Wed 1 October 2014
From the UK's Enterprising Britain Awards 2014 competition, the judges identified two UK entries to go forward to the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) and we are pleased to announce that both of these projects have been shortlisted. These are:
- Swansea Gower College - Primary to Professional (P2P) - in the Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills category.
Primary to Professional (P2P)engages primary and secondary school pupils introducing them to important entrepreneurial skills including creativity, innovation and risk taking and leads to a specialist enterprise academy for start-up businesses. This has developed into supporting business start-ups with the first Start up Weekend in Wales and the new Tech Hub for new Tech Entrepreneurs. More than 4,000 secondary school pupils have taken part in Young Business Dragons and enterprise is now embedded in a number of educational institutions across Swansea.
- The Sharp Project (Manchester City Council) - in the Improving the Business Environment category.
The Sharp Project has converted a redundant distribution centre into a media hub for over 60 companies, including those specialising in digital content production, digital media and TV and film production. It is where space, power, connectivity and people converge in the inspiring surroundings to develop careers and compete on a global stage. The aim of the project is to reduce barriers that prevent creative and digital businesses from growing, creating work and generating wealth.
Kevin Smith, Chief Executive, Young Chamber UK commented: "We are thrilled that both of our UK entries have been recognised by the judges and made it through to the finals of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards. This is a fabulous achievement."