The Enterprise Award, sponsored by NatWest, recognises those young people who have overcome serious difficulties in order to achieve success in creating a sustainable business or social enterprise.
Enterprise Award winner - Kyle Chivers
“I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during my GCSE years. I don’t think you can ever get used to the treatment, it completely invades your life. I found it gruelling and debilitating.
“Despite that, I sat my GCSEs and A Levels, and focused on making a career for myself in digital animation, sketching out my business plan on the back of pizza order tickets one summer when I was working at a festival making wood-fired pizzas.
“I live in a rurally isolated area and wanted to create Firethought, an accessible animation, video and virtual reality production company that would fill the gap between established regional companies and city-based young visionaries.
“My business mentor, Ian, helped me carve out a niche. Then - using a Prince’s Trust Will it Work grant - I bought 3D photogrammetry software to help diversify my offering and subsequently secured a contract providing accident scene reconstruction services for a law firm.
"Best of all, I’m contributing to the global economy and that makes me very happy.
Our partnership with NatWest
NatWest is a Platinum Patron of The Trust, one of our longest standing partners and the largest corporate supporter of the Enterprise programme, a programme founded to support the next generation of UK entrepreneurs. The partnership continues to support hundreds of young people achieve their goals each year and most recently together we have launched our online Enterprise programme as part of our brand new digital learning platform, Prince’s Trust Online.
Our regional Enterprise Award winners
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