Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2020 to recognise the city’s upcoming entrepreneurs

Finalists have been revealed for the Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2020 which recognises the best young entrepreneurs, schools and businesses in Hull.

The Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2020 are organised by Hull City Council in partnership with the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank.

The Guildhall, Hull City Council. Photo: Jerome Whittingham @photomoments.
The Guildhall, Hull City Council. Photo: Jerome Whittingham @photomoments.

The aim of the annual awards is to highlight the outstanding work of individuals and businesses in nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs in Hull.

This year it has become even more important than ever to recognise and celebrate the success of the city’s young entrepreneurs. There will also be special awards for individuals for their outstanding services to enterprising young people in Hull.

The winners for the 2020 awards will be announced at an online  event on 20th November which will be hosted by former BBC Apprentice contestant and business figure Adam Corbally, and Ross Bennett MD of Engaging Education and Chair Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Partnership. Special guests from our partners the Hook up Dinner in South Africa will also join the online event.

The finalists for this year’s awards are:

Shortlist for the Maxwell Bird Most Enterprising School: Priory Primary School, Gillshill Primary, St Mary’s College, Ganton School and Hull College.

Shortlist for the Kevin McNamara Most Enterprising Teacher/Tutor: Charlene Porteous MC4C, Helen Robinson Ganton School, Vicky McKinnon St Mary’s College. 

Shortlist for the Jane Disbrey Most Enterprising Student/s Award: Benjamin Cornelius of Kingswood Academy, Blue Ceramics Ganton School,  Easter Bonnet Entries Priory Primary School and Anthony Longden MC4C.

Shortlist for the MC4C Learner of the Year: Kara Savage, Anthony Longden, Ella Ounsworthand Atis Tipsis

The Partner of the Year Award to support an enterprise culture in the City 2020: RBKCOMSue Cade In the Right Order, and Sue Altass & Hannah Cheshire Inspire Ignite.

TheSheila Waudby Young Entrepreneur of the Year:  Alex Wilson and Nicole Henry Blush Cleaning, Ash Millar The Plastermaster, Sarah Davies Park Bench, Luke Thornton Influence Media, Chris Jacobsen Slice Marketing ( Hull) Ltd, and Ash and James Badwolf Gaming.

The Young Person who showed the most commitment Award: Rebecca Pettman of Grays Boutique, Laura Suter Free Yourself Drama, Courtney ExelbyCharlene Genter of Resin Randoms.

Tony Robinson OBE Micro Business Champion said: “I am pleased that this year over 200 individuals and organisations have received nominations. I look forward to the announcement of the well-deserved winners in Global Entrepreneurship Week at the online party, so they can get recognition for the enterprising work they do in the city and continue to act as ambassadors for our great City”

Adam Corbally said: “There is no doubt that Hull, during Covid 19, continues with even more passion – if that is possible – to support enterprising young people. As can be seen by the creation of the Emergency Business Fund, established by the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, and the nearly 100 volunteer business mentors who came together from across the country to support young people seeking to set up their business or who needed help to find work.

“I know it will be a difficult choice but all nominations are winners and true ambassadors of Hull and the Humber and I wish them well.”

[Charles Cracknell – Hull City Council Youth Enterprise and Microbusiness Manager]