Hwb busnes i entrepreneuriaid ifanc

Mae tri entrepreneur ifanc lleol wedi cael hwb busnes diolch i Gronfa Hadau Abertawe.

Mae Lucy Parker, Rhiannon Picton-James a Geraint Vaughan wedi derbyn £500 yr un i helpu i ehangu eu brandiau.

Mae Lucy wedi datblygu busnes ffotograffiaeth ffyniannus ac mae eisoes wedi cael nifer o gomisiynau ar gyfer portreadau teuluol a phriodasau. Ei huchelgais yw gweithio’n amser llawn yn y diwydiant priodasau a gwneud delweddau cofiadwy y gall ei chleientiaid eu trysori am byth.

Young entrepreneurs given a business boost

Three young local entrepreneurs have been given a business boost thanks to the Swansea Seed Fund.

Lucy Parker, Rhiannon Picton-James and Geraint Vaughan have each been given £500 to help expand their brands.

Lucy has developed a thriving photography business and has already received a number of commissions for family portraits and weddings. Her ambition is to be able to work full time in the wedding industry and make memorable images that her clients can cherish forever.

Rheolwr Menter Sue Poole yn cystadlu am ddwy wobr

Mae Sue Poole, Rheolwr Menter Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe a Phrif Swyddog Gweithredol / Cyfarwyddwr y Ganolfan Addysg Entrepreneuraidd (C4EE) wedi cyrraedd y rhestr fer ar gyfer nid yn unig un, ond dwy wobr, dros yr wythnosau nesaf.

Mae Sue, a sefydlodd y ganolfan C4EE arobryn yn 2014, wedi cael ei henwebu yn y categori ‘Entrepreneur #GoDo y Flwyddyn’ yng Ngwobrau Great British Entrepreneur Natwest 2017 fydd yn cael eu cynnal yng Nghaerdydd ar 4 Hydref.

Enterprise Manager Sue Poole in the running for two awards

Sue Poole, Enterprise Manager at Gower College Swansea and CEO / Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Education (C4EE) has been shortlisted for not one but two awards over the coming weeks.

Sue, who set up the award-winning C4EE in 2014, has been nominated in the ‘#GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year’ category at the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards taking place in Cardiff on 4 October.

£500 grant for local entrepreneur

The Swansea Seed Fund and C4EE - headed by Sue Poole, Enterprise Manager at Gower College Swansea - have awarded a £500 grant to a young man who has started his own security firm.

Jacob Stone started his security firm, Ozone Security, from the spare room of his Mumbles home when he was just a teen and opted to ditch studying to focus instead on his business, which now employs 15 permanent members of staff on a full time basis.

Entrepreneurship project for school pupils launched

A new project to help schools teach enterprise skills to 5 and 6 year old pupils has launched.

The Bumbles of Honeywood is a set of books, online resources and educational materials designed to nurture enterprise skills from a young age - as well as teaching children about the plight of the endangered honey bee.

The project was created by Sue Poole, CEO / Director of the Swansea-based Centre for Entrepreneurial Education and Enterprise Manager at Gower College Swansea. 

Ffion aims for the stars

A young student from Llandeilo is about to reach for the stars quite literally when she joins the International Space School (FISE) in Texas over the summer break.

Ffion James, who lives in Llandybie and attends Bro Dinefwr Llandeilo, is one of only 50 young people from all over the world to be selected for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Ffion will spend two weeks undertaking scientific studies at Clear Lake University and Houston University and will also participate in a ‘flight simulation to Mars’ exercise with her fellow students. 

Hufen iâ + pitsa = elw

Mae disgyblion Blwyddyn 10 o Ysgol Gyfun Gellifedw sy’n dilyn Rhaglen Sbardun y coleg wedi gweithio mewn partneriaeth â Dominos i redeg digwyddiad llwyddiannus ar gampws Gorseinon – gan werthu hufen iâ Joe’s fel rhan o’u cymhwyster Menter.

“Wnes i wir fwynhau creu cynllun busnes a gweithio allan faint o elw sy’n gallu cael ei wneud,” dywedodd y disgybl Jake Todd, a weithredodd fel rheolwr y prosiect. “Dwi eisoes yn cydnabod y cymorth a’r cyfleoedd sydd ar gael i mi er mwyn symud ymlaen ymhellach yn y coleg.”

Ice cream + pizza = profit

Year 10 Birchgrove pupils on the college’s Kick Start Programme have worked in partnership with Dominos to run a successful event at the Gorseinon campus – selling Joe’s ice cream as part of their Enterprise qualification.

“I really enjoyed creating a business plan and working out the amount of profit that can be made,” says pupil Jake Todd, who acted as project manager. “I can already recognise the support and opportunities available for me to progress further in college.”

C4EE - Swansea Seed Fund bursary success

Three young local entrepreneurs have been given a cash and confidence boost after receiving bursaries from the Swansea Seed Fund.

The latest success stories are:

“Running my own business will enable me to create contacts with good people and achieve my dream of travelling and working around the world…”

Photographer Ben Murphy, who has already exhibited in local cafes and is now looking to organise a bigger showcase for his work in the Swansea area and beyond.


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