Michele Farmer is the Prince’s Trust Director for Central England, a region that stretches from the Welsh border to the Norfolk coast. Across this region full of contrasts, the Trust works with c15000 young people aged 11-30, helping them towards work or self-employment.
The Trust has a long history of supporting young people to set up in business and is proud to be represented at the Great British Entrepreneur awards. In the Central England region alone, two thousand young people completed the Enterprise programme in 2017/18 and hundreds more benefiting from Prince’s Trust Online that launched in 2017.
In March 2018 the Trust opened a flagship new centre in Birmingham. Located in Digbeth, at the heart of the city, the converted Victorian warehouse provides a skills and enterprise hub for the next generation.
Originally trained as a curator, Michele is passionate about the arts and creativity and has spent many years working in social enterprise and in local government, always championing young people, especially those who may not have had the best start in life.