College hosts unique workshops for young entrepreneurs

Barnsley College iTrust students got the chance to hear from industry experts as they took part in a workshop to find out more about their businesses.

iTrust is a joint venture between the College, The Barnsley Chronicle and The Business Village, which supports students interested in starting up a business in Barnsley. Students who choose to receive support from iTrust will have access to an array of information and guidance such as mentoring from industry specialists and local businesses and financial investments.

Students met with Nigel Greenwood, Managing Director at Bubul, and Stephen Flicker, Managing Director at Flipside Financial Education CIC, as they navigated the world of business and learnt more about how they can support success within their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Bubul is a unique platform which allows those who are starting up their own businesses to access free, impartial advice across a variety of topics. Students answered a series of questions about how they currently run their business or how they envisage to in the future and received a totally personalised set of recommendations that are suggested for their business.

The students were guided through their personalised responses from the Bubul programme and what it meant to each of them before talking with Nigel about an array of topics from branding and processes to competition and customer service. Stephen also shared his knowledge with the students about understanding the financial world and explained how he could help them with their budgeting and forecasting.

Kelsey White, a former Level 3 Travel and Tourism student at College, and current owner of Sweet Treats UK, said: “I think Bubul is really useful for entrepreneurs like me; the personalised advice and guidance I have received today has definitely inspired me to think about new aspects of my businesses like copyrighting, marketing and engagement. I’ve really enjoyed the session and would definitely recommend the opportunity to other iTrust students.”

Barnsley College offers a range of study programmes including full and part-time vocational courses, apprenticeships, T Levels and university-level courses.

If you’re aged 16-18 and not currently in education, employment or training, then it’s not too late to join us in January 2022. The College can create a bespoke study programme tailored to your needs. Contact our friendly team to find out how we can create you a personalised timetable. Whether it’s a mix of art, sport, digital and fashion; or construction, catering, games design and music; or anything in between, you can try the courses you want and build your skills for whatever you want to do in the future!

To find out more and start building your bespoke programme, visit, email [email protected] or call 01226 216 150. Alternatively, attend the College’s free pizza lunch event on Thursday 6 January to find out about the range of courses on offer and start creating your bespoke timetable.

If you are aged 19 or above and want to gain new qualifications or learn a new hobby in 2022, then come along to our Part-time Open Day. The informal event will be held on Saturday 8 January, 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Old Mill Lane campus. Attendees will be able to find out about the range of part-time courses and qualification available. Find out more about the event at

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