HRH The Duke of York presents enterprise awards
Thu, 08 May 2014 15:24:00 BST
The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2014 were presented by His Royal Highness on Thursday 8 May at the University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York for the presentation of awards to a group of young people, comprising current students and graduates, to mark the success of their respective start-up businesses.
The ten businesses, created and pioneered by the young entrepreneurs, were chosen to represent each of the ten universities in Yorkshire. Each business received The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award.
The event marked the second presentation of the awards by His Royal Highness, who is committed to the encouragement of enterprise and entrepreneurship amongst young people across the country.
Following the presentation of the awards, His Royal Highness spent time chatting to the young entrepreneurs before congratulating them and encouraging them to develop their ideas further.
“It is important that we recognise the value and the work that you are putting in at this stage of your development,” said His Royal Highness. He also stressed the importance of universities creating the right conditions for their students to be successful as entrepreneurs.
Below: A tweet posted by HRH The Duke of York with University of Huddersfield award-winners Elliot Whiteley (right) and Gareth Humphreys from EG Visuals.
HRH The Duke of York was welcomed to the campus by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan.
“The University of Huddersfield places entrepreneurship, innovation and business engagement at the heart of its mission and this enthusiasm is echoed by His Royal Highness,” said Professor Cryan.
“This will be a special day for the young people who received awards and we were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness to the campus, as our Patron, to present them.”
The recipients of The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2014 are...
(In alphabetical order by university)