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Thursday 3rd June - Bridge 2 Business - ‘Enterprise Educator Awards 2021’

The Bridge 2 Business ’Enterprise Educator Awards 2021 is a celebration of  ‘all things enterprise’ across FE colleges in Scotland. The awards recognise and reward students, educators and individuals who are leading the way in enterprise across Scotland. The awards will once again be a virtual event for this year and will take place on June 3 at 7pm. 

Full information is below on the categories open for entry, criteria and how to apply.

The deadline for entering is Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Entries can be made here


Pawprint Eco  Innovation Award

This award recognises a project or start-up enterprise that has had a successful innovative approach towards the development of a product or service. The judges are looking for examples of ideas, and a strong understanding of innovation to create either; a solution to a problem, a commercial opportunity, or the development of a new process.  The judges will also be looking at an innovative approach to adapting a business product or service digitally due to Covid-19.

Social Investment Scotland  Social Enterprise Team Award

This award is for an innovative team of students that have created a Social Enterprise project or activity. The judges are looking for the most innovative led-student team that can demonstrate a charitable or social enterprise focused activity as part of a college group/project.

FutureX Local Hero Of The Year Award

This accolade will go to the most inspirational role model that has shown a commitment to supporting FE College Students that have engaged in the Bridge 2 Business Programme to develop their business idea. 

CDN FE College Enterprise Educator of the Year Award

This award will go to a FE College Lecturer/Employee who is leading the way in enterprise education within their institution. They may be promoting business and enterprise skills development during lessons, hosting enterprising workshops and events or creating enterprise projects and competitions.  Special recognition will also be given to educators who have adapted successfully during blended learning, to offer additional support to students.

AAB Consulting Enterprising Student of the Year Award

This award will go to the FE College Student who has shown the most enterprising spirit and creative approach to not only blended learning, but also a specialised project or business idea. The judges are looking for examples of how a combination of college study and business skills development has led to either a start-up enterprise, sustainable employment or FE / HE progression.

Elevator Enterprising FE College of the Year Award

This award will go to the college that is leading the way in enterprise within Further Education throughout Scotland. The judges are looking for innovative approaches to adapted to blending learning and new digital processes that have supported the students during this time.  The judges are also looking for examples of enterprising team projects and initiatives that have developed the business skills and knowledge, of both students and lecturers alike.

Judges 2021
Elaine Calderwood, David Maitland, Lucy Thomson


David Maitland - Tonic Note Records

Lucy Thomson - Coach Lucy

Elaine Calderwood - Scottish Enterprise

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