Helping young people to start life-changing businesses is something we’re very proud of at The Trust. So we’re chuffed to be able to announce the worthy winners of the first Tomorrow’s Business Awards.

With the support of NatWest, we launched the awards in June and had hundreds of entries from Trust supported enterprises who were all making a positive difference to their own lives, their community or the environment through their businesses.

From the amazing shortlist, three winners were chosen by our panel of judges. And they are:

The winner’s celebration was hosted by NatWest in their offices and saw the three successful businesses receiving coaching and mentoring sessions from high profile business people and experts to help them take their next step on their enterprise journey.

Trust Chairman, Lloyd Dorfman CBE, was joined by M&S CEO Steve Rowe and Claire Locke, founder of fashion retailer Artigiano and Vice Chair of our Enterprise Fellowship, in mentoring the young people. Senior NatWest representatives David Wheldon, Peter Ryan-Bell, James Gardiner and Kirsty Britz all spent time with the winners alongside Marcelino Castrillo, Head of Business Banking who presented the trophies.

Martina Milburn CBE, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust, said: "The Tomorrow’s Business Awards were designed to showcase the talent and innovation of young people who have set up businesses with help from The Prince’s Trust. We’re proud of all the young people who, with our support, transform their lives and set up their own amazing businesses, so choosing the winners was difficult.

These three businesses demonstrate first hand the positive effects of the Enterprise programme, not only for the young entrepreneurs themselves but also in their local communities and the environment.