PL Enterprise

PL Enterprise Challenge final 2018

Young people engaged in business activities courtesy of enterprise programme which has been running since 2008

Premier League Enterprise activity has been delivered by Premier League and English Football clubs since 2008.

In 2013 this work was recognised with the programme winning the 2013 Enterprising Britain Award in addition to receiving a special commendation in the 2013 European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

To build upon this success the Premier League, in partnership with Comic Relief (through its Sport Relief department) developed a new PL Enterprise programme in September 2014.

This programme has enabled 27 clubs to provide unique and high-quality enterprise education in their local communities and has had a positive impact on young people, particularly in increasing confidence, aspirations, attendance and motivation at school.

Premier League Enterprise objectives:

  • inspire young people to engage positively in education
  • develop important life skills
  • raise awareness of the world of work

Since the Sport Relief partnership began, 25,600 participants have been engaged across 491 schools while 8,367 accredited qualifications have been obtained.

This year will see the core programme delivered by 26 clubs.

In addition, a further six clubs will join them for the PL Enterprise Challenge, an annual football business challenge set by Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore.

As part of the Challenge, each football club delivers heats to select a representative team, who then attend one of six regional "play-offs".

The winners of each play-off get the chance to representative their club in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge Final pitching their business idea to a panel of experts from the sport and business world.

In the 2017/18 challenge, 31 clubs engaged 140 schools with 900 young people taking part.

And for the first time there were joint winners: Broadgreen International representing Everton and Wigan Athletic's Lathom High School.

Premier League Enterprise Challenge Roll of Honour

2017/18 Everton and Wigan Athletic
Derby County
2015/16 Manchester United
2014/15 Blackpool
2013/14 West Ham United
2012 Middlesbrough
2011 Blackpool
2010 Tottenham Hotspur
2009 Everton