Second Phase Circular Success

Last week, YE Scotland was pleased to host our second final for our Circular Economy Challenge.

You may have seen our last article when we hosted our very first young of young eco-warriors at Hampden Park.

This time around, we headed to The Lighthouse in Glasgow - a brilliant venue as it really demonstrates Glasgow's history in creating and inventing.

For the second round of our Circular Economy Challenge we opened up the eligibility from only Glasgow City Council schools into the Greater Glasgow area - we managed to engage with schools from Erskine, East Kilbride and Alexandria, so we were thrilled to be able to continue spreading our challenge within our communities.

Our young entrepreneurs had worked so hard over a number of weeks to create a circular solution to a problem facing our world, with our teams producing some absolutely amazing concepts - our judges had a seriously tough time!

Meet the Judges

  • Mike Thornton: Chair SP Foundation
  • Rebecca Ricketts: Circular Glasgow
  • Darren Wilson: Kabloom Seedboms
  • Nicola Whiteman: Zero Waste Scotland
  • Geoff Leask: YE Scotland Chief Executive

St Mary's, Alexandria won the SEPA Environmental Award

Kelvindale Primary snagged the Circular Glasgow Commercial Award

Kelvindale Primary scooped the Zero Waste Scotland Community Award

Our Chief Exec was thrilled to award the YES Innovation Award to St Joseph's Busby

The winners of our Scottish Power Foundation Overall Business Idea, Blacklaw Primary in East Kilbride

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland
  • Disability Confident
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Good Fundraising

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

Contact Us

Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

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