Words of encouragement for youngsters at Junior Enterprise Awards

July 28, 2014 1:46 pm

Junior Enterprise Awards

The Junior Enterprise competition, run as a partnership between the Mansfield Learning Partnership and Mansfield 2020, gave students from schools across Ashfield and Mansfield, the opportunity to create their own business and sell their products to the general public.

Schools involved were: All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy, The Brunts Academy, Garibaldi College, Kirkby College, The Manor Academy, Meden School and Shirebrook Academy.

Local businessman Malcolm Hall gave a speech via video and urged youngsters to aspire. The evening also celebrated primary school learners from the Garibaldi and Manor family of schools who had completed transition projects as part of Junior Enterprise.

Awards on the evening were:

  • Best Team – sponsored by Halifax, and awarded to Colourful Creations from Meden School.
  • Most Community Related Product – sponsored by Vision West Nottinghamshire College, and awarded to Stuff in Mugs from The Brunts Academy.
  • Best Product – sponsored by Mansfield 2020, and awarded to JLM from Kirkby College.
  • Best Market Stall Presentation – sponsored by Linney Group, and awarded to JLM from Kirkby College.
  • Most Entrepreneurial Spirit – sponsored by Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, and awarded to Pretty Little Scents from All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy.
  • Most Profitable Product – sponsored by Mansfield District Council, and awarded to Stuff in Mugs from The Brunts Academy.
  • Best Radio Advert – sponsored by Mansfield Town Football Club, and awarded to T-Nails from Garibaldi College
  • Overall Winner – sponsored by Hall Fast Industrial Supplies, and awarded to JLM from Kirkby College.

Berni Dickinson, Director of the Mansfield Learning Partnership, said: ‘This year’s competition was fantastic and it was wonderful to see all of the young people who were involved. This competition is a testament to the partnership working we have in Mansfield, local businesses supported each team to bring their ideas to life, and it will give these young people something to really be proud of and take into the future.”

“I’d like to thank all of the schools, businesses and the young people who made this event possible for this, our 3rd year, and I look forward to making it bigger and better next year!”

Visit Mansfield Learning Partnership’s website for more information on this and the other work that they do with local schools.  Invest Ashfield & Mansfield can also help local companies to benefit from employing apprentices, offering undergraduate and graduate placements.

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