Wednesday, 11 June 2014


The British Council is delighted to announce the launch of its Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme for 2014.  The programme seeks to celebrate, support and connect emerging innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in the creative and cultural industries around the world.

Since 2004, 51 countries across the world have taken part in the YCE programme.   This year, we will be running in Egypt one award: Design and Fashion.  

The main aim of the programme is to act as a springboard to build future business and form lasting collaborations in the UK and globally.

The winner will have a fantastic opportunity to make cultural and business contacts and to network with a diverse group of international entrepreneurs by travelling to the UK for a unique programme of meetings with UK industry experts, international peer networking, practical business skills workshops and attendance at key UK industry events. The trip provides the winner an amazing insight and access into the UK creative industries and wide range of contacts. 


Applicants must:

  • Own or be the driving force behind a young business in the fashion OR design sector with at least 2 years’ experience and no more than 7 years in business.
  • Be entrepreneurial and have shown their ability in the promotion of  that creative sector in their country, in either a commercial context, public context, or both 
  • Through their character, drive and abilities, demonstrate their potential to be a future leader of the sector in their country and a future partner for the UK
  • Have English language skills to IELTS 6  - ‘competent user’ or above
  • N/B the entire UK tour will be conducted in English so a high competency in the language is essential


Applicants for the Design and Fashion Award will be drawn from:

  • Architecture, interiors and environment
  • Product design manufacture: furniture, industrial products and craft
  • Design promotion: exhibitions, events, festivals and retail
  • Consultants providing specialist services in any of the areas outlined 
  • Fashion, textile, accessories or perfume design and production
  • Fashion promotion: shows, exhibitions, festivals, events
  • Fashion retail: buying, merchandising
  • Fashion product research, sourcing, supply chain management
  • Fashion marketing, PR, branding, journalism
  • Fashion publishing, communications, websites
  • Consultants providing specialist services in any of the areas outlined 

Complete your application form on the following link by 30 June 2014.

For further information please contact: Rose marie Gad, Communications Manager, British Council Egypt, Tel: +(202) 3300 1851  -  Email: 

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We work in more than 100 countries and our 7000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes.


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