Vision have an eye for the future

Vision have an eye for the future

A creative business looking to ‘change the world one page at a time’ scooped the company of the year award at Young Enterprise Scotland’s Festival of Youth Enterprise.

This valued and long running programme has helped nurture some of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent, and this year brought together the 15 finalist companies from across the nation in Hampden Park.

Vision have developed and designed a children’s book called ‘Buzzing Around the World’ to highlight endangered animals through the eyes of bees. The young entrepreneurs are also hoping that their book can boost literacy rates amongst primary school pupils. 

Other winners at the bash, chaired by STV news presenter Rachel McTavish, included Glasgow’s Bon Bon. The young enterprise group, based out of Lochend Community High School, won two awards for creating room fragrances that smell like old fashioned sweets.

Andy Willox, FSB’s Scottish policy convenor who attended the awards, said: “The Festival of Youth Enterprise showcased the best young entrepreneurs Scotland has to offer. It showed that the future of business is in safe hands.

“FSB is proud to sponsor these awards and we urge all schools in Scotland to offer enterprise education to primary and secondary pupils.”

Vision will represent Scotland at the UK final in July.

The full list of winners:

  •   Kaplan Best Company Report - Vision
  •   Lyreco Best Trade Stand - Vision
  •   EY Best Presentation - Bon Bon
  •   IOD Director of the Year Award - Taylor Henderson, Live laugh Learn, Bo'ness Academy and Chloe Fairman, West Coasters, Lochgilphead High School
  •   ICAS Financial Director of the Year - Annie Nicol and Samantha Overstone both from (Beltane candles, Currie High School)
  •   Asda Award for Social Enterprise - Medley
  •   The Marketing Society Star School Award - Vision
  •   Disney Creativity Award - Bon Bon
  •   City of Glasgow College Innovation Award - SEED
  •   DYW Glasgow Journey Award - Taylor Henderson (Bo'ness Academy)
  •   FSB Business Adviser of the Year Award - Lee Medd
  •   SQA Link Teacher of the Year Award - Samantha Coole
  •   Peroosh People's Choice Award - Handmade Hamilton