Bridge 2 Business

Finalists Announced For Bridge 2 Business Educator Awards 2020

Finalists Announced For Bridge 2 Business Educator Awards 2020

Last years Bridge 2 Business Educator Award Winners 2019Last years Bridge 2 Business Educator Award Winners 2019

The finalists for our Bridge 2 Business Educator Awards 2020 have been revealed!

Every year Bridge 2 Business celebrates the hard-working and enterprising efforts of students, lecturers, and colleges across our delivery colleges!

Our programme which engages with over 10,000 students per year, is delivered across 9 colleges across Scotland! Our aim is to inspire, connect, and support students into and through enterprise!

Last year Bridge 2 Business Educator Award finalists were welcomed to our Festival Of Youth Enterprise at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange!
However this year, due to COVID19 our event will be held virtually on Tuesday 2nd June at 7 pm, where the winners will be announced.

The event will be a celebration event for our Company Programme, Bridge 2 Business Educator Awards, and Team Programme Award finalists - along with some inspirational speakers too!

Our judges this year for the educator awards are Bruce Walker - Founder Of Future X, Elaine Calderwood - Account Manager at Scottish Enterprise and Claire Halligan - Founder Of Pop Up Jewellery Limited, and the previous recipient of Local Hero Of The Year Award.

Bridge 2 Business Innovation Award

This brand new award for 2020 recognises a project or start-up enterprise that has had a successful innovative approach towards the development of a product or service. The judges were 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.

  • Anya Rae - Ayrshire College
  • David Maitland - Edinburgh College
  • Waqar Mehmood - Edinburgh College

Bridge 2 Business Social Enterprise Team

This award is for an innovative team of students that have created a Social Enterprise project or activity. The judges were 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.

  • David Maitland - Edinburgh College
  • New College Lanarkshire

Local Hero Of The Year Award

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

  • Lucy Thomson - Ayrshire College
  • Ross Brand - New College Lanarkshire

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.

  • Audrey Makrell - New College Lanarkshire
  • Elaine Campbell - West Lothian College
  • Elaine Watson - Ayrshire College

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. The judges were 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.

  • David Maitland - Edinburgh College
  • Alistair Lee - City Of Glasgow College
  • Fi Thorburn - Ayrshire College
  • Michael Allan - West Lothian College
  • Kirsty Campbell - Ayrshire College

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 were looking for examples of enterprising team projects and initiatives that have developed the business skills and knowledge, of both students and lecturers alike.

  • New College Lanarkshire
  • Ayrshire College

Join our Virtual Festival Of Youth Enterprise 2020

When: Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at 7 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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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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