Author Archives: Robert Ashton

New event – October Enterprise Forum (12.10.12)

We all talk about young people and how prepared they are for work, but when did you last visit a school? Here is your opportunity to see for yourself how education is changing. Meet some enterprising young people. Hear about … Continue reading

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Thanks from General The Lord Dannatt and Help for Heroes

In the past The Norfolk Way have made bucket collections at our Forums and Bursary events with donations going to Help for Heroes. We were pleased to be able to make a donation of nearly £200 from generous supporters of … Continue reading

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An update from Jack – one of our bursary winners

I am pleased to inform you that on Sunday 11th March I successfully completed the final section of the CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor Course and am now qualified. Daniel is emailing confirmation of this for my portfolio, as certificates … Continue reading

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Enterprise Forum

What succeeds in Norfolk can be surprising. Despite outwardly appearing an isolated rural backwater, it’s also a place where achieving what looks impossible can be easier to do than you might think. Who’d have imagined that a chef from the … Continue reading

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March 2012 Enterprise Forum

We saw a crowd of 60 Norfolk entrepreneurs gather at the stunningly converted Houghton Barn, in South Pickenham for our latest Forum. Thanks to all the speakers and attendees who came and showed their support for The Norfolk Way. Thursday … Continue reading

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Support for The Norfolk Way in Parliament!

First published February 6 2012 On Friday 3rd Feb George Freeman MP welcomed the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 Feb 2012) during Business Questions in the House, congratulating businesses across the country who are joining the campaign to deliver … Continue reading

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Norfolk MP meets Sir Richard Branson to highlight importance of promoting self employment in rural communities

First published January 26th 2012 Speaking in Parliament in a debate on the merits of promoting self employment to school leavers, GF highlighted the particualr importance of self employment in the rural economy, the importance of helping school leavers experience … Continue reading

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Successful bursary to expand across parts of Norfolk

First published on November 28 2011 Teenagers across parts of Norfolk will be able to be mentored by local entrepreneurs after headteachers decided to expand a successful pilot project. The Enterprise Bursary was launched in March this year by the … Continue reading

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Norfolk schools to be told of bursary scheme by MP

First published on November 24 2011 Headteachers from seven rural Norfolk high schools will meet with Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman tomorrow (Friday) to learn about a bursary scheme for non-academic school leavers. The scheme, run by charitable organisation The … Continue reading

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Bursary winners announced

On September 28th, The Norfolk Way, a not-for-profit social enterprise founded by George Freeman and local business people in 2007, announced its first Bursary Awards winners at their Enterprise Forum held at Fakenham Racecourse. The winners Jack Wellstead, Meg Douglass-Ellis … Continue reading

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