Coleg Cambria’s Yale Sixth student George Wilbraham was recently announced as runner up in a prestigious and highly competitive challenge: Making Business Happen, hosted by the University of South Wales.

The Making Business Happen Awards highlights entrepreneurial talent and Coleg Cambria had two of their submissions through to the finals: one team and one individual submission from George Wilbraham. George returned with prize of £1,000 and the college was awarded a further £500.

After a trip to Milan, George plans on using the rest of his winnings to support his studies of Business Management at Bath University and his entrepreneurial talents alongside.

George was recently named Coleg Cambria’s Enterprise Student of the year 2018. As well as leading the college’s Enterprise Committee and developing various enrichment activities for fellow students, he has brought home several awards over the past 16 months, both solo and as part of a team, including winning Best Business Skills Award 2018; Gold in the Welsh Skills Finals 2017; Money Matters Award in Big Ideas Wales Celebrated; Silver in the Making Business Happen Awards 2017; Runner up in Big Ideas Celebrated 2017 and runner up in Wrexham’s Social Enterprise Awards 2017.

Coleg Cambria Deputy Director Learner Experience & Enterprise, Rona Griffiths is very proud of George and his achievements said:

“George is a force of nature. He possesses a truly enviable rate of energy, intelligence and intuition, coupled with great focus, persistence and good humour. He has used his entrepreneurial drive to develop student-led enrichment activities through the Enterprise Committee. Students, staff and our chosen charity have all benefited from his hard work.

“He loves a challenge and I would like to wish him all the best, he has a bright future ahead. It’s been a pleasure to support him and other talented students during their time at the college.”

Yale 6th Lecturer in A Level Business, Mel Henry said:

“It has been a pleasure to welcome George at Yale 6th over the last two years. He has been an ambitious and self-driven student who chose to make the most of his 2 years at our College. Not only has he excelled in his A levels he has also grabbed every opportunity presented to him. For example, entering and succeeding in Business competitions, founding our college enterprise committee and supporting our Principal Sue Price in giving a talk to parents during our advice nights. He has been a real inspiration to current and future students.

“George’s journey to success has only just begun, and it will be a pleasure to see what the next chapter after leaving college will bring. I will certainly miss him in class.”

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