• We inspire, engage, connect
    & bring learning to life
  • OUR VISION
    is to empower every child to succeed in the 21st century

WHAT WE DO

At Stepping into Business we believe in developing everyone to reach their potential. This is what drives us! We will work with you to help you understand more about business, finance and leadership to reach your goals - whether you are a teacher, business professional, a child or corporate client, we know we can help you build confidence in your abilities…and have fun along the way!



"Young adults who recalled greater levels of contact with employers whilst at school were significantly less likely to be NEET and earned on average 18% more than peers who recalled no activities."

Dr Anthony Mann

OUR SCHOOL ENTERPRISE PROGRAMMES


WHY DO WE DO THIS?

Schools tell us "Children are selling cakes for 20p that cost 50p to make, they don't understand finance or business... and they just want to be famous when they grow up."
Children are lacking essential lifeskills like resilience, communication, problem solving, teamwork and confidence.

Businesses say, "Young people leaving school may have academic ability, but they are not work ready and don't have the right attitude or skills to succeed, they all look the same on paper, no one is unique or shows us their personality."

Jobs are harder to get. They are uncertain. 60% of our students will be doing jobs that don't exist today. If you have more experience and resources to draw on about work and enterprise - you are more likely to make better choices for your future!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Our flexible and modular programmes run from half a day to full programmes across weeks or terms.

  • Schools can enrich or extend activities depending on their own direction.

  • All our content is mapped to curriculum and has demonstrable links to the Ofsted framework.

  • We work with children from primary age upwards.

  • We make sure what we do is fun, so that working together is a memorable, positive experience and children can see the results of their actions.

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

We also run development sessions across the UK where we work with groups of teachers who want to improve their own knowledge and confidence in enterprise to support delivery of the programme.

Our programmes can alternatively be delivered by our own experienced learning team.

"The course we did together was one of the best I have attended" - 2016 CPD Teacher

Ofsted are looking for schools to demonstrate early engagement with business and employers, we can help you to demonstrate and measure that - and still have fun!

HOW DO WE DO THIS?

Due to the enterprising activities of the children, the programme pays for itself! Schools can self fund or we work with a supporting business. We also work with other funding organisations to support schools in areas with lower aspirations and lower rates of business and employers.


BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS WORKING TOGETHER

Our core programmes can be run by any school in any area. We also work with businesses, charities and education groups to develop bespoke enterprising programmes that work for their communities and their specific needs. We connect businesses and schools together and create meaningful enterprise programmes that benefit both the young people and the business involved, aligning the programme to values and strategy.

WHY DO THIS?

Companies invest in their Social Value in many ways, one of the most effective investments is the creation of value in the next generation. Through effective resources and development, using your business people in the right place at the right time, your input can be life changing.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

There is maximum social value impact if you invest in the area where you work, live and play. You can invest in our programmes through people, time, premises or funding. Your business can be involved as much or as little as you wish.

WHAT DO BUSINESSES GET?

Businesses who have been part of the experience tell us it is highly beneficial to them. Their staff are motivated and engaged by the energy and creativity in the schools they work with. They feel they are making a difference to young people and can see the impact they are having.

'It was fun, inclusive and rewarding for all' Ed Williams, Business Angel.

WHY INVOLVE BUSINESSES?

We encourage children to grow their independence, to help others by raising funds for their community, charities or schools, to develop their self-belief and contribute to the society they live in.

If you think your business wants to be part of this change, please get in touch. We may have a school who is waiting for someone just like you to connect with.

BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

We also work with business delivering a little bit of fun into the workplace, to help you and your teams reach their potential too!

We have over 40 combined years of experience delivering engaging workshops from finance to pitching, communication to project management, we can bring you back into the classroom… but it's a classroom you probably didn't get to go to when you were younger!

“I wish Stepping into Business had been around when I was at school, but at least I know them now!’ Eddie Austin, CEO Manchester based Nullam Group, Founder of Austin McKeown Consulting

If you want to find out more about how we can help you with our programmes, and who else we have been helping lately, contact us here.

If you're looking for some help and new ways to learn, get in touch. Every learning opportunity with a business also supports children learning new skills for their future, which is after all our future too!

DIGITAL AND CONTENT PROVISION

A DIGITAL WORLD

We're excited about our digital content - we learn by playing so why not learn by playing computer games too? We’ve won investment from Innovate UK and we're pleased to say the children (and adults!) who have been playing our app for enterprise have been having A LOT of fun, even playing after the school bell goes!

Watch this space for more news on the app as it gets ready to launch!

We also help develop very useful online content for other people too, with learning and fun rolled together to make it work.


OUR COMPANY

With over 40 years of experience in financial and business leadership, we can help you with your issues, your challenges and your people. We work with large organisations, small organisations, with public and private sector clients to help them meet their goals... and by working with us, you will also be helping school children and young people to grow their skills, we think that's a feel good win-win! 

We truly believe in lifelong learning and growth in all we do.

We know how people learn and we understand how to engage and enthuse learners of all ages, so we develop all our programmes to be practical, relevant and fun, whatever your age, experience, stage of life or career.

So, if you are looking for a company to help you, please get in touch to find out more about what we can do to support you, and find out more about how working with us helps you to make a positive difference to many more people's future.

MEET THE TEAM

 

We came together to help other people reach their potential, in schools, business and in life, from CEO’s to 6 year olds… we believe the right resources and inspiration can help make learning fun and effective at all stages of our life.

We work with some of the best freelance business, training, design and digital expertise to ensure our products look great and really work in the way you need them to.

 

 

Donna

Donna Irving

Donna has had a successful career spanning corporate and higher education, developing highly respected programmes for adult learners in the business world and brings this experience into the classroom in a fun and innovative way.

Dinah

Dinah Turner

Dinah has had a diverse career in public and private sector technology, using innovation, education and communication to help people achieve their goals. She brings knowledge from developing adult leaders to create a new range of opportunities for children.

Dylan

Dylan McCarthy

Dylan had a global business career encompassing sales, marketing and investment banking before making a move into teaching. His experience sparked the desire to create real life application of learning programmes for children.

 

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99% of the children and young people we have worked with would would recommend us and want to do the programme again!

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GET IN TOUCH

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