Group Chief Executive Officer's blog

The Gazelle Group: entrepreneurship as a strategic driver for change

The Gazelle Group: entrepreneurship as a strategic driver for change:

The Gazelle Group is a new initiative from Generator Enterprises Limited, a company created by five college principals - myself, Fintan Donohue (North Herts College), Richard Thorold (Gateshead College), Amarjit Basi (New College Nottingham) and Mariane Cavalli (Warwickshire College) - with an exclusive focus on building a recognisable cluster of entrepreneurial colleges within the next five years.

StartUp Lounge: the enterprise engine

Welcome to the newest part of City College Norwich - the Startup Lounge! It’s been a few months in the creation - and a few years in building the underpinning theory and pedagogy, but finally it’s here. The StartUp Lounge  will become a cornerstone product for Generator Enterprises Ltd - StartUp Lounge in a box! (everything you need to know about creating such a facility)

"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can..."

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t - Vidal Sassoon”

Student StartUp Challenge

Have you ever watched contestants on the Apprentice and thought “I could do better than that”?  Well now’s your chance with our StartUp Challenge, in which you get to set up your own temporary clothing shop!

But hurry!  This exclusive StartUp Challenge is timed to coincide with the busy Christmas shopping period and you need to ACT NOW if you want to be part of the excitement!

Here’s how it works: working in teams, you will put your business acumen and fashion retail ideas into practice by setting up your very own pop-up shop. 

Design an App competition - win an iPad!

Use your imagination to come up with a concept for an App to promote internet safety to students and you could win an iPad! 

This exciting and easy to enter competition is being organised by Suffolk-based charity SAFEChild.

How to enter

To enter the competition, all you have to do is to come up with an idea for an App that is practical, appealing to students and which contains key information for promoting internet safety.

All you need to do is come up with:

Business leaders wanted for Governor positions

Are you a business leader with the skills set and experience that could help our educational institutions innovate, succeed and provide truly transformative opportunities for students?

We are looking for proven business leaders who want to give something back and who are willing to dedicate some of their time, energy and passion to one of our organisations* by becoming a Governor.

If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Sue Millions, Assistant to the Company Secretary on 01603 773383 or by email to