What is YENO

The principle of YENO is to deliver a range of careers, employability and student enterprise activities and advisory services.

“We want to inspire and encourage young people of Oldham to take advantage of opportunities that areavailable and to make the most of them so that we can build a better future for our town.”

Eric Bishyika
Chairman

Eric Bishyika
Chairman

Eric Bishyika is a young entrepreneur from Oldham who at 13 years old while at
school set up a clothing business (SWClothing) using money saved up from a paper round he used to do. Eric went on to be featured in the BBC News, Channel 4, Manchester Evening News & other articles.

Sonia K Ayaz
Board Member

Sonia K Ayaz is the founder and creative director for Sonia Ayaz vegan handbags. Currently, she is the board member for YENO, as well as former chicklet at the Entrepreneurial Spark Manchester.

Daniel Arundel
Board Member

My name is Daniel I'm 20 from Oldham and love baking. I own and run The Arundel Bakery which supplies to retailers across the country. I am Oldhams Young Entrepreneur of the year 2016.

Nicola Webb
Board Member

I'm Nicola, I am a sixth form student studying business and economics. I was the Managing Director of Flow and runner up for the National Journey award for Young Enterprise. I am Currently looking for a Business Management apprenticeship.

Eric, Sonia & Daniel have been supported with Grants provided by the Oldham Enterprise Trust. Nicola’s Young Enterprise programme was funded by the Oldham Enterprise Trust.