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Future European entrepreneurs to cut their teeth at Christmas Market

28 November 2017

West Bridgford will welcome future entrepreneurs and business moguls from across Europe as they join young people from the UK in testing their business ideas and selling skills at the West Bridgford Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switch On.

As Brexit negotiations continue in Brussels, young people from Italy, Poland and Slovakia will be spending five days in Rushcliffe and Nottingham from Friday (1 DecemberImage:YouNG_Abigail Clark and Amber Franklin) to further their essential business skills and knowledge of cultural factors in enterprise.‌

The highlight will be a chance to join over 70 young people from the local area at the ‘YouNG Goes Euro market’ event to learn more about the legal and financial constraints of conducting business and trading internationally. 

The project is thanks to collaborative work between Rushcliffe Borough Council and West Bridgford based business NGi (UK) Limited and funded by Erasmus+.

It provides an international dimension to YouNG and is exporting the concept of “YouNG Markets’ to other countries across Europe. 

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “We will give a warm welcome to these budding YouNG entrepreneurs from Italy, Poland and Slovakia.

Image:Martin Slovakia market_YouNG project“It will be a great opportunity to test their business prowess by selling products and challenging their skills in the hustle and bustle of a real market place and exchange tips with their British counterparts jostling for business on the day.

“At the same time they will be developing the soft skills that are the modern workplace’s most sought after qualities such as confidence with customers, being resilient, practicing self control, using initiative and being a good networker and communicator.

“The UK YouNg entrepreneurs from across Rushcliffe have already taken part in international markets in Italy and Slovakia and will visit Poland next year for a similar exercise.”