Business awards recognition for Ayrshire College

Business awards recognition for Ayrshire College

Ayrshire College is represented in five categories at the upcoming Bridge 2 Business Educator Awards 2020, earning six nominations.

The awards ceremony will take place online at 7pm on Tuesday 2 June 2020, as part of the Virtual Festival of Youth Enterprise 2020.

Bridge 2 Business is a Young Enterprise Scotland programme designed to inspire, connect and support college students into business. Every year Bridge 2 Business celebrates the hard-working and enterprising efforts of students, lecturers, and colleges in Scotland.

Ayrshire College has been shortlisted in the Enterprising FE College of the Year Award category, while four students and one lecturer have been recognised with individual nominations.

These are:

Bridge 2 Business Innovation Award - Anya Rae

Local Hero of the Year Award - Lucy Thomson

Enterprising Student of the Year Award - Fi Thorburn

Enterprising Student of the Year Award - Kirsty Campbell

FE College Enterprise Educator of the Year Award - Elaine Watson

Ged Freel, Head of Business and Computing at Ayrshire College, said: “Congratulations to everyone nominated. Our students have engaged well with the Bridge 2 Business programme, particularly the Enterprising Students initiative, and so it’s no surprise to see our talented students’ entrepreneurial efforts recognised at the awards.”

Lisa Wardlaw, Senior Programme Executive for Bridge 2 Business, said of the College's success: “The Bridge 2 Business awards are a fantastic way to recognise the amazing enterprising efforts from students, lecturers and colleges. I know that Lynn Kelly, who delivers Bridge 2 Business in the College and has supported many of the exciting enterprising initiatives, is delighted to see so many finalists from Ayrshire College!”

21 May 2020


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