Local Young Entrepreneurs Celebrate

Young entrepreneurs from CBS Grammar, Omagh Academy and Arvalee School were celebrating titanic success at the recent Young Enterprise NI Gala Celebration.

The schools took top prizes at the annual event held at Titanic Belfast. The students have spent much of the academic year developing businesses through the Young Enterprise company and team programmes.

The CBS company named ‘IllumiNight’ took three prizes for the company programme in the Sperrins & Lakelands area. They were awarded Best Company and Best Social Enterprise, while Corey Duffy from the company was awarded Entrepreneur of the Future.


Local Young Entrepreneurs Celebrate

Omagh Academy’s company named‘Mini Mixers’ were given the Marketing Award, while Arvalee School were given Best Company award for the Team Programme. Daniel Thompson from Arvalee School was presented with the Young Entrepreneur Award in the Team Programme.


Local Young Entrepreneurs Celebrate

Arvalee School’s ‘Bizzy Bees’ are presented with the Sperrins & Lakelands area Best Team Programme company award.

The Christian Brothers and Arvalee winners will now go into the Northern Ireland Company of the Year Final at Belfast City Hall next month.

The gala celebration, held in partnership with Invest NI, recognised the achievements of young people across Northern Ireland in the Young Enterprise Company and Team Programmes. The Sperrins & Lakelands area awards were supported by Omagh Enterprise Centre and McBride Retail Group. More than 1,500 young people take up the challenge each year with 600 filling Titanic Belfast for the annual awards ceremony.

Young Enterprise NI is a charity delivering hands-on business education to more than 100,000 4-25 year old young people each year. The charity is principally funded by the Department of Education. For more information including volunteering and fundraising opportunities please visit www.yeni.co.uk.

Source: ulsterherald.com