Hometown young winners in UK wide £10,000 high street business competition

Hometown young winners in UK wide £10,000 high street business competition
Sir Tom Farmer presented the £10,000 cheque to 'Back in the High Street', also pictured, far right, Angus Hogg, chair of Carnegie UK Trust
Sir Tom Farmer presented the £10,000 cheque to ‘Back in the High Street’, also pictured, far right, Angus Hogg, chair of Carnegie UK Trust

A UK wide competition for young entrepreneurs organised by the Carnegie UK Trust has produced a hometown winner.

The final of Test Town, which sought entries from 16-30 year-olds drew 500 young would-be business minds.

Sir Tom Farmer was one of the panel of judges and he announced the winners at a special dinner presentation held in Dunfermline on the evening of Sundy, 30 June 2013.

He shared sage advice with the young people and the gathered local dignitaries: “Never, never give in.  Your efforts influence the future.”

The winning initiative Jenna Fairgrieve and Emma Pauley whose ‘Back on the High Street’ won a large cheque.  Showcasing the work of local crafters, their business idea involved renting the shelves to local crafters and artists, while earning 10 per cent of the value of sales.  Back on the High Street won the £10,000 first prize bounty.

In second place was ‘Dunfermline Soup Kitchen’ winning £5,000 and in third place, winning £2,500 were Functional Fitness Express.

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