Published: 27th Mar 2009

On Tuesday we held our fifth fantastic Enterprising Young Brits Awards at the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) in London! The event was as inspiring as ever and it was a great chance to meet past finalists and lots of successful young entrepreneurs. Chancellor Alistair Darling was on hand to present the awards and he highlighted why they are so important, saying, “Our country depends on ideas and having the commercial flair to develop them.” This year’s credit-crunch busting finalists included a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur whose Indian cooking sauces are sold in delis and stores in 30 countries, two siblings in their 20s who run a farm in Shropshire for the community’s benefit, and a 14-year-old teenpreneur who made considerably more last year than others his age will be making from their paper rounds or pocket money! There were 20 finalists in total this year, spread over five categories; Business, Creative, Social … (To read the full article, subscribe below)