Denbighshire gives green-fingered young entrepreneurs a helping hand

A team of award-winning entrepreneurs have been given a helping hand to get their hands dirty.

Students from Rhuddlan’s Cambian Pengwern College won a number of awards at the Young Enterprise Wales final this summer, including a national award at the UK final for their social enterprise work planting flowers in towns including Prestatyn and Rhuddlan.

To congratulate the Pengwern Planters on their success, Cllr Hugh Evans, Leader of Denbighshire County Council visited the school and presented them with a £100 voucher to buy gardening equipment and supplies.

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The students entered the competition after a series of business courses run by the Young Enterprise charity, with funding provided by the Council for sessions at Pengwern and four other schools in the county.

Cllr Evans said: “I was so pleased to be able to congratulate the Pengwern Planters on their success.

“Winning Wales-wide awards, as well as a UK-wide award is a fantastic achievement and they have made everyone in Denbighshire proud. We were very pleased as a Council to be able to present the Pengwern Planters with a voucher to help them continue their excellent work in the community.”

Funding for Young Enterprise courses in the county were provided by the Council’s Economic and Community Ambition Programme which aims to support local businesses and ensure the county has a skilled workforce equipped to benefit from jobs and opportunities that arise.

The Pengwern Planters is made up of 13 students aged 18 to 22.

They won the Best Report Award and Best Overall team 2017 at the Wales Young Enterprise Ward while the College’s Corey Jones won the Wales Sir John Moore Award. The team also won the  Best Team Presentation competition at the UK Final.

 

 

Posted on Thursday 26th October 2017