Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business idea? Studying at school, college or sixth form in the UK? You can enter the 2017 Making Business Happen Awards

The Making Business Happen Awards are designed to highlight young entrepreneurial talent and reward groups and individuals for their commitment and approach to developing an effective or innovative business or business idea.

They are a celebration of enthusiasm and commitment to enterprise by school and college students across the United Kingdom.

The Award

The Award is open to school and college students undertaking a level 3 qualification (e.g. AS/A-Level’s, BTEC National Diploma Level 3) in the UK.

You will have a great idea for a business or social enterprise that would provide either a commercial / social benefit within your community or the wider market and is also sustainable.

2017 Award entries are now open, simply complete our online entry form before the closing date on Friday 13 January 2017 (all information supplied will be treated with strictest confidence).

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Watch the highlights video from the 2016 Making Business Happen Awards showcase event.

Awards Partner

The Making Business Happen Awards are organised by the University of South Wales and run in Partnership with:



The awards offer a range of prizes including:

Cash prizes of up to £3,000

Business mentoring and enterprise support packages




We at NatWest are delighted to support the Awards because we want to work with organisations which share our aims. We are helping young people to explore enterprise, develop their skills and start up in business, whatever their background. We want to encourage more people, in more communities, to embrace an entrepreneurial culture and we aim to help close the generational enterprise gap.

Working with the University of South Wales, Making Business Happen Awards gives us an opportunity to see and celebrate the work of some exceptional young people and their business ideas.

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