Bluebox Drinks Evening

July 2, 2024

On Tuesday 4th June, we had the pleasure of hosting our Bluebox Drinks Evening at 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair. This beautiful venue provided the perfect backdrop for an evening dedicated to celebration, gratitude, and exciting announcements.

As we enjoyed a few glasses of bubbly with our guests, we took a moment to reflect on the achievements of the past year. It has been a year of growth, and as ever a relentless pursuit of completing deals for our clients. To mention a few, the sale of Hampshire Cheese to Butlers Farmhouse Cheese, the sale of Bookwise to VitalHub and the sale of Shoprite, The Isle of Man’s leading supermarket to Tesco. Our successes have been made possible by our supporters and as ever, the dedication of our exceptional team.

The highlight of the evening was the exciting pre-launch announcement of our new impact venture, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA). Set to officially launch in October 2024, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy aims to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. It is an online entrepreneurial platform that teaches ‘real-life’ business to 13 to 17-year-olds. The platform is a goldmine of practical business tips, entrepreneur interviews, resources and the first learning series of its kind. Students not only conquer the ‘Basics of Business’ but also develop their own business plans, drawing inspiration from some of the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. On completing our flagship ‘Basics of Business: Beginner to Boss’ learning series, students are awarded with a YEA certification, and the opportunity to pitch to the YEA Dragons and win investment for their business idea.

The YEA platform is free thanks to incredible support. We’re keen to get as many young individuals as possible – particularly those from backgrounds that traditionally lack access to entrepreneurial resources and opportunities – interested in entrepreneurship, championing diversity and levelling up society along the way.

Guests were given a sneak peek into what the Young Entrepreneurs Academy has to offer. The program is designed to be a comprehensive learning experience, encompassing practical business training, mentorship from industry leaders, and opportunities for real-world application. By fostering an environment of creativity and collaboration, the academy aims to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in young minds and equip them to navigate the dynamic landscape of modern business. We are confident that this new initiative will be a game-changer, not just for us, but for the broader business community. For more information about The Young Entrepreneurs Academy and to stay updated on our progress, please visit the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

As ever, we are excited about what the next year holds for Bluebox, we have some incredible deals in the pipeline and various new team members will be joining us as we continue to expand our company and market knowledge. Watch this space!

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