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COLLEGE STUDENT WINS YOUNG ENTERPRISE AWARD FOR HIS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SKILLS

COLLEGE STUDENT WINS YOUNG ENTERPRISE AWARD FOR HIS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Jaden Minott, a media student at Tower Hamlets College has won a top business award in recognition of his entrepreneurial and business skills.

Jaden, 17, from Canning Town, is currently studying Creative Computing, Graphics and Media at the college and beat off tough competition from other students across London to win the Young Enterprise All London Journey Award.

He received his award at a presentation held in the Canary Wharf HQ of international bank HSBC. He will now progress to the Young Enterprise national final next month.

Jaden’ s business journey involved being part of a team of fellow creative arts and media students with the business model of creating and selling a range of bespoke items including badges, magnets, mirrors and keyrings. The team were representing the creative arts and media departments’ innovative learning company i-studio, a live business model where students are responsible for product development, sales and marketing and profit and loss. This concept is designed to offer the students real business and enterprise experience within their chosen course areas and introduce them to business as well as develop other key skills including team working, leadership, product development and strategy.

Their business endeavour in the competition was entitled ‘League of Badges’ and they were mentored throughout the process by independent marketing entrepreneur Ben Spiller, from Greenwich University.

On receiving his award, Jaden said:

“I’m really happy to receive this award. We all worked so hard together to produce some really great products. We’re really grateful to Ben for his help and advice as our mentor.”

Ben Spiller, who mentored the team said:

“It was great to see Jaden’s confidence grow as he supported his team in his role as the Design Director. It’s a great credit to his talents as a leader that he encouraged his team to produce some great products.”

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity empowering young people to harness their business and personal skills. The charity sets out to make the connection between school and the work of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to succeed.

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