Four founding members of Coleg Cambria’s Enterprise Committee have been selected runners-up in Wrexham’s Social Enterprise Award (Young People Category) and awarded a Highly Commended certificate.
George Wilbraham, Gugulabazali Ndlovu, Tushar Bhatia and Tom Evans founded the Committee in September, after winning an award at another Enterprise Challenge, the prestigious Making Business Happen Awards, held in the University of South Wales in July.
After winning the award, the team put their expertise together to help inspire, encourage and assist other students in their entrepreneurial ambitions. They formed and currently head an Enterprise Committee, based at the Yale site, to spearhead learner-led projects.
With the strap line ‘Entrepreneurship is your passport, Business is your plane, Coleg Cambria can supply your ticket so go ahead and jump onboard’, the group continue to help inspire students in achieving their entrepreneurial dreams.
Open to people aged between 16 and 25, the Wrexham Social Enterprise (Young People) Award recognises the work of any enterprise or individual working in Wrexham either involves young people in its delivery, provides services or activities for young people or is run by young people.
In the short space of the first half term, they have already galvanised students from across the college working on a Christmas market, online shop and prom events amongst other projects.
Commenting on their work, the Enterprise Committee said: “Being involved in projects which are having a positive impact on those around is a very special feeling.
“We are thrilled to have been involved in both the Enterprise Committee here in college and a part of this special award. We are very grateful for the continuing, outstanding support we receive from Coleg Cambria every single day.”
Rona Griffiths, Deputy Director Learner Experience & Enterprise added: “George, Gugu, Tushar and Tom are phenomenal students. On top of their studies and busy lives, they use their expertise, energy, entrepreneurial and networking talents into creating projects that will be of benefit to students at Coleg Cambria.
“I particularly admire the way that they have encouraged students from across the college to work together to make things happen.”
For more information on enterprise and entrepreneurship at Coleg Cambria contact Rona Griffiths firstname.lastname@example.org.