Hull City Council’s Making Changes for Careers project commended at Enterprising Britain Awards

Hull has again received recognition at the Enterprising Britain Awards.

A year after the city was named the UK’s most enterprising place, Hull City Council’s Making Changes for Careers (MC4C) project has been highly commended in the Building Enterprise Skills section.

Fife in Scotland has been named the UK’s most enterprising region, with other top accolades going to Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in Lancashire, Teesside University, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and Fife Council.

MC4C is an enterprise project that teaches young people about the importance of the Big 13 Enterprise Skills and helps those who want to set up in a business or become more enterprising employees, apprentices or students.

Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council, said: “I wish to congratulate all involved in the Making Changes for Careers Programme, in particular the young people who participated in getting highly commended in the Enterprising Britain Awards 2018.

“I am pleased that a project only running two years that has seen 36 young people set up in business and another 100 achieved recognition for developing their enterprise skills in order that they become enterprising individuals.

“This recognition follows Hull been recognised as the most enterprising place last year and I wish to congratulate Fife on succeeding Hull as the most enterprising place in Britain”

The Building Enterprise Skills award was won by the city’s John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank in 2015, when it went on to finish as runner-up in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards. Six years ago, the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership was also highly commended.

Ben Robinson, founder of Prehistoric Hull and former MC4C participant, said: “The experience at MC4C has changed my life. I went from a guy that had no hope to a guy that feels like life is limitless.

“With the help of MC4C, I turned my life around, and if sharing my story with others helps them to see that they can bounce back, then it’ll be a job well done.

“It was also fantastic to receive a grant for my business from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank to help start me up in business. I am looking forward to representing MC4C at the awards in the House of Commons.”