DARWEN Aldridge Community Academy (DACA) will mark Global Entrpreneurship Week, from today.

The focus of this year’s event is ‘passing on’ practical help and support to start-up businesses and those looking to take their first steps into the business world.

The aim at DACA is to create a collaborative, local and practical week, enabling people to learn about the support available to entrepreneurs in Darwen. The activities range from an entrepreneurship competition to a business breakfast networking meeting.

Assistant principal for entrepreneurship and community Michelle Billington said: “We have invited members of the local business community to attend our business breakfast. Andrew Graham from Graham and Brown will give a key note speech and pass on his business knowledge while people enjoy breakfast and pass on practical help and support and more.”