Nominations are now open for Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2019

Lord Mayor Cllr Steve Wilson and his consort Karl at the Awards Event in 2018, with BBC Apprentice star Adam Corbally presenting to Sue and Hannah of Inspire Ignite.

Hull Youth Enterprise Awards recognise Hull’s enterprising schools, young people and their supporters, and are part of the #MadeInHull Campaign to raise the profile of enterprise skills and youth entrepreneurship.

The awards recognise Hull’s enterprising schools and businesses and are organised by Hull City Council in partnership with the Hull Youth Enterprise Bank.

Award categories:

• The Maxwell Bird most enterprising school in Hull 2019

• The business that has done the most to promote enterprising young people in the City 2019

• The Sheila Waudby Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

• The Kevin McNamara Most Enterprising Teacher 2019

• The Jane Disbrey Enterprising Student Award 2019

• The Betty Hewitt Newcomer to Enterprise Education Award 2019

Special awards

• The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Award

• The Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Award

• The Gordon Wilson Youth Enterprise Leadership Award

• The Jack Brignall Youth Enterprise Award

The awards are sponsored by local businesses and organisations from across the city. This year’s award winners will be announced in Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.

The deadline for completed entry forms will be 1st October and judging will be completed by 10 October.

Winners will be invited to receive their award from from Councillor Steven Wilson Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber, at the celebration event on at KCOM Craven Park during Global Entrepreneurship Week . 

Ross Bennett MD Engaging Education and Chair Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Partnership said: “I look forward to welcoming the nominations for these awards from across the city as we look to develop Hull’s entrepreneurial culture amongst our young people.

“The HERYEP, in collaboration with the Hull City Council, is committed to supporting our enterprising young people. We are more than aware that the young people of Hull are our future, and we want them to move forward in life equipped with the right skills to build successful careers.

“I particularly welcome the new award in the memory of the late Cllr Betty Hewitt , a champion of young people in the city that sadly passed away this year.”

Nick Sangwin, MD of the Sangwin Group and Chair of Global Entrepreneurship Week Planning Group, added: “There is no doubt that Hull, as a city, has real commitment through the Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Partnership to develop the enterprising skills of young people. With the right support and encouragement, Hull’s young people are truly enterprising. Whilst not all will pursue an entrepreneurial career in the future, the majority of them will most certainly use their skills in the workplace.”

Last year Ben Robinson was honoured with The Sheila Waudby Most Enterprising Student of the Year Award and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, he said: “For nearly two  years my reptile educational services business has had support from Hull City Council and its many partners. I am very proud to be associated with them, especially during Global Entrepreneurship Week and as a Youth Enterprise Ambassador.”

For nomination forms contact the Youth Enterprise team on 01482 – 613489

[Charles Cracknell – Hull City Council]