May 28, 2015


The SKILL! Programme launched in 2008, with the inaugural workshop taking place in May.

Some 120 students aged 14-16 from schools across London attended the launch workshop, engaging in a variety of interactive enterprise-focussed sessions around idea generation, communication and presentation skills.  Speakers included former BBC newsreader Katie Ledger and entrepreneurs including Oli Barrett, Julie Meyer and YO! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe OBE.

The workshop was supported by a number of corporate partners:-

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Allen & Overy
  • BT
  • EDF Energy
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Osborne Clarke

Hosted by Merrill Lynch at their City of London offices, the workshop was a great launchpad for the SKILL! Programme.  Some photos from the event can be found below.