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Hull Youth Enterprise Award winners announced - 28/11/16
Winners of the Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2016 have been announced, recognising the best in youth enterprise across schools and businesses in the city.

The awards are organised by Hull City Council, in partnership with the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, and saw over 50 individuals and organisations nominated.
The winners are:
  • The most Enterprising School 2016 sponsored by RB was Ganton Special School.
  • The winner of the business that has done the most to promote a youth enterprise culture in the city was the Swift Group
  • The Sheila Waudby Young Entrepreneur of the Year award was Ross Bennett of Engaging Education
  • The Most Enterprising Teacher sponsored by Sangwin Group was Zoe Stephenson of Gillshill Primary.
  • The Jane Disbrey Most Enterprising Student Award, sponsored by Swift, was Nathan Jones of St Mary's College
  • The Best Newcomer school/Individual to Enterprise Education sponsored by Tech4Schools was won by Nikki Leslie of Mersey Primary

    The following young people also won special awards:
  • Vaughan Curnow of Green Power Trust was awarded the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank,
  • Kirsty Barr of the Making Changes for Careers Programme was awarded the Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Leadership Award,
  • Mike Melvin was awarded the Jack Brignall Youth Enterprise Award, and
  • Neale Harrison of RB was awarded the Youth Enterprise Champion Award 2016.

    Ross Bennett, winner of Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 award, said: ""It was a great honour to be announced as Hull's Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 and I am looking forward to acting as an ambassador for youth enterprise in Hull, and working with the young entrepreneurs network #THUDYorkshire, which is to be launched in January.""

    Ruth Badger, Patron of Youth Enterprise Partnership, said: ""There is no doubt that Hull as a city has real commitment through Hull City Council and the Youth Enterprise Partnership to develop the enterprising skills of young people. It never ceases to amaze me how with the right support and encouragement, young people are truly enterprising and whilst not all will go on to be entrepreneurs of the future they certainly will be more enterprising in their outlook and in the workplace.

    ""It was a difficult choice to identify the eventual winners as all those nominated and shortlisted were winners and true ambassadors of Hull.""

    Councillor Webster, Portfolio Holder for learning and skills said: ""Hull is one of the best places in the country for enterprise education and youth entrepreneurship and these awards are a fantastic annual event to recognise this, and also to continue to inspire our young people.""

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