Boldly going where no college has gone before

Angus College principle John Burt and Kay Gilmour director of marketing and business growth seated at the new cafe in the Enterprise Centre with two of the catering students due to open on Friday.
Angus College principle John Burt and Kay Gilmour director of marketing and business growth seated at the new cafe in the Enterprise Centre with two of the catering students due to open on Friday.

ANGUS College today (Friday) unveil their one-stop shop for aspiring entrepreneurs.

The new Centre for Enterprise, Business Development and Entrepreneurship will be opened by Dundee’s Chris Van De Kuyl, Scotland’s leading entrepreneur.

The college transformed its Conference Centre into the enterprise hub which will not only benefit the student population, but also that of the Angus community.

The dedicated centre will co-ordinate and promote the services of all the organisations that currently have a role in the market, creating a one stop shop for aspiring business owners and existing companies looking for help and support.

John Burt, principal of Angus College, said: “It is the time to be ambitious and aspirational and to try and give this community back some hope.

“We want to try to foster the many latent skills that are undoubtedly out there and point them into new directions of self-employment and the establishment of productive social enterprises.”

Mr Burt believes this is an exciting time despite the college facing massive cuts. He said: “Even during these difficult times, the college has proven itself to be highly resilient and will continue to be aspirational for the people and the community of Angus.

“I envisage the centre being the hub and the starting point of sowing the seeds for economic growth within the area and will be providing support, mentoring and training to many individuals wishing to start up in business as well as providing support for those already in business who may be struggling and requiring advice and support to grow or diversify.”

Open five days a week, the centre will be staffed by a member of the marketing and admissions team as well as a student intern.

For more information and a full list of programmes available please visit the brand new website www.enterprise.angus.ac.uk