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Ellie Wins Young Enterprise Award

Student Ellie Scopes has won a Regional Young Enterprise Award.

Ellie, chair of our DSP’s company Happy Hands, picked up the Sir John Moore award at a ceremony held at Nottingham University on Thursday, June 21st.

As part of the Young Enterprise Team Programme scheme, the student has led the Happy Hands team which was set up last autumn (2011). A huge success the enterprise project made a series of handmade goods such as shopper bags, tea towels and vintage china candles.

Happy Hands has been supported by mentors from our business link RS Components.

The business will continue into next year when a new range of products will come on line.

Ellie, who is leaving CBA in a few weeks to start at Melton College, was presented with her award by Michael Mercieca, the Chief Executive of Young Enterprise UK. She won £100 and was presented with a framed certificate.

Teacher Nikki Clark said: “We nominated Ellie out of the rest of the team as we thought she had made the most progress.”

This Saturday (June 30th) Happy Hands will be manning a stall at Wellingborough Market as part of the national Love Your Market scheme.