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.” Lobbying & Campaigning from FSB Find out more You may also like 18 August 2017 Weekly Brief 34 – Friday 18 August 17 August 2017 Glasgow fruit market fire – Help for members 16 August 2017 Top three tips for understanding jobs figures 11 August 2017 Weekly Brief 33 – Friday 11 August 2017 30 September 2016 Weekly Brief 39 – Friday 30 September 2016 30 March 2016 Are you ready for the new National Living Wage?