Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2013 opens to uncover Britain’s most enterprising young entrepreneur

Competition sponsor Amway reveal one in five students start a business before leaving university

A UK-wide competition, Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2013, has re-launched to discover the country’s most enterprising and promising young person in business.

Led by global wholesale business Amway UK, the scheme, running for its third year, is this year looking to celebrate young entrepreneurialism, with applications open to business minds aged 25 and under. The winner will be awarded £5,000 to help start their own business.

Shortlisted applicants will be judged on their business plans by a panel of famous entrepreneurs including fashion designer Patrick Grant and businessman and reality star Francis Boulle.

The winning entrepreneur will be announced in early November and follows the success of the 2012 competition, which saw Jill Carter awarded the title for her social enterprise initiative Pulp Friction.

The announcement follows recent research commissioned by Amway which revealed that, inspired by famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Britain’s young entrepreneurs are on the rise with one in five students launching a business before leaving university.

Sheryl Franklin-Worth, corporate affairs manager at Amway UK, commented: “It’s very encouraging to see that today’s younger generation are inspired by business success stories.

“It reflects that enterprise is seen as positive in the UK which is great news for Amway UK who are committed to finding the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

Applications for Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2013 close on October 1, to enter click here.

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