A BUSINESS development company has been recognised by the Prime Minister for its work with young entrepreneurs.
Michelle Clarke, of Talent Dynamics, based in Freckleton, was invited to 10 Downing Street for a reception to celebrate her work with the New Entrepreneurs Foundation.
The foundation, which was established last year, aims to develop a new generation of entrepreneurs to inject growth into the sluggish British economy.
Talent Dynamics provided scholarship places for young entrepreneurs, and hosted a strategic team day for the leadership team.
The occasion at Number 10, at which Michelle rubbed shoulders with executives from Virgin, Talk Talk and Deloittes, celebrated the successful graduation of the first 40 entrepreneurs to complete the one-year programme.
Michelle said: “I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with the Prime Minister and tell him about our commitment to working with young people in Lancashire through Talent Dynamics for Schools, our bespoke programme for future business stars.
“Mr Cameron was kind enough to say how impressed he was with what we were doing and how he hoped more employers would follow our lead.”
Michelle’s involvement with the New Entrepreneurs Foundation follows her work with HERO, the Blackpool-based Community Interest Company that aims to raise the aspirations and develop the employability skills of five to 19-year-olds.
She added: “Helping the next generation of entrepreneurs is central to our philosophy.”