Enactus Nottingham crowned UK National Champions 2022
2022 winners - the Enactus Notts student team
Enactus Notts team exemplifies driving business as a force for good
At the Enactus UK National Expo 2022, the Enactus Nottingham team from the University of Nottingham was named the National Champion 2022 and will now go on to represent the UK at the Enactus World Cup held in San Juan, Puerto Rico between October 30 and November 2, 2022.
The top four runners up included social innovation leaders from the University of Sheffield, Kings College London, the University of Southampton, and the University of Exeter.
The UK National Expo
The Enactus UK National Expo showcases and celebrates the collective impact created by its network of student, business, and academic leaders across many industries and throughout the UK. The signature event for Enactus UK, the UK’s leading combined youth social action, and youth social enterprise organisation with more than 3500 student members, took place on April 11 2022 at the ExCel Centre in London and featured the UK’s leading social innovation projects developed by Enactus student teams from more than 60 campuses nationwide.
During the event, the top five Enactus UK teams presented their social entrepreneurship projects to panels of over 90 final round judges including notable global business leaders. Champions of the Early-Stage Project Showcase were also announced and included teams from the University of Greenwich, De Montfort University, and the University of Southampton.
The celebration didn’t end there as numerous prizes winners, award recipients and achievements were recognised from across our network including students, teams and partner organisations.
The Enactus Nottingham Champion team, as well as the four runners up, will also receive further support from the Ford Motor Company Fund to scale up their projects and enterprises.
Amy Brereton, Enactus UK COO, said:
These #NextGenLeaders demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership with projects and businesses that create immense, collective impact across the UK and around the world. Their passion, determination and resilience to succeed in such challenging circumstances over the past few years, not only fills me with immense pride, but a huge amount of hope for the future and for the next generation of responsible leaders who will soon enter the world of work.
In addition to competition, the Enactus UK National Expo featured three fantastic keynote speakers – two were Enactus alumni, Aaron Probert and Julius Ibrahim, who showcased the impact of Enactus UK on their lives both personally and professionally. A fantastic new addition to the Enactus community, Hayley Bennett, spoke of her work in driving inclusivity in organisations and the importance of advocating for equality.
More than this, many leading top graduate recruiters from across the UK featured as part of the Enterprise and Employability Fair, alongside additional interactive learning and employability sessions run by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Unilever.
About Enactus Nottingham
Enactus Nottingham is a multi award-winning team of student entrepreneurs. The team includes students from across the university, using the power of business to transform the lives of people in need.
Nottingham University Business School staff mentor and support the team, who won the 2020 UK National Championship for the second year running and represented the UK at the Enactus World Cup. In 2020, the team won a Ford Fund Education Covid-19 College Challenge prize.
Find out more about Enactus Nottingham
About Enactus UK
Founded in 2001, Enactus UK is the UK’s largest youth social action and youth social enterprise charity that shapes entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social, and environmental health of the UK. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3500 entrepreneurial higher education students led 230 community outreach projects and business ventures last year in communities across the UK. As a global network of 35 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world for us all.
For more information visit enactusuk.org
Posted on Thursday 14th April 2022