Our Enterprise Adviser Network is the backbone of The Company. Through the network we join individual Enterprise Advisers – senior volunteers from the world of business – with headteachers and leadership teams in schools and colleges. Their goal is to make it easier for schools and colleges to connect with local employers by providing strategic counsel, developing career engagement plans and unlocking relationships with local businesses.
From a standing start, we have recruited more than 1,300 Enterprise Advisers across all areas and sectors of the economy – with more than half from small businesses alone. Each Enterprise Adviser aims to commit at least one day per month for a minimum of a year with their schools and almost 40% of them are at chair or CEO level.