Business Management student receives first ever Enterprise Scholarship

Daniel Oates, a first year Undergraduate student studying Business Management with a Year in Industry, has been selected to be the recipient of the Enterprise Scholarship from The Entrepreneurship and Innovation team.

The scholarship is worth £6,000 over a period of three years and by the end of the third year, the Enterprise Scholar will develop a viable business idea, secure an enterprising graduate job or plan an enterprising year out.

On receiving the scholarship, Daniel Oates said:

The opportunity will not only develop my business skills through participation in enterprise societies and events, but will also allow me to learn through hands on experiences. Funding has always been a stumbling block I have faced, however the funding the Scholarship provides now gives me an excellent opportunity to develop my business ideas.

I also look forward to getting involved with the student body offering them guidance regarding developing their business. I am very grateful for the opportunity that has been provided to me and I will do my up most to deliver a successful programme.

The awardee was selected in liaison with sponsor James Villarreal. James is CEO and co-founder of Glide, a company he started while still at the University of Birmingham. He is also the youngest entrepreneur to win the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year award. As a passionate supporter of young enterprise, James is a sponsor of the Enterprise Scholarship Programme.