As Patrons and Enterprise Fellows of the prestigious Prince’s Trust, Haroon, Farouq and Akbar support young people by passing on their experience and expertise to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship goes to fund The Enterprise Programme and their support has helped enable over 6,000 young people to go through the programme in the past year.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme supports unemployed young people aged 18-30 to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them.

In 2011/12, 6,038 joined the Enterprise Programme for young people interested in self-employment to explore and test their ideas, write plans and start their own businesses or achieve alternative outcomes in education, training, volunteering or work.

A further 8,163 young people were provided with ongoing mentor support as part of the Enterprise Programme.


The Prince’s Trust is the UK’s leading youth charity which changes the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK through the tools of education, employment and enterprise.

  • The Trust supported 54,105 young people last year
  • 84p out of every pound is spent directly on developing and delivering programmes and services for young people
  • Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.

Farouq and Haroon Sheikh’s generous patronage of The Prince’s Trust has had a profound impact on the lives of dozens of disadvantaged young people in the UK. We are enormously grateful for their loyal support at a time when the need to invest in the youth of today has never been greater.”

Julian Barrell, Director of Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust