The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards 2016
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:52:00 BST
HRH The Duke of York, KG...
presents the 2016 Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards to some of the brightest young businesspeople in the North of England.
ON his latest visit to the University of Huddersfield, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, met some of the brightest young businesspeople in the North of England and he hailed the burgeoning role played by universities in boosting enterprise.
His Royal Highness is Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, which for the past three years has hosted The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards. Previously, limited to undergraduates and recent graduates of Yorkshire universities, the scheme has now been opened up to the whole region. As a result, the 2016 contest had finalists from 19 universities throughout the North.
After the prize ceremony, The Duke said that he was highly impressed by the standard of entries to the 2016 awards and commented that: “In the past, entrepreneurship and universities haven’t necessarily been as culturally united as they are today. Now, when I go about universities, the more I see them encouraging students, both undergraduates and graduates, to start their own businesses.”
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