Local young business stars take top business award

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Monday, February 24th, 2014
Business, Community

Young Enterprise NI – the leading business education charity – recognised the hard work of local students at their annual Trade Fair at Rushmere Shopping Centre.

Students from Rathore School, Newry started the company ‘Odds & Ends’ as part of the Young Enterprise NI Team Programme.

Students from Newtownhamilton High School have created businesses as part of the Young Enterprise QuickStart Programme.

With 4 companies represented it was the business named ‘Wee Minnies’ that took the top prize, while their colleagues ‘The Bargain Dealers’ took the runner-up spot.

The companies treated shoppers at Rushmere Shopping Centre to a range of hand crafted homewares, novelty items, sweet treats and Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

Young people with special needs taking part in the Young Enterprise ‘Team Programme’ from the Southern Health & Social Care Trust were also commended for their business ‘Arc Enterprisers’ as they took the Runner Up prize in their category.

Rathore School’s Team Programme company were also in attendance impressing shoppers with their handmade crafts and greetings cards.

Rushmere Shopping Centre’s Martin Walsh hosted the event, commenting, “Northern Ireland is brimming with young, entrepreneurial talent and it’s vital that we provide them with an outlet to showcase what they have to offer and to assist them in building up their knowledge and know-how to succeed.”

Young Enterprise NI is a charity and is part-funded by the Department of Education. For further information and for details volunteering and fundraising opportunities please visit www.yeni.co.uk.
Caption:
Newry – Rathore School.JPG– Students from Rathore School started the company ‘Odds & Ends’ as part of the Young Enterprise NI Team Programme. Students attended the Young Enterprise Ni Trade Fair at Rushmere Shopping Centre on Thursday 6th February selling handmade greetings cards to shoppers.
Newtownhamilton HS.JPG– Newtownhamilton High School students started 4 businesses as part of the Young Enterprise NI QuickStart Programme display their products at the Trade Fair at Rushmere Shopping Centre. Alanna Burns, Joel Ewart, Adam McCullough and Alice Harmon representing their companies Bargain Dealers, Wheeler Dealers, Crafty Creators and Mini Makers alongside Young Enterprise NI Ambassador Maria Doran.
Newry – Arc Enterprisers.JPG – Team Programme Runner Up: Paul Kavanagh (Craigavon Borough Council), David Porter & Colm Murphy (Arc Enterprisers, Southern Health & Social Care Trust), Lynda McKinley (Southern Health & Social Care Trust), Jonathan Jackson (Team Leader).

Notes to editors:
Young Enterprise is a company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity. The organisation operates under licence to Young Enterprise UK, and is part of Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise (JAYE) globally, with a purpose to inspire young people to engage in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

For media enquiries please contact
Alastair Luke
Stakeholder Engagement Officer
Young Enterprise NI
Tel: 028 9032 7003
Email: alastair.luke@yeni.co.uk


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