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Founders4Schools in the media

audioboom.com
15 Oct 2017 - LISTEN: Carina Lindars, the Leigh UTC

A teacher from #Kent is leading the way in making hundreds of students employable in #Dartford. Carina Lindars at the #LeighUTC has secured nearing 500 meetings for her students with employers in fields like #technology and #engineering, leading to work experience and apprenticeships. She's just been awarded for her work by the #charity #Founder... Read more...

business weekly
12 Oct 2017 - Disley and Coutu scoop entrepreneur prize double

Cambridge scooped a unique one-two as Darrin Disley and Sherry Coutu were named by Barclays as the UK’s male and female Iconic Entrepreneurs of the Year at the bank’s Entrepreneur Awards last evening. Read more...

business weekly
12 Oct 2017 - Disley and Coutu scoop entrepreneur prize double

Cambridge scooped a unique one-two as Darrin Disley and Sherry Coutu were named by Barclays as the UK’s male and female Iconic Entrepreneurs of the Year at the bank’s Entrepreneur Awards last evening. Read more...

business weekly
12 Oct 2017 - Disley and Coutu scoop entrepreneur prize double

Cambridge scooped a unique one-two as Darrin Disley and Sherry Coutu were named by Barclays as the UK’s male and female Iconic Entrepreneurs of the Year at the bank’s Entrepreneur Awards last evening. Read more...

bdaily
4 Oct 2017 - North East Digital Print Giant Wins Esteemed Founders4School Award

The rapidly expanding digital print firm Printed.com has been awarded the ‘Best Workplace Visit’ award by Founders4School as a result of the company’s dedication to inspiring positive career choices for students. Read more...

BQ live
4 Oct 2017 - NORTH EAST DIGITAL PRINT GIANT WINS ESTEEMED FOUNDERS4SCHOOL AWARD

Digital print firm Printed.com has been awarded the 'Best Workplace Visit' award by Founders4School as a result of the company's dedication to inspiring positive career choices for students. Read more...

Computer Weekly
4 Oct 2017 - Role models best way to increase diversity, says Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2017 Sherry Coutu

Its founder and executive chairman, Sherry Coutu – the 2017 winner of the Computer Weekly list of the Most Influential Women in UK IT – is a serial entrepreneur who believes in the power of using visible role models to encourage children into higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). Read more...

Evening Standard
22 Sep 2017 - Secrets of my success: LinkedIn's Josh Graff

What do you do? I’m the country manager for LinkedIn UK and I also lead our advertising business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Read more...

Midlands in business
18 Sep 2017 - Founders4Schools celebrates connecting 80,000 young people to 30,000 business leaders at annual awards ceremony

On the 14th September 2017 at the incredible new Francis Crick Institute, Founders4Schools celebrated the educators and business leaders who have worked together to connect over 80,000 young people with its nationwide network of more than 30,000 business leaders. Read more...

Business matters
18 Sep 2017 - Founders4Schools celebrates connecting 80,000 young people to 30,000 business leaders

The Founders4Schools Judges considered nominations drawn from thousands of educators, business leaders and local government partners who use F4S services to help young people understand the world of work they will enter after school. Read more...

audioboom.com
15 Sep 2017 - LISTEN: Carina Lindars, the Leigh UTC

A teacher from #Kent is leading the way in making hundreds of students employable in #Dartford. Carina Lindars at the #LeighUTC has secured nearing 500 meetings for her students with employers in fields like #technology and #engineering, leading to work experience and apprenticeships. She's just been awarded for her work by the #charity #Founder... Read more...

Cambridge Network
15 Sep 2017 - Founders4Schools celebrates connecting 80,000 young people to 30,000 business leaders

his week, at the incredible new Francis Crick Institute, Founders4Schools celebrated the educators and business leaders who have worked together to connect over 80,000 young people with its nationwide network of more than 30,000 business leaders. Read more...

The scotsman
14 Sep 2017 - Double win for Stirling in Founders4Schools awards

Efforts to improve the job prospects of young people and encourage more children to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects have seen representatives of Stirling Council pick up two accolades. Read more...

tes
14 Sep 2017 - ‘If a company employs people, it should be working with schools’

This year, less than 1 per cent of students in the UK took an A level in computing and only 15 per cent studied a Stem (science, technology, engineering or maths) subject. Of the students studying IT, only 9.8 per cent were female. Read more...

The telegraph
13 Sep 2017 - Let’s give a new generation the work skills they need

The UK is facing a serious skills crisis. Hardly a week goes by without this gracing the headlines. Most recently we’ve seen low levels of skills outside of the capital blamed for the nosedive in productivity. Read more...

