enterprising University of Wolverhampton student has been named as
one of the Future 100 Young Entrepreneurs of the Year.
Shaun Gurmin, founder and Managing Director of student social
enterprise CHARGE, received the prestigious accolade during Global
Entrepreneurship Week 2010.
CHARGE was launched in 2010 and aims to improve students’
networking, work experience and their CVs.
Shaun, from Wolverhampton, is studying Business Management at
the University of Wolverhampton Business School. He also was on the
University’s Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education West
Midlands (SPEED WM) programme last year, which enables students to
launch a business alongside their studies.
The 21-year-old said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been
named one of the Future 100 Young Entrepreneurs for 2010. CHARGE
has gone from strength to strength since we launched and this is
great recognition for what we are doing with the enterprise.
"CHARGE is an innovative concept which creates opportunities for
students and employers by linking them directly. We also organise
careers orientated events and donate all the money to various
It is the second year that a University of Wolverhampton student
has been named as a Future 100 Young Entrepreneur. Waqas Baggia,
the founder and president of the Student Enterprise Network (SEN),
was named in last year’s list.
The intention of CHARGE is to connect students and employers
through work-based activities and enhance their employability. The
enterprise achieves this through networking with educational
organisations including universities, and with employers, and
organising business visits. The visits allow students to gain a
competitive edge by learning exactly what employers are looking
Students are able to get a glimpse into the life of the
professional career they aspire to, for example a day shadowing an
accountant or manager. This is intended to allow students to decide
if the industry, business or career path is right for them.
CHARGE also arranges a variety of events throughout the year to
enhance students’ employability. These include careers events,
fundraising days and other fun activities, and students are able to
volunteer at any event.
The Future 100 Awards profile young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 who
are demonstrating entrepreneurial flair and innovation in
progressing a responsible business venture and one which
demonstrates a balance between economic, environmental and social
goals to achieve ultimate business success.
The Awards encourage and reward extraordinary vision, ethical
business practice and social responsibility. They aim to showcase
businesses that offer innovative and sustainable solutions to
social problems. The Future 100 Awards is organised by Striding Out
a social enterprise which is committed to supporting the
development and growth of young and ethical entrepreneurs.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is looking to unleash people's
enterprising ideas to address some of the society's biggest issues
- Climate Change - Poverty - Gender Equality - Health.
Picture caption: Shaun Gurmin
Charge - www.charge-wlv.co.uk or email
Future 100 – www.future100.co.uk – A full list
of award winners can be found on the website.
Striding Out - www.stridingout.co.uk - For
further information, please contact Ruth Soundarajah, Marketing
Manager of Striding Out on 020 3303 0468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Entrepreneurship Week – www.unleashingideas.org – For
information concerning global entrepreneurship week.
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Date Issued: Wednesday, 24 November 2010
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