UK Success for Fortrose

  • Venture win second runner up prize in UK Finals
  • Venture pick up Creativity Award from Disney
  • Top Three in UK Journey Award

Venture from Fortrose Academy was awarded second runner up in the UK finals of Young Enterprise's flagship Company Programme (London 18th June 2019) and also brought home the Disney Creativity Award.

The team with their entrepreneurial Venture impressed the judges by their creative work to develop and produce a range of products to use with people living with dementia, together with the partnerships they formed within their community and beyond to ensure their products can reach those who could benefit from them.

HSBC Company of the Year Award (3rd)HSBC Company of the Year Award (3rd)

Venture made it through to the national championship after becoming the overall winners of the Scottish finals which took place at the beginning of June, where they also scooped four other awards including the City of Glasgow College JourneyAward, won by team member Fin Davidson.

The Young Enterprise Journey Award is presented to the student participating in Young Enterprise's flagship Company Programme, who has made the most transformational journey this academic year. Fin was one of just three young people in the UK to reach the finals of the award after taking home the Journey award at the Scottish championship.

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The young entrepreneur' business idea also saw them pick up the Disney Creativity Award at the ceremony last week, which is awarded to the team which demonstrates excellence in its approach to creativity.

Disney Award WinnersDisney Award Winners

Venture's achievements at the championship are the best that Scotland has seen yet, we are really proud of their incredible success through participating in the Company Programme.

Not only did they become our Scottish winners, taking home an additional four awards at the finals in Edinburgh, they went on to do exceptionally well at the national championship in London, gaining an outstanding result for Scotland of second runner up along with taking home the Disney Creativity award

GeoffLeask, CEO at Young Enterprise Scotland

Young Enterprise Scotland

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 and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.

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


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