Cardiff School of Art and Design Student in the Running for Another Top Entrepreneurship Award


Final year Textiles student, Jenny Evans, has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

The School of Art and Design undergraduate is also currently in the running for a Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award and was awarded Student Entrepreneur of the Year at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards in 2016 and runner up at the Best Business Idea at Big Ideas Wales in April this year.

Jenny Evans Designs beat off tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, with over 1,000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.

Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names.

Jenny said: “It is such an honour to be recognised again for my business and the work I have been doing alongside my full time degree. It’s a hard juggling act - but made so worth it with awards like this.”

Textiles subject leader, Dr Keireine Canavan said: “The Textile course enables students to develop their own complex language of creative, technical and entrepreneurial innovations, while keeping textile traditions alive for today’s modern world. 

“Jenny has fully engaged with all entrepreneurial support methods from her course and across the uni, and has established a successful business alongside her studies.”

Cardiff Met Entrepreneurship Advisor, Steve Aicheler added: “A huge congratulations to Jenny on being shortlisted - it’s testament to Jenny’s talent, but above all, hard work that she has made it to this stage.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship has enjoyed supporting Jenny over the last two years and we strongly encouraged her to enter this award knowing that she would take the time to put together a strong application.”

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