil rigs, writing and presenting business plans, and having group discussions to share ideas.

Gary McEwan, chief executive of Enterprise, said: “Personal development and teamwork is incredibly important for increasing creativity in the workplace, improving the quality of work, and also fostering healthy and productive employee relationships.

“The weekend was a fantastic opportunity for like minded young entrepreneurs to meet and discuss their business futures and current plans, and many of the group surprised themselves with how much they had achieved over the weekend.

“They really overcame some personal obstacles that they didn’t think possible, but when put in the situation and encouraged by their team, they went beyond their own expectations.

“Enterprise believes that being an entrepreneur is more than just running a business, it’s about giving something back by being part of a community and making a positive difference.

“The Challenge Weekend is one of a number of activities that enable us to give something back and recognise the achievements of others.”

A number of Challenge weekend events will be held in Grampian and Tayside to provide the participants with an opportunity to network with like-minded young entrepreneurs.

Enterprise is a leading Scottish business support and development organisation, committed to assisting and developing entrepreneurs of any age.

The company currently has 17 business centres in Grampian in Tayside, and delivers a range of services and initiatives to encourage employability and entrepreneurship.

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