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Shropshire Chamber calling for youth award champions

Leadership Award recognises the best Young Enterprise managing director or team leader in Shropshire

Shropshire-Chamber-of-CommerceShropshire Chamber of Commerce has sponsored an award to help celebrate the achievements of young people in the region and is calling for businesses and organisations to also show their support.

The Chamber has sponsored the Leadership Award which recognises the best Young Enterprise managing director or team leader in Shropshire, and is calling on other county firms and organisations to also come forward to champion the Young Enterprise Awards, an annual celebration of young business talent across region that will take place on 9th May at the Park Inn, Telford.

Although sponsorship of the awards is now secured, Young Enterprise is still asking organisations across the region to lend their support by attending the inspirational event and sponsoring a table made up of business people and students, demonstrating their commitment to the young business community.

Chris Jones, Business Development Manager at Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, explained: “We’re really proud of the young entrepreneurial talent Shropshire boasts and as an established business network in the region we are pleased to show our support to Young Enterprise. The award is particularly relevant as it fits very well with the training that the Chamber offers local businesses, helping them to succeed in a challenging rural environment.”

David Graham from Young Enterprise said: “We’re delighted Shropshire Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an award this year, and they are a particular fitting advocate as they’re a renowned organisation that is dedicated to supporting the local business community. The awards are part of our annual celebration of achievement for students who have completed our Company Programme. The students will also showcase their business achievements at the event.”

The Young Enterprise scheme regularly hosts events dedicated to supporting budding young businesspeople, and next month will see the return of its popular trade fairs in Telford and Shrewsbury. The fairs will see Young Enterprise’s fledgling businesses sell products on 1st March in Telford Shopping Centre, and 8th March in Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury.

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