Cameron, 14, bags top business award

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Teen tycoon Cameron Thomas scooped the top prize at a business challenge awards event held in Barnsley.

The 14-year-old set up his business CT Design to produce personalised cotton tote bags suitable for all ages.

And the company took the prestigious Overall Best Business award at the IKIC Barnsley Big Challenge ceremony.

Cameron won an all-expenses paid trip to Glasgow, host to July’s Commonwealth Games.

He told the audience: “I would just like to say a massive thank you to the judges for choosing me to win both the KS3 Winner and the Overall Best Business award.

“I’d like to thank Gemma Calladine and Charlotte Agnew from Komplex Youth Club for supporting me through this challenge, also congratulations to them both for winning Best Educator Award.

“One massive thank you is to my mum for being there, helping me out and just being that person which I can turn to for advice and things about my business.”

Seb Garwood, 15, one of the members of Aperture Advertising who won four awards said: “IKIC has given us an amazing opportunity. It’s really opened our minds to the world of business. We’re delighted with the awards we’ve taken.”