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From | Tuesday 20 November 2018

Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Awards winners announced at KCOM Craven Park.

The winners of the Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Awards have been announced. 

The awards were presented by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Steven Wilson, and former BBC Apprentice star Adam Corbally, at KCOM Craven Park on Friday. 

The event is an integral part of Hull's contribution to Global Entrepreneurship Week, which sees the city and wider region celebrating the successes of enterprising young people. The awards, in their 10th year, are sponsored by Hull City Council, the local business community and the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank.

Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader, said: "I am delighted that this year more than 100 individuals and organisations received nominations for the Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Awards 2018.

“All were worthy candidates in this year’s awards, which are in their 10th year, as Hull continues to promote enterprise skills and entrepreneurship to young people and this year has seen the our Making Changes for Careers Programme for young people get Highly Recommended in the Enterprising Britain Awards.

“I was particularly pleased to see awards named after leading champions of young people who have sadly passed away in recent years.

“There is no doubt that Sheila Waudby, Maxwell Bird, Gordon Wilson and Kevin McNamara made a tremendous contribution to supporting young people and the winners of those awards Ben Robinson, St Mary's College, Caroline Skipper and Andrea Roberts certainly have achieved equal recognition for their work in supporting enterprising young people.”

Ben Robinson of Prehistoric Hull said: "It was a great honour to be announced as The Sheila Waudby Most Enterprising Young Person 2018.

"I am looking forward to my year acting as ambassador for the area and its enterprising young people and supporting the work of Hull City Council and the Hull and East Riding Youth Enterprise Partnership  in developing enterprise education and youth entrepreneurship in the area.”

Adam Corbally, former Motivational Speaker and BBC Apprentice Star, said: “It is always a pleasure and an honour to be invited to Hull to support enterprising young people, there is no doubt that Hull, as a city, has real commitment through the council to develop the enterprising skills of young people. 

"With the right support and encouragement, your  young people are truly enterprising. Whilst not all will pursue an entrepreneurial career in the future, the majority of them will most certainly use their skills in the workplace." 


  • The Maxwell Bird Most Enterprising School in Hull 2018 sponsored by Keepmoat: St Mary’s College
  • The business that has done the most to promote an enterprise culture in the City 2018 sponsored by Sangwin Group: Sue Altass and Hannah Cheshire of Inspire Ignite
  • The Kevin McNamara Most Enterprising Teacher 2018 sponsored by Primary TEC: Andrea Roberts of Eastfield School
  • The Jane Disbrey Most Enterprising Secondary School Student Award 2018 sponsored by KCOM: Ben Smith of Howden School
  • The Sheila Waudby Most Enterprising Young Person 2018 sponsored by Hull City Council: Ben Robinson founder of Prehistoric Hull
  • Best Newcomer to Enterprise Education 2018 sponsored by Humber LEP: Gemma Lacey of Hull City Council MC4C Programme
  • The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Award: Ron Dickinson of Children’s University
  • The Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Leadership Award: Lucy Gray Area Manager of Young Enterprise
  • The Jack Brignall Youth Enterprise Contribution Award: Roger Crackett of Enigma Graphics
  • The Gordon Wilson Youth Enterprise Award: Caroline Skipper Headteacher St Nicholas Primary School Hull Youth Enterprise Champion 2018 sponsored by John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank: Jackie Frost of Rotherham