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Bridge 2 Business  - ’Enterprise Educator Awards 2020’

The Bridge 2 Business ’Enterprise Educator Awards 2020’ aim to recognise and reward students, colleges, educators and individuals who are leading the way in enterprise for Scotland.  A new category has been added this year - ’The Innovation Award’ which will recognise innovative ideas and solutions that have contributed to a business plan or project. 

Our finalists for 2020 have been announced, see below.


  • Bruce Walker

    Founder Of Future X
  • Claire Haligan

    Founder Of Pop Up Jewellery
  • Elaine Calderwood

    Account Manager - Scottish Enterprise

2020 Winners Announced

Bridge 2 Business Innovation Award

This brand new award for 2020 recognises a project or start-up enterprise that has had a successful innovative approach towards the development of a product or service. The judges were looking for examples of ideas, and a strong understanding of innovation to create either; a solution to a problem, a commercial opportunity, or the development of a new process.

  • WINNER - David Maitland - Edinburgh College
  • Anya Rae - Ayrshire College
  • Waqar Mehmood - Edinburgh College

Bridge 2 Business Social Enterprise Team

This award is for an innovative team of students that have created a Social Enterprise project or activity. The judges were looking for the most innovative led-student team that can demonstrate a charitable or social enterprise focused activity as part of a college group/project.

  • WINNER - New College Lanarkshire

  • David Maitland - Edinburgh College

Bridge 2 Business Local Hero Of The Year Award

This accolade will go to the most inspirational role model that has shown a commitment to supporting FE College Students that have engaged in the Bridge 2 Business Programme to develop their business idea.

  • WINNER - Lucy Thomson - Ayrshire College

  • Highly Commended  - Ross Brand - New College Lanarkshire

FE College Enterprise Educator of the Year Award

This award will go to a FE College Lecturer/Employee who is leading the way in enterprise education within their institution. They may be promoting business and enterprise skills development during lessons, hosting enterprising workshops and events or creating enterprise projects and competitions.

  • WINNER - Audrey Makrell - New College Lanarkshire

  • Elaine Campbell - West Lothian College
  • Elaine Watson - Ayrshire College

Enterprising Student of the Year Award

This award will go to the FE College Student who has shown the most enterprising spirit and creative approach. The judges were looking for examples of how a combination of college study and business skills development has led to either a start-up enterprise, sustainable employment or FE / HE progression.

  • WINNER - Alistair Lee - City Of Glasgow College

  • David Maitland - Edinburgh College
  • Fi Thorburn - Ayrshire College
  • Michael Allan - West Lothian College
  • Kirsty Campbell - Ayrshire College

Enterprising FE College of the Year Award

This award will go to the college that is leading the way in enterprise within Further Education throughout Scotland. The judges were looking for examples of enterprising team projects and initiatives that have developed the business skills and knowledge, of both students and lecturers alike.

  • WINNER - Ayrshire College
  • Highly Commended - New College Lanarkshire