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Start-Up Success for Staunchh

Team Staunchh from Kingston University have been crowned Young Enterprise Start-Up Company of the Year 2016 at the UK Final on 31 May. They battled it out against 1,639 students from 296 teams who took part in the programme this year to go head to head with nine other university and FE college teams at the Final. Staunchh produced a highly reflective cycling glove to address the problem of cyclists killed or injured on the roads due to poor visibility.

The judging panel included Jonathan McCall, Helen Russell, Jane Goodland, Penny Cole, Iain Wright, Mark Satchel, Paul Feeney, Tracey Hahn and Ennis Reid from Old Mutual Wealth.

  • Best Start-Up Company 2016: Staunchh, Kingston University
  • Best Trade Stand: EZ Fitness, Loughborough College
  • Best Impact Report: Emperatigo, Kingston University
  • Jools Award for Enterprise and Innovation: Louis Summers from EZ Fitness, Loughborough College
  • Best Presentation, Staunchh, Kingston University
  • Old Mutual Wealth Growth Award – Wet Fish, Edge Hill University

The Start-Up programme is designed to empower students in further and higher education on their journey towards employment, through setting up their own company either as part of their studies or in addition to them. The programme is generously supported by Old Mutual Wealth, through both funding and mentoring, and who also support the Your Horizon programme designed to help 18 – 24 year old in the transition from FE College into employment or self-employment

Team Staunchh will go on to represent the UK at the Start-Up European final in Bucharest in July.