Swansea Bay’s Future Businessmen and Women Recognised For Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

July 12, 2019 4:05 pm

We were pleased to see more than 1,200 children gather at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall this week to be recognised for their entrepreneurial skills, as part of the Primary Enterprise Challenge.

Swansea BID was one of the sponsors of this lively event, which was the culmination of the Primary Enterprise Challenge. The awards final saw the youngsters and their teachers gather together with businesspeople and  Swansea Council representatives, to be rewarded for their hard work.

The event followed on from a successful Market Day event in Castle Square last month, where pupils from 35 schools shared their business ideas and products.

Russell Greenslade, Chief Executive of Swansea BID, said: “Swansea BID is happy to support events like this one, and we are pleased to see so much impressive entrepreneurship among young people in our schools. We feel very strongly that valuing and promoting entrepreneurial skills among the young is one of the keys to future-proofing our regional economies, and we are sure some of the young ‘ideas people’ who took part in this event will be running businesses in Swansea in years to come.”

The Challenge was the idea of Sue Poole, Director of Young-Dragons who has been organising school-based enterprise activities for many years, with ongoing support from Alison Williams, from Craigfelin Primary School.

This year’s Challenge was sponsored by Swansea BID, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Welsh Government.

 

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