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.
James O'Donovan (Stage 4 Medicine)
James has set up and run numerous businesses including:
'Higher Standards' has helped to fund building a children's hospital in Uganda, and school tuition for over 100 children.