Manchester businessman sets up fund to help entrepreneurial students
A businessman based in Manchester is launching a new scholarship fund in a bid to help students bring their entrepreneurial dreams to fruition.
Reuben Singh, the CEO and founder of Salford-based telephone answering service alldayPA, is starting the fund to give students up to £9,000 in tuition fee support and allow them to run a business while studying.
Commenting on the venture, Reuben said: “I know myself what it is like to have been in business from a young age, and my experiences setting up from scratch have shaped my understanding of the ever-changing business world.
“It is important to pass on this knowledge and experience to the next generation of entrepreneurs, and one of the ways this can be done is through the Reuben Singh Scholarship Programme.”
He added: “I was privileged to have support behind me as a result of my parents’ own hard work in their business, and financial capabilities at the start of my business career - this is something I am so grateful for.
“I believe it is now my turn to do this not only for my children, but for a number of deserving students wishing to further their business careers.”
Speaking further, Reuben said he believes young entrepreneurs need both first-hand interpersonal interaction and academic qualifications if they are to achieve success in the business world.
The fund is geared towards UK resident undergraduates with entrepreneurial pursuits, from those starting up on ecommerce sites like eBay to founders of new social enterprises.