In August 2015, I was nominated for several awards at the Business Gateway Plus Celebration of Young Enterprise. The event was to celebrate and recognise local young entrepreneurs, with networking between businesses and local authorities.
I was humbled to be a runner up for 'The best Networker' category, winner of an award for the, 'Most Effective Marketing Strategy', category and over all winner of the night, taking home an award for, 'Champion Young Entrepreneur'!
Dumfries & Galloway Council is the only authority in Scotland to have a Young Entrepreneur Project, with dedicated Co-ordinator. Since the unique project started, Young Entrepreneur Co-ordinator Lindsey Mason has helped 100 young people to start up their own businesses in the region.