The business acumen of four Herefordshire students has been recognised and rewarded through the FSB Herefordshire Three Colleges Enterprise Scholarship.
The Scholarship aims to encourage the County’s 16-19 and 19 + year old students to develop a viable business idea or fledgling business and then to demonstrate how they would develop it in the real world. Their proposals are reviewed by a panel of business and academic experts who award ‘winner’ and ‘highly commended’ prizes in the two age categories. These include cash rewards to help the students take their proposal or new business to the next level.
The scheme is run through a partnership of the Federation of Small Businesses’ Herefordshire Branch, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford Sixth Form College and Herefordshire & Ludlow College. Any students from the three colleges can take part provided they are studying full or part time on an accredited course.
This year, the winner in the 16 to 19 year old category was Morgan Doody-Henshaw, and Louisa Sadler was highly commended. Both are students at Hereford College of Arts.
In the Over 19 year old category, the winner was Henry Rogers, who studies at Hereford & Ludlow College while Kieran Jones, also from Hereford College of Arts, was highly commended.
FSB Herefordshire committee member Heidi-Chamberlain Jones, founder and MD of Minx media presented the awards and commented:
“This year I have been bowled over once again by the breadth and quality of the submissions we received. It was a real challenge to whittle these down to our four award winners for 2017. I am confident that they, along with all the other students who submitted their ideas, will go on to achieve their ambitions in the future. I hope that FSB will be able to help them on their business journey”.