Young Enterprise Market returns to Wakefield

Date: 2/3/2017
Ref: PR 8493

The Young Enterprise Market returned to the city centre on Saturday (25 February) to help find entrepreneurs of the future and teach young people business skills.

The event, now in its third consecutive year, ran alongside the regular market on Wakefield's Cathedral Precinct. It saw students from schools and colleges across Yorkshire selling products from businesses they had created to compete for the best young enterprise business idea.

On Saturday, Huntington School in York won first place for their stall selling ethically sourced bags using tie dyed products. The runner up prize was awarded to McAuley Catholic High School in Doncaster, whose stall showcased innovative holders for mobile phones and other items, crafted from recycled bottles.

Trophies were presented to the winners at the market by Cllr Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills. The winners will now enter further heats in the County before going onto the National finals.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills, said: "I am delighted that we are able to host the Young Enterprise Market in Wakefield again this year. It showcased a range of innovative products made by young people across the region that visitors to the market were able to buy.

"Nurturing the talent of young people is an important part of helping them develop their skills for the future."

Young Enterprise is the UK's leading enterprise and financial education charity helping to support young people's development of employability. The Young Enterprise Market is run by the charity in partnership with Wakefield Council.

Any local schools or colleges who would like to get involved in future events as a part of the scheme can find out more by visiting www.young-enterprise.org.uk  

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