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The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards

HRH The Duke of York

The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were launched in 2013 to highlight the role that young entrepreneurs play in creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and to recognise the achievements of talented student and graduate entrepreneurs. 

The UK is one of the most entrepreneurial economies in Europe, with its entrepreneurs and SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) currently employing over half the UK private sector labour force and contributing significantly to UK exports.  With appropriate investment in areas such as enterprise education and SME support, there is significant potential for further economic growth from entrepreneurial activity. 


2016 Award Winners

The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2016 were presented by His Royal Highness on Tuesday 19 April in the 3M BIC. The winners are:


University of Bolton

Luke Norman, Rob Green, Michael Hindley of Fixed Update Ltd
University of Bradford

Karan Aswani of Diamonds & Diamonds Ltd


University of Durham

Andrew Lilley of Beardbase Ltd


Edge Hill University

Emma Eyton-Hughes, James Clark Autumn Murphy, Jake Hambledon, Jennifer Bose, Connor Main, Tamaris Higham of Opportunix


University of Huddersfield

Stephen Bond of Panda’s Kitchen


University of Hull

Adam Boyne, Ryan Lay and Joshua Porter of BetaJester Ltd


University of Lancaster

Ze Macedo of Kaizen Academy Ltd


University of Leeds

Rowena Madar and Satthaporn Barnes of Eat Fish Design


Leeds Beckett University

Hayley Thompson of Music Festival News


Leeds Trinity University

Joe Edge of EdgyArts


University of Liverpool

Paul Myers of Farm Urban Ltd


Liverpool John Moores University

Omar Farag, Philip Perera and Tristan Bacon of PHOM Tea


University of Manchester

Christina Taylor of The Aim Sky High Company


University of Newcastle

Stuart Maitland and Alex Brown of Mediwikis


University of Northumbria

Daniel Robson of Green Digit Ltd


Sheffield Hallam University

Hannah Duraid and Peter Lecole of The Great Escape Game


University of Sheffield

Jerome Jacob of PHROOTI Ltd


University of Sunderland

Rob Parsons and Matt Eyre of Roar Motion


University of York

Sam Heather of Freedom Apps


The Duke of York is Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield and opened The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre, based in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC), in May 2013. His Royal Highness is focused on supporting the economic success of, and the creation of skilled jobs in, the United Kingdom.


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