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Students recognised in National Entrepreneurial Awards

A team of Warwick students have received an award in the second annual Ernst & Young Profitunity! Awards for the positive contribution they make to the local community.

The 2nd year Management students received the Most Positive Impact on the Community award for the work they did to organise the ‘Frontier’ 5km charity run in February 2008. 

The prize was awarded at Ernst and Young’s ‘Profitunity!’ awards which recognise the entrepreneurial success of students. The event took place on Tuesday 29 April.

At the start of the competition, each competing team was given £500, an Ernst & Young mentor and four months to identify, design and deliver a profitable business venture. Afterwards, the teams presented their ideas to a panel of business leaders. All profits from the new ventures went to The Prince’s Trust, to help hundreds of disadvantaged young people gain the confidence and skills to find jobs.

The Frontier Team included Kieron Steele, Dom Hyams, Katie Dean, Dean Ibbs, Gina Schilli and Nicola Adlington.