City College Brighton and Hove provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in Enterprise and share their entrpreneurial ideas with other like minded students. The College supports and encourages students to develop their knowledge of starting business ventures by providing;
The Government recognises that the delivery of Enterprise in colleges is of central importance and CCB is focused on developing enterprise-related skills. Enterprise students will be able to learn about all aspects of starting a business and will be able to work as part of a team in launching business ventures. Topic areas covered will include (among others); business start-up, promotional and marketing activities, purchasing, communications, customer services. Participation in the Enterprise program will enhance employability skills by allowing students to experience business in a real-world context.
City College Brighton and Hove has announced that its new ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ is local businessman Jeremy Jacobs. Jeremy’s role will be to represent the College’s commitment to enterprise and innovation, supporting students and staff in developing entrepreneurship in practice and planning. He will have an office base at the College and attend surgeries to give advice and guidance. Jeremy is an entrepreneur with extensive business and digital marketing expertise who has been an Account Director for numerous global digital marketing agencies across international markets with clients including Waitrose, Lloyds TSB, Barclays, HSBC, Toyota, BMW, Open University and Qantas.
In 2009, Jeremy co-founded Indulgence Cupcake Company which expanded rapidly and won a contract to supply Virgin Atlantic with cupcakes for 20 daily flights for 2 years. In 2012, the company rebranded to Raise Bakery to allow it to broaden its product range. Jeremy has also featured in Food Network's Cupcake Wars in the US in July 2012.
Jeremy continues to advise businesses and individuals on their digital marketing strategy including search engine optimisation, paid search advertising, social media, online, PR, website design and development, e-commerce and affiliate marketing. His most recent contract was working with Waitrose to augment their paid & natural search and social media strategies.
Commenting on his new role at City College Jeremy said: 'I’m fortunate enough to have made a success of my own business and I am very excited about sharing my experience with others. I’m a responsible business owner and as part of that I want to give back to the community that has supported my business growth. Working with City College is a great way for me to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and also to share invaluable business experience to make their journey more successful. Being a born and bred Brightonian I can’t think of a better place to do it.'
'Jeremy’s entrepreneurial flair, which has enabled him to develop his business ideas into highly successful enterprises, is something that I feel will inspire and motivate our students,' said Amir Bahrami, City College’s Head of Curriculum for Business & Commercial. 'Having him regularly available on campus is a fantastic asset to the College and will help provide students with skills and knowledge that are applicable to all kinds of careers.'
For more information about the Enterprise program please contact a member of the Enterprise team on: Enterprise@ccb.ac.uk