Young Enterprise is a local charity which develops the skills of young people and ensures they leave education prepared for work and life. On 5th December Young Enterprise student companies from schools across Northern Ireland took over St George’s market and literally set out their stalls at the Big Market, showcasing their talents, wares and ideas.
Choice is proud to have sponsored this important initiative, which engages over 600 young people, aged between 14 and 19. Lawrence Jackson, Group Director of Organisational Development at Choice enjoyed participating on the judging panel to find the best trading company at the Big Market.
Congratulations to all the young entrepreneurs, below is a list of all the winners and runners up,
Quick Start Runner up – Assumption Grammar School
Quick Start winner - Assumption Grammar School
Business Beginnings winner - St Brigid’s Primary School Brocagh
Team Programme runner up – Jordanstown Special School
Team Programme winner – Killard House School
Start Up Programme runner up – Ulster University Coleraine
Start Up winner – Ulster University Magee
Company Programme runner’s up – Wallace High School & Friends School Lisburn
Company Programme winner – Glenlola Collegiate School
Lawrence Jackson, Group Director of Organisational Development from Choice Housing added: “It has been exciting to be part of Young Enterprise and help young people engage in business and entrepreneurship. We want to encourage young people to consider their career path and nurture their ambitions. Building strong and resilient communities is just as important to Choice as providing high quality homes. That’s why, across Northern Ireland, we’re supporting individuals and groups to enhance their skills and prospects for long-term prosperity”.