The government is hoping that self-employment opportunities can be a viable route to financial independence and possible creation of jobs within an entrepreneurial environment.

Under their ‘Big Society’ agenda, local businesses and community led supporters will start & manage Enterprise Clubs, increasing information & knowledge to its participants, building their confidence and increasing their chances of establishing a successful business.

One of only two areas within UK, Coventry & Warwickshire have been selected to trial the first few events.

The pilot event took place on Thursday 17th February 2011 at the WEETEC in Willenhall, Coventry and Rob Simpson, Managing Director of Simpson Financial Services, volunteered a few hours of his time to assist with an informal workshop, made up of local delegates, all interested in starting their own business.

Rob was responsible for the advice surrounding Access To Finance (no small challenge in the current economical environment) and this was delivered to breakout groups of delegates.

When asked about the event Rob said, “It was a few hours of mine and the other volunteers time given to an important movement in our society. However, I think the most pleasing aspect of the entire event was the number of talented delegates who are looking to enter the arena of self employment and I am sure many of them will succeed.”