College wins national recognition for fostering enterprise

By Jim Dunton - Thu 5 December 2013, 2:00 pm

Barking & Dagenham College has been recognised in a prestigious Enterprising Britain award for the support it gives students in running successful businesses.

The college was one of just two education establishments to be highly commended in the category that seeks to find schools and further education providers “best supporting enterprise ambition in young people”.

Students Sharne Lubin and Ellen Kerr collected the college’s accolade from skills and enterprise minister Matthew Hancock and Young Chamber UK chair Neville Reyner.

Kerr, who is studying computing, is part of a student team that has just launched a new IT business called 2 Fix Solutions at Barking & Dagenham College.

The awards coincided with Global Entrepreneurship Week, in which organisations up and down the country provided activities to grow and support enterprise ambition. 

Barking & Dagenham College ran a series of events, including startup business workshops, networking events and question and answer sessions with entrepreneurs.

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