THE Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has launched a project aimed at the over-50s.

They are teaming up with Enterprise UK as part of their Northwest Enterprise Awareness Campaign to find older entrepreneurs who can help inspire others of a similar age to set up their own businesses.

Becoming a Northwest Enterprise Ambassador opens the door to new networks, advice, public relations support and opportunities both regionally and nationally.

Already supporting the campaign are entrepreneurs such as Secret Millionaire star Dawn Gibbins and founder of LeaderGen, Marilyn Comrie OBE.

Sarah Bevan-Fischer, head of Northwest Enterprise, said: “I never cease to be amazed by the creativity and resilience of entrepreneurs who seem to be able to turn adverse conditions into opportunities at every occasion.

“We are looking for enthusiastic entrepreneurs over the age of 50 to share their stories and inspire others to take control today and start their very own enterprising journeys.”

Enterprise UK also hosts a number of ambassador events throughout the year, including the upcoming Ambassador Roundtable Discussion in partnership with PRIME.

Heather Radley of PRIME said: “Events like this are incredibly important to the continued support and promotion of older entrepreneurs.

“With unemployment and age discrimination in the conventional workplace, more and more people over the age of 50 are taking control and starting their own businesses.”

If you want to become a Northwest Enterprise Ambassador or want more information, contact Jacqueline Bouch on 0151 229 1787 or email