The Governor of the Company, Mr Fred Brown speaking at "The Big Bang" Event at Elvington Air Museum
As part of the Company's enterprise education programme which promotes the development of business and entrepreneurial skills in young people, the Merchant Adventurers have again supported 'The Big Bang' which culminated in a spectacular final at Elvington Air Museum on Thursday 27th June.
The event was coordinated by NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business Enterprise Partnership) and brought together over 1000 students, teachers and business leaders from across Yorkshire to celebrate achievements in science, technology and engineering in school projects and to compete for a series of awards.
The Company supported the overall competition showcasing year-long course-work in product design, electronics, graphics and textiles. The Company has also established "The Adventurers' Challenge" which identifies the projects which have the greatest commercial potential. This year the judges were the Governor, Mr Fred Brown and Merchant Adventurers, Mr Nick Nightingale and Dr Alan Suggett who had the difficult task of finding winners from over 100 presentations for three awards - Best Key Stage 4 (14-16), Best Post-16 and Most Creative Product Concept.
The Governor presenting Richard Wade with his Adventurers' Challenge Trophy for Best Post-16 Project
The winner of Best Key Stage 4 was Ismail Ahmad from Hymers School in East Yorkshire, Best Post-16 was won by Richard Wade from Easingwold, North Yorkshire and the winner of Most Creative Product Concept was Mark Jenkins from Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
This was a memorable and stimulating occasion for everyone who attended.