Young Enterprise Scotland Bridge 2 Business awards announced

Saira Javed - Bridge 2 Business Local Hero of the Year

The first ever awards to focus on enterprise education in the further education sector in Scotland have been announced.

The young Enterprise Scotland Bridge 2 Business awards took place earlier this month with entries from all over Scotland.

Having had over 60 applications for the first ever awards to focus on Enterprise Education in the Further Education sector in Scotland, the judges were able to look at a fantastic quality of Student, Educator and Institution categories that have enabled them to shortlist, and pick the Highly Commended and Award Winners for 2016.

Geoff Leask, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise Scotland said “The Bridge 2 Business Programme has been a huge success in Scotland over the past three years supporting  Scotland’s Colleges to lead the way in their innovative thinking on how to enhance the employment prospects of their college learners. These new awards are a way of highlighting the success stories and encouraging more entrepreneurial activity across colleges and universities in the year ahead.”

The winners were:

North East Scotland College – Entrepreneurial College of the Year

Highly Commended – Dundee & Angus College

Nicholas Gallagher, UHI Inverness College – Entrepreneurial Student of the Year

Highly Commended – Glasgow Kelvin College Student Team – Paulius Zarauskas, Christopher Watt, Ciaran McClymont, Mateusz Mroczek

Madeleine Brown, Edinburgh College – Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year

Highly Commended – Fiona Murnin, New College Lanarkshire

Ross Grattan, Dundee & Angus College – Bridge 2 Business Champion of the Year 

Highly Commended – Jennifer McDonald, Glasgow Clyde College

Saira Javed – Bridge 2 Business Local Hero of the Year 

Highly Commended – Anna Devitt
The judges were:

Matthew Collins, Co-Founder, Collins & Lartey Design
Carolyn Currie, Chief Operating Officer, Women’s Enterprise Scotland
Yvonne Greeves, Enterprise Manager Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland
Nana Hughes-Lartey, Co-Founder, Collins & Lartey Design
Geoff Leask, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland
Samantha McFarlane, Institute of Directors, Young Directors Forum
Graham Morgan, Deputy Chief Executive, Elevator UK
Alan Murray, Lecturer of Business & Enterprise, The University of the West of Scotland