ADVISORS are being sought to help two school companies make successful businesses.

Rossendale Enterprise Trust needs advisors for the young enterprise teams in high schools in Rawtenstall and Haslingden and is appealing for business people in the Valley who have time to spare to give them a call.

Chief executive of Rossendale Enterprise Trust Joyce Livesey said: "I am asking people to get in touch if they have a little free time and some business skills which could be passed on to young people.

"They will be given all the training needed and there will be a link teacher at the sessions to work with them. It involves two hours a week at the most."

Debra Mitchell, of Musbury Fabrics in Helmshore, was an advisor last year.

She said: "I became aware of young enterprise during my school years, and later, as an employer, noticed that young enterprise achievers invariably appeared on my interview shortlist, which proves that the scheme is a success.

"The skills and expertise that the students gain are clearly visible and can help them to secure a career in a competitive market.

"From my own point of view, not only have I gained new friends and business acquaintances, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and can demonstrate to any future employer that I have spent my time-out wisely, and dedicated much more time and effort in developing entrepreneurs of the future."

Anyone who can help can contact Joyce Livesey on 01706 229838 or chairman of young enterprise Peter Davenport on 01706 852345.