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08 December 2016

FSB and Colleges NI Future Students of Business Awards

Earlier today, the annual FSB and Colleges NI Future Students of Business Awards took place.

 Eighteen students from across the six Further and Higher Education Colleges in Northern Ireland were recognised for their business acumen based on their business ideas, which were on show prior to the awards at the Stormont Hotel. 

The overall prize was awarded to North West Regional College student Daniel Gallagher, who has devised a smart app to turn off electronic appliances when their user falls asleep, walked away with the overall award.

Junior Minister Alistair Ross on presenting the awards, commented: “I am delighted to see this collaboration between the Federation of Small Businesses and our local FE Colleges, both of whom are pivotal to the development of a strong and vibrant economy.

"Encouraging an entrepreneurial approach to their work, and building students’ confidence to pursue self-employment as a viable alternative to seeking a job elsewhere, is crucial if we are to increase the number of businesses created here in Northern Ireland.”

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