2018 Enactus UK National Expo
On the 9th and 10th April, the top 32 Enactus teams from across the UK competed in the Enactus UK 2018 National Expo at the ExCeL, London.
The dynamic, energy-filled event brought together 700 university students, 70 academics, and over 300 senior UK business leaders across two days in celebration of Youth Social Action and Social Enterprise.
Enactus Edinburgh won the competition after showcasing three of their inspirational social enterprises; Aiding Change, which is providing solar powered hearing aids for those with hearing impediments in Ghana and, Lilypads/Sanitree, two sanitation enterprises which provide reusable sanitary pads for women and girls in Kenya and India.
The National event consisted of more than just the national competition and included an Enterprise and Employability Fair with over 20 corporate and social sector partners and a Project Exhibition in which the students showcased their flagship social and community projects. Other competitions included the “Rookie” league for newcomers and the Commercial Innovation competition.
Enactus Edinburgh will now go on to represent Enactus UK in the 2018 Enactus World Cup in Silicon Valley, USA in October this year.
Andrew Bacon OBE, CEO of Enactus UK was delighted with the success of the event. He said:
“Congratulations to the 2018 National Enactus Champion team from the University of Edinburgh and all of our 59 teams who delivered so much more social and community impact through their projects this year. Every stage of the competition was fiercely contested this year and that is down to the hard work of all involved in the programme be they the team members, the business advisers and volunteers or the support from the university and alumni mentors.”
Watch the 2018 National Expo Flashback Video!