Edith Bowman in search for aspiring entrepreneurs


RADIO Presenter Edith Bowman joined forces with two of the UK’s youngest social entrepreneurs, 19-year-old Bejay Mulenga and Liam Tootill, today to launch a search for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The Supa Academy initiative has begun a search for 500 young people to take part in the UK’s first retail ‘Hack’ event.

The trio appeared at Supa Academy’s pop-up “application station” located at the London Old Street Underground Station, where people can go to apply and find out more about the July event.

Edith Bowman is a home-grown Scottish entrepreneur
Edith Bowman is a home-grown Scottish entrepreneur


Hosted by Edith Bowman and created in partnership with Barclays LifeSkills, the Supa Academy Hack 2015 will take place July 24th–26th at The Old Truman Brewery, London – with 500 places up for grabs.

The only catch is that applicants have to be aged between 18 and 24 years old and have a hunger for enterprise.

Edith Bowman, who recently launched her own book, Great British Music Festivals, said, “What Liam and Bejay have created with Supa Academy is really special. It’s pretty incredible to see them working so hard to inspire the UK’s next generation of entrepreneurs, and I’m very excited to be an ambassador for Supa Academy.

“Interestingly, I think it’s going to have a real festival vibe, with live music, stalls, and a variety of engaging activities, so I’ll most definitely be in my comfort zone!”

Supa Academy Co-Founder, Bejay, said, “The Supa Academy Hack 2015 is designed to encourage a sense of entrepreneurial spirit in teenagers and young adults taking their first steps in business and enterprise.

“We’ve already had a huge amount of interest in the event, as it will be the first of it’s kind, so we’re looking forward to ambitious young people coming forward to take part.”