Nominations open for 10th Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the 10th Hull Youth Enterprise Awards 2018 that recognise Hull’s enterprising schools and businesses that support the youth enterprise agenda in the city.

The awards, which are organised by Hull City Council in partnership with the Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Partnership, are in the following categories:

• The Maxwell Bird most enterprising school in Hull 2018
• The business that has done the most to promote an enterprise culture in the City 2018
• The Sheila Waudby Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
• The Kevin McNamara most Enterprising Teacher 2018
• The Jane Disbrey most Enterprising Student Award 2018
• Best Newcomer to the Youth Enterprise Agenda 2018

Special Awards

• The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Award
• The Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Leadership Award
• The Jack Brignall Youth Enterprise Award
• The Gordon Wilson Youth Enterprise Award
• Youth Enterprise Award 2018

The deadline for completed entry forms is Saturday 1 September. Judging will be completed by Sunday 30 September 2018. For an entry form, email

Winners will be invited to receive their award from international MicroBiz Champion Tony Robinson OBE and former BBC Apprentice Star Adam Corbally on Friday 18 November at KCOM Craven Park as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council, said: “I look forward to welcoming the nominations for these awards from across the city as we look to develop Hull’s entrepreneurial culture amongst our young people.

“The council, in partnership with the Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Partnership, is committed to supporting our enterprising young people and we are more than aware that the young people of this city are our future. We want them to move forward in life equipped with the right skills to build successful careers.”

Nick Sangwin, MD of the Sangwin Group Chair of Global Entrepreneurship Week Planning Group, said: “As the chair of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Planning Group, I am pleased that this year the awards will go ahead thanks to the support of sponsors, from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, the business community and Hull City Council.

“There is no doubt that Hull as a city has real commitment to developing the enterprising skills of young people. With the right support and encouragement Hull’s young people are truly enterprising, and whilst not all will pursue an entrepreneurial career in the future, the majority of them will most certainly use their skills to help impact their outlook on life and in the workplace.”