UHI Business Idea Competition 2013
in association with Business Gateway

Click here for the full Awards Ceremony programme including details of the finalists' ideas

Click here to go to our Facebook page where there are 3 ALBUMS OF PHOTOS of the finalists and the award ceremony.
The Finals Day and Awards Ceremony were held on
20 November 2013
Out of 15 finalists the winners were:
Top Prize £1500 and Best Student Idea £1000
Ellise Morrison, Islay

Best Commercial Idea £1000
Melanie MacArthur, Nairn

Best Social Enterprise Idea £1000
Kyle Smith, Elgin

Most Innovative Idea £1000
Euan Bowditch, Inverness

Best Engineering & Technology Idea £500
Jordan Tiernan, Fort William

Most Creative Idea £500
Bridget Dombi, Inverness

Best Researched Idea £500
Yvonne Rennie, Inverness

Best Presentation £500
Louise de Raad, Carrbridge

Special Achievement Award £500
Josh Franchetti, Inverness

Many grateful thanks to the following for their sponsorship and support; Inverness College UHI, Business Gateway, Highland Opportunity Ltd, Highland Council, LifeScan Scotland Ltd, SSE, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Alchemy Plus, Blake Geoservices Ltd, Firstport, Harper Macleod LLP, HISEZ, Inverness Chamber of Commerce, Johnston Carmichael, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Social Enterprise Academy, Princes Trust Youth Business Scotland.

All the 2013 finalists plus judges and Create/Inverness College staff

Robert Ashton, the totally inspiring "barefoot entrepreneur" gave the keynote at the awards ceremony




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