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Business student wins national Young Innovators award

A COMPANY started by a Manchester Metropolitan University business student has won a national Young Innovators Start Up award.

Gamespace, conceived by third year Business Enterprise student Matthew Wright, was named best start up company at the awards in London last week.

Matt, 21 and from Northwich, started the company selling new and second-hand computer games and electronic equipment two years ago during his degree in the Business School.

Thanks to hard work, enthusiasm and a little encouragement from his tutors he is already on track to turn over a six-figure income next year.

Matt said: “This is my first business and I never expected it to get so big. It’s great to win and be recognised for the effort I’ve put into Gamespace.

“It’s difficult running a business on my own as you don’t really get much recognition or feedback from people. But my degree and the staff at MMU have given me more confidence to make Gamespace an established business.

“I graduate this year so I’m going to expand and employ staff. I’ve learned so much but mostly networking skills in order to get some feedback and other people’s opinions.”

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