Entrepreneurial Spirit

Rise Up - enabling enterprising people and entrepreneurial values.

This award recognises the passion, vision and drive required to run your own business.

Business is a risk activity, even if it doesn’t work out the way you think it will, you aren’t the same person after you’ve tried it.” Prof. Max Robinson, Newcastle University’s Rise Up Entrepreneur and Founder Director of Kromek.

This award recognises the individual or team who has demonstrated real personal growth as a result of running their own business. The judges are less interested in profit and loss and more interested in you and what you have taken from the experience – how you tackled the issues, challenges and opportunities that surfaced along the way.


2014 winner

ncl+ entrepreneurial spirit award winner 2013

Brigitte West (Stage 3 Biomedical Sciences)

Director and co-founder of Beauty and the Geeks Ltd, Brigitte uses the science behind the cosmetics industry to engage young people in STEM through a blog and outreach projects, including events at the British Science Festival.

She has successfully made contacts with L’Oreal and Proctor & Gamble, and has secured a number of grants for marketing and company development purposes.