Several Teams from Coleg Cambria were recently selected to take part in Wales’s National Final and Showcase of Entrepreneurial Talent for 16-25 year olds ‘Big Ideas Celebrated’ at Cardiff City Stadium.

‘Big Ideas Celebrated’, gives young people the opportunity to test themselves against the best in Wales, developing skills in a practical way and to show others exactly what they can achieve.

In its first year, this competition attracted over 80 excellent team and individual entries from across all sectors: schools, colleges, universities and individuals outside of education. All finalists were invited to showcase their innovative ideas and were able to attend entrepreneurial workshops and network with other students and entrepreneurs.

Reaching this stage was an achievement in itself and the college was represented by seven teams representing the Yale and Northop sites.

Coleg Cambria students won the following Awards:

Money Matters Award:

1st: The Original Health Company (Gen Ed, Yale): George Wilbraham and Gugu Ndlovu

2nd: EquiTrack (Equine, Northop): Adele Jenkins, Sam Davies, Sian Holt, Amy Platt, Naomi Bennion

Ian Bennett Award:

Buzzing For Dogs (Animal Care, Northop): Bethany Williams, Emily Richards, Molly Jones, Ashleigh Pearse-Kelly

Overall Best Business Award (FE):

Runners up: The Original Health Company (Gen Ed, Yale): George Wilbraham and Gugu Ndlovu

Coleg Cambria, Deputy Director Learner Experience & Enterprise, Rona Griffiths said:

“Coleg Cambria is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit and in its strength in enterprise competitions. All students are able to participate in entrepreneurial activities – either individually or in teams, as part of their studies or as extracurricular activity.

“All 7 teams here were selected for their innovative ideas submitted in term 1, handpicked by external judges and invited to battle it out against the best entrepreneurial young minds in Wales. All were praised on their professionalism, poise, performance and maturity and we at Coleg Cambria are very proud of all who participated and grateful to all staff who supported the learners throughout the process.”

In total, 2 teams from Public Services (Yale), 3 teams from General Education (Yale), 1 team from Animal Care (Northop) and 1 team from Equine (Northop)

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