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Minister welcomes enterprising students from Blackpool to Parliament

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The team had to come up with an idea to enhance the match day experience of supporters at a Premier League football match. Their winning entry…

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The team had to come up with an idea to enhance the match day experience of supporters at a Premier League football match. Their winning entry was the creation of an interactive app of the match day programme.

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk said:

“I was delighted to invite the winners from Blackpool to Parliament so they could share their experiences with me and get a feel for the work Government is doing to help young people get involved in enterprise across the country. We want to make the UK the best place in the world to do business which is why it is vital to inspire young people and help them realise their business ambitions.

“It’s great to see the Premier League supporting our entrepreneurs of the future through the Enterprise Challenge. By giving young people the chance to test out their creative ideas and learn about the world of business, they can see how rewarding starting their own business can be. The inspiration of the next generation of entrepreneurs is vital to the whole country’s long-term economic success.”

As part of the prize the team visited Tottenham Hotspur FC during Global Entrepreneurship week in November. Today they went to the Premier League headquarters where they met Chief Executive Richard Scudamore, before visiting Parliament and meeting Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk.

Note to editors:

  1. For more information about the Premier League Enterprise Challenge visit www.premierleague.com or contact Louisa Dreja - ldreja@premierleague.com / 07850 852450.

  2. Photos of the schools visit to parliament are available and will also be posted on the BIS Flickr site www.flickr.com/photos/bisgovuk. Others will also be available from the Premier League.

  3. BIS’s online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See [http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom](http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom) for more information.

Notes to Editors

Contact Information

Name BIS Press Office Job Title

Division COI Phone

Fax

Mobile

Email NDS.BIS@coi.gsi.gov.uk

Name Dan Palmer Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 5303 Fax

Mobile

Email dan.palmer@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Published 29 February 2012