Lee Williams, a Foundation Degree Business student at the College Merthyr Tydfil has recently become one of the first eight Big Ideas Wales young ambassadors for enterprise in Wales. The Young Ambassador programme, led by the Welsh Government, seeks to recruit and train young entrepreneurs aged 16-24 who have started their own businesses within the last two years. Each of these young entrepreneurs has been trained to deliver short sessions to add further value to the Big Ideas Wales Services and the extended sessions delivered by the Role Model Network.
Lee also recently scooped ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ at the Merthyr Tydfil Business Awards in recognition of his enthusiasm and hard work to drive forward his new business ‘Maid in Wales’ whilst at the same time studying hard at college and working part-time at EE.
Lee commented “Growing up on one of the biggest and poorest council estates in the world is an experience I will never forget for both the good and bad reasons. It made me what I am today, determined, innovative and downright entrepreneurial. I am really looking forward to being a Young Ambassador and inspiring other young people to think seriously about setting up their own business whilst also using my experience to provide them with an understanding of the realities of setting up in business, the support available and barriers and challenges that they may have to face”
Lee can now be booked to go into school and college classes to help young people understand what it takes to start a business. He goes on to say that “It doesn’t matter where you are from or what your background is, if you want something that much, you will find a way to it, just like I did”.
For further information on the Young Ambassador Programme, please visit www.BigIdeasWales.com
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