University celebrates young enterprise at awards ceremony

The University of Wolverhampton was proud to recently host the ‘Young Enterprise Awards Ceremony’ for the Black Country.

Young Enterprise, which is an organisation that runs business initiatives to inspire the UK’s next generation of leaders, aims to help young people make the connection between school and work.

The event, which took place on May 19 2016 at the University’s Business School, situated opposite the Molineux stadium, ran from 5pm until 9pm and welcomed around 100 guests.

Business students from local schools presented their work to a panel of judges from company, Homeserve, in hopes of winning prizes for a range of different categories; including best presentation and best product.

In attendance were students, staff and parents, as well as the Mayor of Wolverhampton, who was delighted to present the winners with their awards.

Young Enterprise Award Winners

In total there were nine groups competing, including one from Walsall Academy and two from Queen Mary’s.

Steve Grady, Associate Dean of Marketing, Recruitment & Outreach for the Faculty of Social Sciences said: “I am delighted that the University of Wolverhampton Business School was able to host and support this year’s Black Country Area Final of the Young Enterprise scheme.

“The enthusiasm and commitment of the participants was a real credit to the schools that they represented and demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit of young people in the Black Country.

“There were many excellent and creative ideas on display, both at the company trade stands and in the team presentations. My personal congratulations go out to all of the participants on the scheme – it was truly inspirational!”

The Award categories and winners consisted of:

Best Company Report – Revise Wise (Windsor High School)

Best Trade Stand – Captain Can (Queen Mary’s Walsall)

Best Presentation – Blanc Books (Heath Park School)

Best Customer Service – IOU (Walsall Academy)

Best Product – Ignite (The Kingswinford School)

Best Director – Lace Jones (Heath Park School)

Best Company 2016 Runner Up – Blanc Books (Heath Park School)

Best Company 2016 Winner – Revise Wise (Windsor High School)

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Date Issued: Friday 20 May 2016

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