Mark Lancaster MP

01 DEC 2011

Exciting business scheme launched in Milton Keynes

Barclays and Channel 4 have launched a new initiative which aims to inspire young people to generate enterprising business and community ideas in Milton Keynes.

The Stake, which was launched on the 11th November, will be open to people aged 16-21 to put forward their business ideas for the chance to win a share of £100,000. The best ideas will be judged by a panel of high profile mentors including Barclays CEO of Retail and Business Banking Anthony Jenkins, the UK's digital champion Martha Lane Fox, the Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards and MP Esther McVey.

Mark commented; 'This is a fantastic scheme from Barclays and Channel 4 which should encourage young people to get into business and to build and grow their own entrepreneurial skills'

Young people can enter The State via the competition website www.thestake.co.uk

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