Children at Pen-Y-Bryn Primary School, Cardiff learning key Enterprise Skills


three-year programme, delivered by Wales-based enterprise education specialists

An ambitious three-year programme, delivered by Wales-based enterprise education specialists, 2B Enterprising, in partnership with Principality Building Society, will provide over 450 classroom-based workshops reaching 40,000 children in 51 primary schools across Wales over the next three years.

Pen-Y-Bryn Primary School in Cardiff were among the latest children to receive valuable enterprise skills and were joined by some special visitors from Principality Building Society along with Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Derek Walker, who went along to meet the children and find out more about the benefits of a new partnership between 2B Enterprising and Principality Building Society.

2B Enterprising’s programme, partners businesses with schools to deliver hands-on workshops for 5 to 11-year-olds to learn about enterprise, entrepreneurship, and communications and networking skills as they tackle a range of challenges together. As well as inspiring future generations about the world of business, a suite of teaching resources brings together themes including sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. Colleagues from businesses take part in the workshops in schools, giving pupils the opportunity to meet with professionals who can provide invaluable insights into the world of work.

Tony Smith, Chief Impact and Governance Officer for Principality Building Society, said: “This programme is an integral element of our business-wide Impact strategy, focusing on social mobility through employability.

By engaging with children at the primary school level, we aim to inspire and foster early enterprise skills. Being deeply rooted in the communities we serve, we are dedicated to equipping future generations with the curiosity, skills and confidence they’ll need to do work that they love.”

Commenting on the programme, Derek Walker, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said: “Through integrating the Well-being of Future Generations Act into its impact strategy, Principality is demonstrating how business can and must play its part in achieving Wales’ well-being goals for a better life for people now and for future generations.

“We need all businesses to put the well-being of current and future generations at the heart of their business model and in the way they engage with our communities.

“Teaching children about entrepreneurship, with a focus on well-being and sustainability, will help support the future leaders we need for a Wales where everyone can thrive.”

Jayne Brewer, Chief Executive Officer of 2B Enterprising added: “2B Enterprising has been developing Enterprise resources since before enterprise education was made part of the primary curriculum in Wales in 2021. The programme is aligned with the “Well-being Goals” for Wales, and we have already engaged with more than 100 corporate partners in sectors as diverse as construction, hospitality, finance, technology, retail and tourism, supporting over 300 Primary Schools.  Our partnership with Principality is the most significant we have secured to date and represents a real shift in businesses’ reasons for engaging with primary schools. Principality’s commitment to partner with 50 schools in Wales is a true testament their drive to improve social mobility. We are very proud that they have seen us as a core link to supporting this and look forward to working with them to help raise the aspirations of young people in Wales and give access to resources and role models to help shape a resilient, prosperous Wales.”

The programme is being rolled out across the 51 schools throughout Wales for the next three years with more than 450 lessons and resources delivered to over 40,000 children.