CBI
31 Aug 2017 - Spotlight on business-education interaction

Scottish pupils are leaving school without the skills required by employers. In a rapidly changing world the skills gap is widening and a lack of skills poses itself as the number one barrier to UK economic growth. Read more...

The Scottish Sun
24 May 2017 - DINNER WITH OBAMA

Scots businessman Sir Tom Hunter is giving lucky pupils the chance to compete for a table at the event next month Read more...

Daily Record
24 Apr 2017 - School kids could meet Barack Obama in Edinburgh

Scottish businessman Sir Tom Hunter is inviting a group of pupils along to Obama’s Hunter Foundation charity speech next month. Read more...

BBC
24 Apr 2017 - Pupils given chance to dine with Barack Obama

Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter is giving Scottish school pupils the chance to compete for a table at a dinner attended by former US president Barack Obama in Edinburgh. Read more...

The Courier
19 Apr 2017 - Inspirational Sherry to share scale up vision

A serial entrepreneur, investor and mentor, she currently chairs the Scale-Up Institute, Founders4Schools and the financial strategy group of the University of Cambridge. Read more...

Digital Agenda
29 Mar 2017 - Coutu leads founder impact quest

This month, F4S won the employment & skills category at DigitalAgenda’s Impact Awards. In our latest video interview, founder Sherry Coutu CBE tells Shivvy Jervis about the impact F4S is making – and what worries keep her up at night. Read more...

CITY A.M.
21 Mar 2017 - Untapped unicorns: It's time to close the scale-up investment gender gap

Women are increasingly getting to the top of careers in which they were until recently unrepresented. Yet there’s a substantial gap in funding for female founded businesses with ambitions to scale. Untapped Unicorns – a report from the Female Founders Forum released today – looks at what can be done to turn this around. Read more...

The Memo
7 Mar 2017 - See Britain’s top female bosses, mapped

Inspiring women are bossing it at business across Britain. Find one near you. Read more...

Business Weekly
6 Mar 2017 - Women-led businesses a driving force in UK economy

Cambridge entrepreneur Sherry Coutu today reveals groundbreaking figures underlining that women-led businesses are a major driving force in the UK economy with a huge payback in terms of jobs and revenue. Read more...

We Are the City
6 Mar 2017 - Female business leaders open London Stock Exchange

70 female business leaders are set to open the London Stock Exchange this morning in celebration of International Women’s Day, taking place this week. Read more...

The Sunday Times
30 Jan 2017 - App is just the job

Technology investor Sherry Coutu is set to launch an app that links schoolchildren with local employers — in an effort to tackle a skills crisis that is holding growing companies back. Read more...

Business Weekly
26 Jan 2017 - Initiative to boost job opportunities for UK students

Cambridge serial entrepreneur Sherry Coutu has launched a new app-based initiative to smash through social mobility barriers and open up job opportunities for thousands more UK students – including those from low income families or disadvantaged backgrounds. Read more...

Isle of Wight County Press
5 Jan 2017 - Teachers Forge Links with Charities

TRAINEE teachers from Teach First have networked with charities and schools. Held at Barclays Bank in Newport, the event featured a presentation of Founders4Schools, an organisation that links schools with businesses. Representatives from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Jamie´s Farm, and The Brilliant Club spoke about their work and explored ... Read more...

Forbes.com
29 Nov 2016 - Is The Skills Gap Killing Your Scale-Up? Maybe You Should Go Back To School

Fast-growth businesses are vital to the success of the UK economy. While ambitious startups bootstrap their ideas to the market -with perhaps just a handful of employees on their books – and corporate businesses focus on finding efficiencies and cutting staff, it is the scale-ups who are recruiting and creating jobs. Read more...

ICT for education
17 Jun 2016 - Founders4Schools announces new partnership with BBC to support BBC micro:bit campaign

17th June 2016. Founders4Schools (F4S) is partnering with BBC Make it Digital to support the national BBC micro:bit initiative by launching a new nationwide service making it easy for teachers to get tech experts into their classroom to maximise the impact of the technology. Read more...

Cambridge News
8 Mar 2016 - International Womens Day: Analysis shows power of women in business

Cambridge angel Sherry Coutu has joined world-leading entrepreneurs and business leaders such as Martha Lane Fox, Joanna Shields, Anya Hindmarch, Neelie Kroes and Reid Hoffman in welcoming a ground-breaking service to celebrate International Women's Day – which is today. Read more...

