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22 June 2016

FSB Pure Chuffed with Young Enterprise Scotland Awards

A 13-person jewellery business scooped a very special award at an FSB-sponsored event last week. The achievement is all the more remarkable when you realise every member of the Pure Chuffed team are still pupils at Lochend Community High School.

Pure Chuffed are a Glasgow based company creating jewellery and key rings inspired by their home city featuring some iconic landmarks like the ‘squinty bridge’ and the Duke of Wellington statue (complete with traffic cone). They cleaned up on the night scooping three awards including the coveted Company of the Year Award. The Pure Chuffed Team, photo credit the Daily Record

FSB was a proud sponsor of the Young Enterprise Scotland Awards for the second year running. The event celebrates the success of young people who have taken part in Young Enterprise’s Company Programme, a specialist course which teaches young people about running their own business.

Other winners at the glitzy bash, chaired by funny man Des Clarke, included High Tea from Dumfries and Galloway scooping two  awards, Radiate picking up the innovation award and Director of the year going to Natalie Roberts of Glass Act.

FSB director, Gillian MacEwan who attended the awards said. “These young people have created innovative and interesting businesses and have demonstrated that Scotland is well stocked with plenty of future entrepreneurs.”

“The FSB is proud to sponsor the Young Enterprise Scotland Awards and we hope to see more programmes like this rolled out across schools in Scotland.” 

The FSB has made the case for every Scottish school to offer enterprise education to pupils. These classes provide a range of benefits for young people and the wider economy, not only making the pupils who take part more likely to start a business in the future but better equipped for the world of work.

Nadine Baines, 18,  from Dumfries and Galloway’s High Tea, who is off to study business at university after the summer said of the programme “We’ve definitely learnt a thing or two that will come in useful.” 

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