Entrepreneurs Unlocked helps individuals develop their skills to become their own boss and lead crime-free lives.
For many people whose career prospects may be limited due to their criminal record entrepreneurship and self-employment could be the best pathways to a better life.
Empowering people to change their future
We run several programmes in custody and in the community that enable people to understand their talents and develop their skills. Individuals explore their ideas to see if self-employment is for them before working through the next steps. Everything is covered from how to develop their business idea and building a business plan to marketing and paying tax.
People who don’t have a specific business idea can become self-employed sub-contractors in the booming construction sector. They are helped through our Smart Subcontractor programme and sometimes we can help them with tools to get started.
Supporting our communities
Continuous support is given in the community to prison leavers who have been part of our programmes and we work closely with their probation teams. We also help develop entrepreneurial talent with other hard to reach groups such as young people and military veterans.
Cost-effective and meaningful prison activity
Prisons can broaden their learning and skills provision in a cost-effective and reportable way by working with us.