Enterprise in Sport

CEELS can help you with your entrepreneurial aspirations. With the sporting landscape changing, there has been a growth in the number of private companies and social enterprises delivering sport across the UK. At the University of South Wales, we recognise that many of our students may not want to go and work as an employee for a particular organisation, but instead may want to use their leadership and enterprise skills to set up their own business in the sports industry.

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Workshops & Events

If you have an idea for a new business, or just want to see what it is all about, CEELS can offer guidance and support whilst you embark upon your entrepreneurial journey. 

CEELS holds events, seminars and workshops to help you develop your enterprise skills. Local industry professionals are regularly invited to USW Sport to provide you with an insight into all aspects of running your own business. 

In addition, if you require further advice and help in getting your idea off the ground we have a dedicated Student Enterprise Team that can help. 

Find out more about Student Enterprise.

Social Enterprises

Active Valleys’ is our sport social enterprise which is led by University of South Wales students. Active Valleys operates as a standalone, independent community interest company (CIC) with a formal partnership with the University. This way, students gain first-hand experience of running a sports business, developing business and enterprising skills such as bidding for project tenders, marketing the social enterprise, managing a workforce and overseeing the financial management of the business.

Find out more about Active Valleys.

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Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas runs skills development boot-camps, events and competitions, as well as on-campus business advice, training and funding to help you strike out on your own. 

Bright Ideas Den is your chance to pitch for up to £1,000 to kick start your bright idea. If you have an idea you would like to try out whilst you study or have decided to set up a business on graduation, then the funding and advice available at the Bright Ideas Den could be just what you need.

Find out more about Bright Ideas.

Enterprise in Sport opportunities 

At our annual Employability Fair you are given the opportunity to meet representatives from sports and social enterprise companies, where you can secure your work placement. You will be given the chance to develop your business and enterprise related skills. Last year social enterprise 'Vi-Ability' were among others who offered placements to students, where they gained experience in all aspects of business management.

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Find out more about CEELS

For more information about how CEELS can help you in enterprise, please contact:

Tony Wallis
Lecturer Sports Leadership and Development

Email: [email protected]