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Students launch society for entrepreneurial talent at UWL

(l-r) Charlie Martin and Paing Khant

Entrepreneurship has a new home at the University of West London (UWL), with the launch of a student-led society dedicated to helping the next generation of talent prosper.

At the Claude Littner Business School (CLBS), students and business people from the west London region gathered to celebrate the launch of the Entrepreneurship Society on Wednesday. It has been founded by two second year business students, Paing Khant and Charlie Martin. Dedicated to helping young people make bold business ideas a reality, the new society provides practical support and advice in conjunction with the School.

Local business champion and chief executive of the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, Stephen Fry, delivered an inspiring address at the event. He said: ‘I’m here to celebrate entrepreneurship, which is the lifeblood for future growth in our region.

‘The University is a remarkable place and full of innovative, creative thinking and it provides so much opportunity for young people to grow. This society provides an opportunity to innovate with the extreme entrepreneurship that exists in this part of London.’

Paing, who is President of the Entrepreneurship Society, said: ‘There’s lots of students at the University with interesting and worthwhile ideas and it’s fantastic the University is supporting this.

‘Being at university is the best time to start a business, but entrepreneurship can seem dangerous to some students. This society is about promoting a can-do confidence and creating networks of contacts, so students can access business people with technical knowledge in order to make their ideas grow.'

Dr Suresh Gamlath, Head of CLBS, said: ‘Well done to the Entrepreneurship Society for showing such initiative. With fresh thinking like this at UWL, the future is in safe hands.’

Stephen Fry of the Hounslow Chamber of Commences address launch of UWL’s Entrepreneurship Society

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