Cellhire has once again sponsored the Young Enterprise initiative as they celebrate their 50th Year running the organisation. Cellhire supported the award of Excellence in Leadership which was won by Polly Chapman from Skipton Girls High School, the Managing Director of Boom Boom Bags.
The Skipton girl founded Boom Boom Bags at the beginning of the academic year in order to take part in the nationwide Young Enterprise competition. The Boom Boom Bags team has been involved in a number of money making activities so far including, designing two limited edition bags and organising sweet swaps between the boys’ and girls’ grammar schools for Valentine’s Day.
In 2012, Young Enterprise worked with 220,000 young people aged 4 to 25 in 5,000 schools, colleges and universities with help from volunteers from 3,500 businesses.
Young Enterprise’s pioneering Start-up scheme to help university students launch their own business has boomed as the economic downturn has triggered a surge towards graduate self-employment. Now in their 50th year, Young Enterprise launched the Tenner programme in spring 2013, a competition that challenges young teenagers to take a ten pound loan and do something enterprising to make a difference and give something back.
The award was presented to Polly Chapman by last year’s winner of the award, Bronny Embleton of King James’ School Knaresborough.