Hull youth enterprise manager to pick up award

A Hull youth enterprise manager is to be recognised for his dedication to supporting entrepreneurial young people.

Hull City Council’s Charles Cracknell, founder of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, is to be honoured at a University of Winchester graduation ceremony.

Charles will receive the University of Winchester Alumni Recognition Award – which recognises contributions to the community from those who attended the university – at the Winchester Cathedral on Wednesday 17 October.

Charles will receive the honour for his paid and voluntary work to support enterprising young people.

Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council, said: “We offer our congratulations to Charles who, along with the council’s youth enterprise team and partners, has achieved so much in supporting enterprising young people.

“As a council, we fully support the work in delivering enterprise skills to young people as well as supporting an extensive youth entrepreneurship programme. Indeed, we have made a commitment in our draft corporate plan to do even more in this area as a way of supporting young people so they in turn can make a valuable contribution to the city.”

Professor Joy Carter, vice-chancellor of University of Winchester, said: “The award is a demonstration of the University’s pride in its alumni and its commitment to inspiring both current students and alumni, encouraging them to value their contribution to society as highly as their career goals and other aspirations.

“Charles will receive his award for his considerable contribution to the community and voluntary dedication, coupled with his successful career supporting enterprising young people in Hull and Yorkshire recognised by government and business.”