Andrew McGregor, solicitor at national law firm DWF, has been presented with the Young Enterprise Gold Award for his continued commitment and outstanding voluntary service to the charity.
Andrew has been supporting Young Enterprise for a number of years and throughout that time has significantly developed DWF’s relationship with the charity, playing a key role in the development of the charity’s Start Up Programme, an initiative which gives students in higher education the chance to create their own company while still pursuing their studies. DWF now supports Young Enterprise across three universities - Manchester Metropolitan University, Aston University and LJMU - with plans to support the development of the programme nationally.
Andy Firr, Young Enterprise Start Up Manager, commented: “The support given by Andrew over the past few years is truly invaluable, it’s a terrific relationship between the two organisations and our core values are well aligned which makes building our partnership really enjoyable. This award is in recognition of his continued help and support which has enabled the development our Start Up Programme in the North West and benefitted a significant number of local undergraduates.”
Andrew added: “Young Enterprise is a fantastic organisation and it’s an honour to have received this award. The Start Up Programme is a great opportunity for undergraduates to experience the journey of creating a company, particularly with its focus on entrepreneurial and commercial skills, and the relationship also allows younger members of the DWF team to develop important skills such as project management and presentation skills - the success of the relationship to date could not have been achieved without their buy-in and support.”
The Gold Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by volunteers and educators in supporting Young Enterprise to achieve its mission to “inspire and equip young people to succeed through enterprise”.