HABERDASHERS' ENTREPRENEUR'S AWARDS 2018 CELEBRATED THIS MONTH
The Haberdashers’ Entrepreneur's Awards, in partnership with the University of East London, were celebrated at Haberdashers' Hall on 11th June. The aim of the programme is to give businesses owned by UEL students and alumni a financial boost to encourage growth; since its inception 10 years ago it has supported 114 businesses, 85% of which are still trading.
Today's award recipients went through a thorough assessment process, each receiving £2,000 and a support package including one-to-one mentoring, growth workshops and a funded student placement.
The enterprise, innovation and confidence shown by the award winners are always extremely impressive, and this year was no exception:
Gogo Studio, a diverse and multi-disciplinary London-based architectural design company, works on projects ranging from residential refurbishments to commercial and mixed-use developments.
Vidicrew, founded by filmmakers and video editors, turns mobile phone videos into engaging and professional short films, currently targeting the wedding and events market.
Far Fitness provides functional training which focuses on the whole body and takes a holistic approach to strength and training, specialisiing in those recovering from injuries or long term health issues.
Work Well Being creates wellbeing programmes designed to enhance individual health and happiness in the workplace, believing that happy and healthy employees are key to better business.
Street Food Markets, an urban space rental business, enables pop-up restaurants, street food entrepreneurs and food trucks to trade at unique locations, transforming bland sites into vibrant, burgeoning communities.
We wish them all the utmost success.
THE SUNDAY TIMES INDEPENDENT SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2017
The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School is delighted to announce that it has been named as The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year for 2017.
This achievement is enhanced by the Preparatory School, once again, being ranked top Boys Preparatory School in the country. The Sunday Times Parent Power award qualifies schools not only on their academic achievements but also includes co-curricular, parent feedback and the success of former pupils.
Haberdashers’ commitment to nurturing excellence is demonstrated in each and every accomplishment. Its academic success, extensive co-curricular programme and unparalleled pastoral care are underpinned by an ethos of endeavour that has led to nation-wide recognition.
Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, said: “Habs Boys is always a top performer and a hugely popular option for anyone with sons who is considering independent education. The Headmaster has fashioned a school that excels academically but also stresses the importance of – and encourages participation in – the co-curricular activities that ensure boys leave the school with a deserved reputation for being star all-rounders.”
Peter Hamilton, Headmaster, said: “We are delighted to be named and recognised by The Sunday Times as the best independent school in the country. This is a tremendous accolade and one of which we are extremely proud. I would like to thank our pupils, teachers, support staff, parents and governors. Their hard work, commitment and passion is what drives Habs to the forefront of global education.”