The Governor of the Company, Dr Alan Suggett with Tom Butler from King James School, the winner of the Most Creative Concept at the Engineering Inspirations Event
Over 1000 school students and business leaders attended the 2014 Inspirations event at Elvington Air Museum near York. 'Inspirations' is an annual event which showcases the skill and creativity of young people across York, North Yorkshire and the Midlands particularly in the areas of science, technology engineering and maths.
The Company of Merchant Adventurers as one of the main sponsors focused on enterprise related projects which were judged on technical merit, innovative content and the potential of the product for commercial development.
The Governor of the Company with Ellie Slate from The Mount School, winner of the Post 16 Category at the Engineering Inspirations Event
The judges for the Merchant Adventurers' Enterprise Awards were Mr John Pratt, Mr Nick Nightingale and the Governor of the Company, Dr Alan Suggett. The winner of the three Merchant Adventurers awards were:
Post 16 Winner: Ellie Slate from The Mount School, York for her Cultural Activity Station.
Pre 16 Winner: A group from Joseph Whitaker School, Nottinghamshire for their high velocity wind tunnel.
Most Creative Concept Winner: Tom Butler from King James School, Knaresborough for his robotic hand.
This was a memorable and stimulating occasion for everyone who attended.