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Who won the Final of the Badger's Sett 2012?

As events in Hull were well underway for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012, young people were gearing up to pitch their business idea to former Apprentice star, and Patron of the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, Ruth Badger. This was all to win investment in their enterprising idea including mentoring and cash as well as ongoing support.

The judges of the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge had to judge three different categories and decide who the overall winner was for 2012.

The winners were:

  • Primary school category - Victoria Dock Primary for their stationary business idea, they won £500 for their idea
  • Secondary school category - T-Dye from Newland School for Girls won £300 which was doubled by Iain Bland of Paragon Data Services
  • 16 - 24 year old category Core Cricket, a Cricket Coaching business won £300 worth of mentoring from capability Mentors and the opportunity of getting a further investment of up £750 from John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank.

The overall winner was Loui Fowler (14) of Malet Lambert for his retractable educational and sporting banners. He won £750 which was doubled by Ruth Badger as well as over £2,000 worth of mentoring support and the opportunity to supply materials for Hull’s £5 Blossom programme and Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013. Loui is already in discussions with Hull FC about his sporting banner promoting them.

Ruth Badger commented:

"All the finalists were very enterprising and were a credit to your Future Hull programme and the work of the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, Loui’s idea was simple yet potentially very profitable and any young person who has the confidence to take on me and my Badgers deserves credit, I was pleased to attend Malet Lambert Awards evening to present Loui with his prize and meet his parents and pupils of the school."

"We had some fantastic business ideas from all the different age ranges and all the young people from primary schools or looking to set up in business were very inspirational, there is no doubt in my mind that Hull is leading the way in nurturing future entrepreneurial talent.”

“This year the competition had over 1,000 hits on the website
www.hullbadgers.co.uk , which resulted in 75 enquiries, 37 entries and 16 projects had to present their ideas so Loui certainly can claim to be a truly entrepreneurial young person and I look forward to working with him in the future”

Following his achievement, Loui Fowler said:

" It's amazing to have won the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge 2012 and I can only hope that I bring credit to my City and family and I look forward to further developing my idea with support from Phil Benson of Xing, Fan Frames and Iain Bland and of course my teacher Stephen Logan.”

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