YES Awards 2016

Young Enterprise Scotland is a registered charity that has been working to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise in Scotland for over 40 years.

They have invited Challenges Worldwide and its Alumni to attend their national finals in Glasgow on the 15th June 2016.

The Young Enterprise Scotland Awards will take place on the 15th June 2016 at the City (Thistle Hotel), Glasgow.

The Awards celebrate the success of the businesses set up by young people aged 16-18 who participated in the Company Programme in 2015/16

Schools across Scotland participated in the programme and all schools are invited to exhibit their businesses at regional final events across Scotland between March and April 2016. Judging panels across the country selected the most innovative and successful businesses and the 17 finalists who participate on 15th June 2016

All the finalists set up their trade stands; submit a business report and deliver a business presentation to a panel of judges. The scores for these elements determine the Barclay’s Scottish Company of the Year who travel to London to compete in the UK Finals. A number of other awards are given out by independent judges for excellence in different areas of business such as marketing, leadership, innovation and more.

There will be an opportunity for a member of the Challenges Worldwide Alumni to speak at the event and tell the young attendees about their experience on ICS. We will also be running a stand on the day alongside Barclays Lifeskills, PWC and other youth employment organisations.

Checkout the 2015 Enterprise of the Year: Fjara from Orkney