The Telegraph
8 Mar 2016 - Mapped: the UK's mid-sized businesses run by women

British businesswomen are powering growth at hundreds of the country's medium-sized companies, new data analysis has claimed. There are 762 companies with female leadership that generate revenues of between £1m and £250m and are growing by at least 20pc a year, according to a study by education technology non-profit Founders4Schools, which conne... Read more...

National Centre for Universities & Business
8 Mar 2016 - Women-led businesses are 'driving force' of UK economy

Sherry Coutu, Martha Lane Fox, Joanna Shields, Anya Hindmarch, Neelie Kroes and Reid Hoffman and are amongst the world-leading entrepreneurs and business leaders welcoming ground-breaking new service to celebrate International Women’s Day. In a global first, new analysis - based on open-government and LinkedIn data-sets - reveals how companies ... Read more...

WeAreTheCity
7 Mar 2016 - Women-led companies driving force of UK economy, finds report celebrating International Women’s Day

Women-led businesses are leading the charge across the UK, new data has revealed to mark International Women’s Day. 
The data revealed that the average business annual turnover is 11,284,634, however women-led average annual turnover stands at 11,719,080. Read more...

Shiny Shiny
7 Mar 2016 - Companies led by women are most dynamic in UK says new report from Founders4Schools #PLEDGEFORPARITY

New analysis based on open-government and LinkedIn data-sets reveals how companies led by women grow, perform and rank – identifying the fastest-growing and most dynamic women-led businesses across the UK. Read more...

Scale-up group
18 Feb 2016 - Education the Key to Creating the Business Leaders of Tomorrow

Sherry Coutu CBE was the guest speaker at the 91st Business luncheon organised by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists at Apothecaries Hall in the City. She chose as her theme the importance and value to the UK economy of closing what Sherry has termed “the Scaleup Gap”. Sherry spoke about her charitable educational initiative Fo... Read more...

The Sunday Times
4 Oct 2015 - Preparing the ground to grow UK start-ups

Our businesses are ready to scale up but the system is holding them back, says angel investor Sherry Coutu. Read more...

The Sunday Times
11 Apr 2015 - The insider's guide to booming Britain

"A top investor has issued a wake-up call to politicians by mapping star firms in every MP's seat, writes Kiki Loizou". This is the opening to an article on the Sunday times that showcases our LEP and Constituencies tool as the way to bring closing the skills gap nearer the top of politician's agenda and promote this 4% of companies that cr... Read more...

LSE Entrepreneurship blog
10 Feb 2015 - The Impact of Scale-ups on the Graduate Job Market

In November 2014, LSE Entrepreneurship hosted the launch of Sherry Coutu’s Scale-Up Report, which made recommendations for how government can support rapidly growing companies. Ibrahim Maiga, LSE alumnus and Director of the Birkbeck Enterprise Hub, found out more about how scale-ups affect the graduate job market. Read more...

The Sunday Times
22 Jun 2014 - Secret angel paves the way for our first trillion-dollar company

Sherry Coutu isn’t a fan of TV business shows, but the Canadian investor is vowing to help entrepreneurs in her adopted country win the tech revolution Read more...

The Sunday Times
23 Jun 2013 - Charity aims to bring entrepreneurial spirit to schools.

Teachers will be able to book local businessmen and women to visit their schools and spread the entrepreneurial spirit, through a new charity. The programme, founded by Sherry Coutu, an high-profile investor in start-up companies, and launched at the Sunday Times, Festival of Education, will make it easier for schools to arrange for company f... Read more...

News and Press Releases

26 May 2017: Barack Obama’s speech to Scottish students kicks off Founders4Schools’ drive for 1,000 business leader volunteers in Scotland to boost youth employability

Former US President Barack Obama will address philanthropic and business leaders along with 9 Scottish students and a teacher at a dinner at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 26 May. Read more...

18 Apr 2017: Founders4Schools goes live in Scotland

[Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, Aberdeen & Inverness] Founders4Schools is delighted to have successfully rolled out their ground-breaking digital match-making service for schools, colleges and employers with having linked up with The Hunter Foundation. Read more...

17 Apr 2017: Founders4Schools response to the Industrial Strategy

Founders4Schools is delighted to respond to Building our Industrial Strategy, and supports the Government’s commitment to a modern industrial strategy with its focus on productivity, business growth and a fairer society. To remain competitive, we must extend our technological lead but grow relevant skills in local labour markets; we must, as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy observes, ‘create the right conditions for new and growing enterprise to thrive’ and allow for the disruption that is to come in the worlds of scienti c and technological discovery. We believe that to contribute to economic prosperity and enable us to stand apart from other nations the industrial strategy must empower people, wherever they nd themselves, and work for all. WE believe we must urgently address the skills gaps in STEM subjects before us, prepare our school-age children with the skills required for the jobs of the future, and invest in training our teachers so they can use digital tools to help them cope with the rapidly changing digital environment. Read more...

