Key Challenge Sponsor

Theo Paphitis

I’ve been involved in the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge for five years now and in that time I have seen some talented and brilliant ideas that have made me sit up and take notice. I’m constantly delighted and surprised by the passion on show at the Finals each year and I know this year will be no different.


Lord Young

In June 2014, Lord Young reviewed the relevance of enterprise in education in Enterprise for All. Lord Young remains a passionate advocate for enterprise education in schools to support their employability.

Non-Exec Board Chair

Joanna Hill

A persuasive and inspiring leader with 20 years public sector experience of policy development and operational delivery. A strong track record in driving strategic development and operational excellence.

The Inspirational Learning Group has been supported by prominent business leaders such as Lord Sugar and more recently Theo Paphitis, entrepreneur and retail magnate.  Our list continues to grow with a mix of blue chip businesses and SMEs who form the backbone of the business economy who all have one thing in common, making a difference.

  • Theo Paphitis and Ryman
  • Screwfix
  • Kidzania
  • Staffordshire University
  • Careers and Enterprise Company
  • Higher Horizons (Midlands and North West)
  • Franklyn Financial Management
  • Natwest
  • UCFB
  • Kingswood
  • Go Higher West Yorkshire (NCOP)
  • Greater Manchester Higher (NCOP)