The best young entrepreneurs, schools and businesses in Hull are crossing their fingers ahead of a prestigious awards night in the city.
The Hull Youth Enterprise Awards will highlight the outstanding work of businesses and business people in nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs in Hull.
The event is organised by Hull City Council in partnership with the city’s business community and the Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Partnership.
This year, more than 150 individuals and organisations have received nominations. The finalists for the 2019 awards will be invited to an event which will be held in November at Craven Park.
The winners will this year be announced by former BBC Apprentice contestant and business figure Adam Corbally, who will be joined by the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Steve Wilson and his consort Karl Hudder, as well as Emma Hardy MP.
Adam said: “There is no doubt that Hull as a city has real commitment through Hull City Council and the Hull and East Riding 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.”
“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.”
Ben Robinson, of Prehistoric Hull, a winner last year, said: “It was a great honour last year to receive Most Enterprising Young Person Award 2019 and I have enjoyed my year acting as ambassador for Making Changes for Careers Programme and supporting enterprise events and activities in the city.”
The Maxwell Bird Most Enterprising School in Hull 2019 sponsored by Pickering Lifts: Gillshill Primary, St Marys College, Priory Primary, School of Construction Hull College and Craven Primary.
The individual/business that has done the most to promote an enterprise culture in the city 2019 sponsored by Springfield Training: James Fairbank KCOM, Di Garbera Goldings Computer Services Ltd and Raeann Rooms AB Rooms, Sue Altass & Hannah Cheshire Inspire Ignite,
The Sheila Waudby Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 sponsored by John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank: Sarah Fenwick TreeFellas Ltd, Beth and Becca of Gray’s Boutique, Leah Ariss of Amethyst Cleaning, Cloie Hockney of Cloie Couture, Robin Coates of Rock N’ Rose and Fynn Hooper Life & Loom.
The Kevin McNamara Most Enterprising Teacher 2019 sponsored by Hull City Council: Graham Henderson MC4C, Helen Robinson Ganton School, Deborah Wilson Bishop Burton, and Vicky McKinnon St Marys College.
The Jane Disbrey Most Enterprising Student Award 2019 sponsored by John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank: Theo Farrer Wilberforce College, Lucy Musgrave Kelvin Hall School and Erika Vaitevicute Hull College.
The Betty Hewitt Newcomer to Enterprise Education 2019 sponsored by Engaging Education: Sue Pleasance HCAL, and Paul Gillen Craven Primary, Graham Henderson MC4C, Zallie Barratt, Hull College.