5 Mar 2017: Women-led businesses are driving force of the UK economy

Founders4Schools reveals research to mark International Women’s Day and calls upon female leaders to inspire the next generation in the classroom. Read more...

25 Jan 2017: Announcing the launch of Workfinder, the work experience app

Sherry Coutu CBE brings together a collaboration of 15,000 growing businesses to launch Workfinder to tackle social mobility head on by connecting students with local high growth companies. Read more...

19 Dec 2016: Founders4Schools meets the Scottish government

Tech entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE meets with the Scottish government and business leaders to address youth employability Read more...

19 Dec 2016: Founders4Schools meet the North East Local Enterprise Partnership

Tech entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE meets with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and business influencers to discuss scaling companies in the region Read more...

19 Dec 2016: Founders4Schools meet Teesside University and local business leaders

Tech entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE meets business leaders and academics at Teesside University to discuss accelerating business growth and job creation in the region Read more...

15 Dec 2016: Founders4Schools launch Group Mentoring and Speed Mentoring

Founders4Schools launch Group Mentoring and Speed Mentoring, offering students personal career encounters with top local business leaders. Read more...

5 Oct 2016: Now you can book 30 students for workplace visits

Special thanks to two primary school teachers Harriet at Rhyl Primary School and Rosemary O’Brien at Torriano Primary School in Camden who got in touch to see if they could book workplace visits for groups of 30 students, rather than just 10. Read more...

3 Oct 2016: Barclays & Founders4Schools partner to build skills for young people

Founders4Schools and Barclays have teamed up to provide young people with the inspiration, resources and knowledge to support their future careers, with Founders4Schools being selected as one of Barclays global partners. Read more...

28 Sep 2016: Business Weekly: Cambridge tops uk student-entrepreneur engagement

Greater Cambridge & Peterborough was revealed as the top district in the UK for engagement between schools and business entrepreneurs at a high profile ceremony at the House of Lords. Cambridge entrepreneur Sherry Coutu has trumpeted the triumph for Cambridge as part of her Founders4Schools (F4S) initiative. Read more...

15 Jun 2016: Workplace Visits: A backstage pass to the country’s leading businesses

Founders4Schools has enlisted the support of its 10,000-strong network of business leaders to offer teenagers unprecedented access during June and July to the world of work at some of the country’s most innovative and fast-growing companies. Read more...

11 Apr 2016: Boost for D2N2 area students’ employability and career prospects

Young people will receive a boost to their employability skills and be helped onto a fulfilling career path through new funding across the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area. Read more...

22 Mar 2016: Founders4Schools partners with the Careers and Enterprise company to help young people achieve their potential

Closer relationship with The Careers & Enterprise Company, will see the F4S platform available to an additional 1.5 million youngsters in England within 18 months Read more...

14 Mar 2016: FOUNDERS4SCHOOLS TOP FEMALE LEADERS OPEN LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

Top female leaders from the Founders4schools today opened the market at the London Stock Exchange to celebrate International Women’s Day. Read more...

7 Mar 2016: Women-led businesses are 'driving force' of UK economy

In a global first, new research shows UK companies led by women grow, perform and rank Read more...

21 Sep 2015: Partnership with Young Enterprise

Following a successful pilot, Young Enterprise will be joining forces with Founders4Schools to deliver enhanced programmes with speakers from the fast growing local businesses. Read more...

16 Sep 2015: We are delighted to be a key partner with the Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company rolls out key intiative Read more...

5 Jun 2015: From the classroom to Silicon Valley

The Founders4Schools and SVC2UK Appathon competition winners visit the world's tech leaders Read more...

14 May 2015: Founders4Schools teams up with the BBC to inspire a new techno savvy generation

Founders4Schools are proud to be partnering with the BBC this year on ‘Make it Digital’, the BBC’s major UK-wide initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology. Read more...

5 May 2015: Local Business Heroes bring subjects to life for Students

Founders4Schools release tool for LEPs and MPs to monitor the link between enterprise and education Read more...

21 Jan 2015: Founders4Schools launches new product feature

Founders4Schools unveil their new search function that makes it even more compelling for teachers to connect what students learn in the classroom with success stories from ‘real life’ business leaders. Read more...

20 Nov 2014: Appathon results

From the classroom to Silicon Valley via the House of Commons. The best students’ app ideas and prototypes are announced in the national Appathon competition Read more...