The LionHeart Challenge is a fantastic and unrivalled practical learning experience for Young People. It gives them time with experienced Business Coaches, Entrepreneurs and successful start up Businesses, introducing Young People to the wonders of creating and managing a Business. The Winners will undoubtedly create the wealth and be the Business Leaders of Tommorrow.

Brian Kingham
Brian Kingham,
Founder and Chairman
of Reliance Security
Group Ltd

Our Business Is:Making Young Business People.

What is The LionHeart Challenge?

The LionHeart Challenge is a Nationwide Enterprise Programme, acclaimed by Sir Howard Davies MBE (former Director of The London School of Economics & Political Science) and was chosen as a National Flagship by the National Learning & Skills Council for Enterprise. During the last few years the Programme has been delivered to over 250,000 Pupils up and down the 9 regions of the country.

It involves a School's Students partaking in a high energy and high impact Business Challenge which is ran in a period of one working day within a School setting, and is delivered by our in-house trained, highly skilled and dedicated Business Coaches.

Each Challenge day commences with the announcement of a Cutting Edge; Highly Technical Economic Theme of National Importance (please click here to view previous examples). On recieving The Challenge Theme the Student Teams (comprising of 10 Non-Friendship Group Pupils) must come together and work as a team and, inline with their Business Coach's mentoring and their understanding and use of pre-printed structured Materials that LionHeart provide, develop a comprehensive Business Proposal comprising:


A Full HR Solutions Plan for their Team of Individuals

A Product Solution which is based on the Needs and Wants of an Identified Target Customer

A Full Financial Solution

A Full Marketing Solution 


On completion of the above, the Team then put together, practice and rehearse their Team Final Presentation that they shall give to their room of Peers, Teachers, Business Professionals and Judges to try and ensure that their Business Idea will lead them to success!

LionHeart run these Challenges from a Key Stage 2 Level, through Key Stages 3 and then 4 before moving into Post 16 and beyond (to read more about the Progressionary Pathway please click here). Each of our Challenges is purposely designed to allow for either individual uptake or a progressionary series uptake (i.e. The Key Stage 3 Programme is a great kick start to the Key Stage 4 Programme and so on).

Additionally they are all staged at a level that is Challenging but applicable to each Schooling Level, while still ensuring that the Students undertaking The Challenge are given a prime opportunity to learn Key Technical Business Disciplines (in Marketing, Finance, HR, Product Design etc) whilst, in tandem, gaining valuable and vital Core Enterprising and Transferrable Skills including the ability to overcome problems, teamworking and commitment to the task amongst many others.


To read more about The LionHeart Continuum please click here.

To read a little further about the main elements of LionHeart, including its evaluation process and our alignment with Government Policy then please click here.