A scheme launched by seven women in Denbighshire in Wales to encourage others into business is now supporting more than 30 entrepreneurs by encouraging them to work together. Female Professional Creatives Clwyd (FPCC) was formed by friends who wanted to share tips on how to start up and run a business. The scheme now attracts more than 30 women at its monthly meetings.

The project is now being run by Ms Margaret Carter, an entrepreneur for nearly 50 years, who offers individual mentoring if requested.  She is also involved in a local project with school children and wants to widen the scheme to teach youngsters entrepreneurial skills. (BBC, 15th September 2012)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) plays a vital role in supporting entrepreneurial skills in engineering.  Partnerships with business and the development of training and engineering resources support a community of engineering professionals.

IET and its members help to provide young people with a structure that will support entrepreneurship.  By mentoring young engineers and acting as ambassadors in schools, members aim to get children excited about and interested in engineering and technology.  They are able to give them first-hand examples of what working in the industry is like.

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