• Cambria’s Enterprise Committee Runners-up in Wrexham’s Social Enterprise Award

The four founder 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, following on from winning an award at another Enterprise Challenge, the prestigious Making Business Happen Awards, held in the University of South Wales in July.

In true Coleg Cambria spirit, the team put their expertise and their award winnings together to 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. 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.

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.”

The Enterprise Committee’s strapline is ‘Entrepreneurship is your passport, Business is your plane, Coleg Cambria can supply your ticket so go ahead and jump onboard’’. George, Gugu, Tushar and Tom continue to be proof of this.

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.

For more information on enterprise and entrepreneurship at Coleg Cambria contact Rona Griffiths rona.griffiths@cambria.ac.uk.

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