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Student presented with 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' Award

An Eastleigh College Event Management student has been presented with a ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for his hard work and dedication throughout his course this year.

Level 3 Event Management students enjoyed an afternoon tea in the College’s East Avenue restaurant to celebrate their success from this academic year, and were excited to find out who had been chosen to receive the award.

Luke Murray, previously an Apprentice at Eastleigh College and an acting Student Governor, was delighted to have been announced as the award winner, and couldn’t believe it when his name was called, “It was difficult for only one person to be chosen, so I’m really happy to have won.”

“I feel like all the effort I’ve put in has enabled me to win the prize, but everyone in my team worked really hard and supported me to progress into a professional. My toughest challenge this year was organising the Festival of Learning event, because there was a lot we had to change and remember to apply our existing skills and knowledge to a new concept.”

The award, along with an amazing prize of an iPad Air, was presented by Paul Everington, Contracts Manager at Concept Building Services. The company employ several electrical and plumbing Apprentices who train at Eastleigh College, and are keen to invest in the potential of all young people.

Paul commented, “I’m very pleased to be here this afternoon to present this award to a deserving young man. As a company we are a big investor in young people both inside and outside of our business, including charity. “Young people today need dedication, a willingness to learn and good communication skills; these would be an asset to any business.”

The Event Management students have worked hard to organise several events this year, including a Christmas Fayre, a student trip to Thorpe Park and most recently the part-time courses Festival of Learning. We look forward to seeing what they come up with next year!

To find out more about Event Management at Eastleigh College, visit our careers page or call 023 8019 1299 for more information.