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Enterprising Students Launch Event

Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 8:30am4:00pm

Category: Launch

The Ayrshire College Foundation will provide funding of grants up to £5000 for students of Ayrshire College who are interested in developing ideas to start up their own business.

Event Details

Let's Talk Enterprise....

The Ayrshire College Foundation will provide funding of grants up to £5000 for students of Ayrshire College who are interested in developing ideas to start up their own business.

To help us inspire more students to be enterprising, Ayrshire College are working in partnership with Bridge 2 Business to support the development and importance of enterprise skills.

#AyrshireEntrepreneurs

Frank Gormanley, Founder, Forever Great and Vice President at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce (Keynote Speaker - Morning session)

The Enterprising Students Launch Day event will take place with a morning session for invited local businesses and employers, support organisations and staff of Ayrshire College. In the morning the Principal will host an opening address to outline the plans for the new grant scheme. This will be followed by a Keynote talk from Frank Gormanley, Founder of Forever Great and Vice President of the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce. There will then be a short presentation from Graduate student, Lucy Thomson who set up her own business "Coach Lucy" in April 2018.

Lucy Thomson, Founder Coach Lucy - (Graduate student of Ayrshire College, Lucy will deliver a talk on her journey with enterprise)

Four afternoon enterprising workshops for students to attend, hosted by inspirational speakers and start-up business owners.

Enterprise Mall

The Enterprise Mall area will include pop up enterprising projects from students across various courses at Ayrshire College. There will also be trade stands for start-up businesses including Coach Lucy, R'n'D Paws, Breeze Connection and Gymmies Kitchen. Support organisations; Bridge 2 Business, Business Gateway, Princes Trust and Firstport will all have exhibit stands to offer first hand advice on the support that is available for start up businesses and social enterprise business concepts.

Host & Speakers

Our Host

Frank Gormanley

Frank Gormanley

Founder, Forever Great & Vice President at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, Forever Great

Frank Gormanley founded ‘Forever Great’ in 2017 with a vision of supporting others to achieve their objectives through creative Marketing and Business Development activity.

Our Speakers

Frank Gormanley will be delivering a keynote talk for the morning session of the Enterprising Students Launch Event.

Venue Details

Ayrshire College

Ayrshire College is a further education institution in Scotland. Formed in August 2013 from a merger between Ayr College, Kilmarnock College and the Largs and Kilwinning campuses of James Watt College, it serves the Ayrshire area, surrounding areas and overseas students.


  • Kilmarnock Campus
    18- 20 Hill Street, Kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock
    KA1 3HY
    United Kingdom
  • 01563 523501
  • www1.ayrshire.ac.uk

Ticket Information

To book your place, please email lynn.kelly@yes.org.uk