Open to school and college students from across the UK, currently undertaking a level three qualification (e.g. AS/A-levels, BTEC National Diploma Level 3, Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate).

Award winners will receive….

A cash prize of:

£3,000 (Winner)

£1,500 (Second Prize)

£750 (Third Prize)


Plus, all winners will get a comprehensive business support and mentoring package for one year including:

  • A dedicated business mentor from the South Wales Business School
  • Legal advice (IP) from Legal Clinic Team
  • Enterprise/Business workshop for School/College


Cash prize breakdown

The prize monies for the Aspiring Entrepreneurs award will be shared between the individual or team members of the winning entries and their school or college as follows:

Winner – £2,000 (winning team/individual), £1,000 (winning school/college)

Second Prize – £1,000 (team/individual), £500 (school/college)

Third Prize – £500 (team/individual), £250 (school/college)


The prize monies received by the schools or colleges of the winning entries must be used for further support and development of business and enterprise (additional information can be found in the award terms and conditions).

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business idea? You can enter the Making Business Happen Awards.