Empowering the next generation, Calvin Eden and Oba Akinwale’s Loud Speaker is transforming young lives through impactful workshops, equipping them with essential life skills for a brighter future.

Calvin Eden and Oba Akinwale are the co-founders of Loud Speaker, an organisation dedicated to delivering impactful life skills workshops to young people across the UK. Having worked in youth development, Eden and Akinwale realised that while young people have enormous potential, many lack the confidence and soft skills to aspire to achieve it.

In 2019, Calvin and Oba founded Loud Speaker to change this. Through their high-energy and relatable workshops, they aim to equip young people with vital skills such as communication, leadership and resilience. So far, their workshops have reached over 120,000 young people, with over 95% reporting increased confidence and new skills.

Looking to the future, Calvin and Oba plan to launch a free national enterprise competition to provide opportunities and teach skills like digital creation, strategy, finance and storytelling to even more young people across the UK. Their goal is for every student to have access to this life-changing experience.

Thanks to their inspiring mission and the real impact they’re making, Calvin and Oba have been named finalists in the 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Dubbed “The Grammys of Entrepreneurship,” the awards ceremony will be held on November 20th at London’s Grosvenor House.

Calvin and Oba are dedicated to unlocking the potential of young people through the power of confidence and communication. To learn more about these inspiring entrepreneurs and Loud Speaker, visit www.loudspeaker.org.uk.