Rebecca is top schools enterprise competition marketeer

Award-winner Rebecca Jackson, from Sheffield Springs Academy, with (l-r) Steve Sly, Coun Colin Ross and David Grey
Award-winner Rebecca Jackson, from Sheffield Springs Academy, with (l-r) Steve Sly, Coun Colin Ross and David Grey
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FOURTEEN year old Rebecca Jackson’s designs for a website and brochure for the business she launched as part of this year’s BiG Challenge have won her the challenge’s Marketing and Promotion Award.

Rebecca, from Sheffield Springs Academy, is the brains behind Funky Sprout, which sells jewelry she has designed.

She narrowly beat 12 year old Alicia Cannon from King Edward VII School whose business, Dig for Charity, sells selections of vegetable seeds in branded packets and is raising money for the Weston Park Cancer Charity.

The presentation was hosted by DLA Piper and awards were presented by Sheffield City Council cabinet member for Children and Young People’s Services, Colin Ross and David Grey who if group chairman of OSL, in addition to being a member of the recently formed Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

DLA Piper is also organizing a trip to Madrid for the overall winners of the BiG Challenge, who will be revealed in April.

DLA Piper’s Sheffield managing partner Steve Sly hailed the BiG Challenge as an inspiration to the young people who enter and the teachers and businesses that get involved.

“It demonstrates the sorts of talents we need across all sectors, as well as developing entrepreneurial skills and interest in self-employment,” said Mr Sly.