Member News Archive


“Surround Yourself with Different People” – Young Entrepreneurs Learn about Team Work and Social Enterprises

On Wednesday 2nd April, Justine Gaubert, the founder of Silent Cities Ltd, came to Sheffield’s University Technical College(UTC) to give a talk to BiG YEC members about team work and social enterprises. Silent Cities is a social enterprise which aims to build creative environments where silent voices can flourish. They work with people who are isolated and disadvantaged to develop…

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New Photos Added to the Gallery

Checkout some of the photos from the last year now uploaded to The Photo Gallery! Look out for more photos coming soon….

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Joe gets ‘Emerging Entrepreneurial Talent Award’

The Sheffield Business Awards, which this year celebrated its tenth anniversary, marked a major achievement for Joe Panasiuk, a board member of the BiG Young Entrepreneurs Club. For the first time, this year there was an Award for Emerging Entrepreneurial Talent recognising the best of Sheffield’s entrepreneurial and business-minded young people. The Award was open to all previous winners of…

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BiGYEC Member Wins National AXA Enterprise Award

BiGYEC Board member Alex Gwynne’s business – AG Paper Toys – recently came 1st in the enterprise category of the Ambition AXA Awards. The competition exists to find the nation’s up and coming businesses run by talented 11 to 18-year-olds. Alex, who has been a member since the club started in 2011 will recieve  £40,000 worth of business and mentoring…

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Joe Panasiuk

Joe named Sheffield Entrepreneur of the Year

Founder and board member of BIG YEC Joe Panasiuk won a special award in July. At a glittering Celebration of Success ceremony at Sheffield City Hall Joe was awarded ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2011. A fantastic achievement – well done Joe! To see video of the event and find out more, please follow the link to The Star website!

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BiG Challenge Winners

BiG YEC Members head to Madrid!

Two members of the BiG YEC won top prize and a dream trip to Madrid as joint winners of this year’s BiG Challenge! Alicia of King Edward Vll school and Rebecca of Sheffield Springs Academy flew to Madrid courtesy of DLA Piper. The business trip included sightseeing and exploring business scenarios at the Madrid office and was hosted by local…

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