Yet another successful Business Creation Competition this year! A panel of judges sat and listened to seven companies pitching to win the coveted prize in July 2008.
With Enterprise week looming just around the corner – what better way than to hold the award ceremony in conjunction with Enterprise Week.
This year the award ceremony was a celebration of several achievements at the University of Sheffield:-
The final of the Business Creation Competition was held in July with seven companies vying for the judges’ marks. After some deliberation, the panel awarded 1st prize of £3000 to Ike Sikuade (one of our own Interns) with her company The Colour Couture (sells luxury handmade jewellery and contemporary colour bead gemstone jewellery) and 2nd prize of £2000 went to Fiona Wilson of emmersons Ltd (Information Management and Knowledge Management). In 3rd place was Bettina Yarde with her company Morgan Dias Immigration Consultants.
The celebration continued with the outstanding achievement of Sheffield SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) who this year have become European Champions after winning the SIFE European Symposium which was held in London. This is an annual competition which was an opportunity for nine European teams, including Sheffield, to showcase their work in the local community to a European audience.
Finally, we acknowledged the success of Tom Garwood, a student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who was named most enterprising student in the Midlands after winning 1st prize in the Regional Shell STEP Awards.