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Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge - Call for budding young entrepreneurs


Young people from Hull, East Riding, Norton on Derwent, Malton, Scarborough and Pickering are invited to pitch their business ideas to former Apprentice star Ruth Badger for the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge this year.

Students will have the opportunity to enter the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge under three different categories including Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Business Idea for 16-24 year olds.

Entrants must be living in Hull, East Riding, Scarborough or Ryedale area, and have an enterprising idea for a new business, a co-operative, a community project or an enterprising school or college project. 


Prizes for each category include: 

  • Primary School - up to £500 
  • Secondary School - up to £750 
  • Post 16 / Business idea for 16-24 year olds - up to £1,200 

"I was really pleased to win the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge last year which meant that I could purchase a new multi-heat press, so I was able to provide a wider range of personalised products and attract many new customers."

"Since I won I've had the opportunity to speak at a National Careers Week in Hull and represented young entrepreneurs at a meeting with the Shadow Small Business Minister, Bill Esterson MP, about what the government needs to do to support young entrepreneurs."

"There is no doubt that without the support of Ruth, I would not have got as far as I have with my business idea."

Ruth Badger added: "I am very passionate about enterprise and ensuring young people have the opportunity to engage in it. Out of all the cities and towns in the UK that I work with, I believe that Yorkshire is the best at engaging real entrepreneurs and successful businesses in partnering up with future young entrepreneurs, and that is why I set up this competition seven years ago."

"I want to encourage young people to come forward and grasp the opportunity to develop their idea on their own especially if they need some extra confidence with financial resource and mentoring." 


The deadline for entries is October 1 2016.

Charles Cracknell FRSA
Holder of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion
City Youth Enterprise Manager
Hull City Council
Guildhall ( Rm 14)
Alfred Gelder Street

Tel. 01482 - 613489
Mobile 07990510211

Twitter @HullsEnterprise

 "Taking part in enterprise education at school doubles the likelihood of a person starting a business, showing that entrepreneurs really can be made with the right support and encouragement."