Sixteen year old Rosie Pendleton from Selby beat off some strong competition from young people across Yorkshire and Humber to win an Apple iPad2 for her creative writing business. Launched recently, Wildfire is a free, innovative business support programme for young people and it is currently running competitions to find the sharpest young business minds. Rosie said “finding a job is hard for young people at the moment so I thought why not start my own business doing something I am good at and really enjoy doing? Winning an iPad is brilliant because it means I can take my business everywhere I go and it will save lots of paper too.”
Rosie is pictured receiving her prize, along with some business tips, from Deirdre Bounds, entrepreneur, TV personality and YES Director. Read an interview with Rosie at the Wildfire Hub.