2020 saw a brand-new entrepreneurship competition launched for Greenhead College students with an idea and passion for starting a new business. We’re delighted to announce that A2 student, Ubayd Knight was the proud winner of the £500 prize, donated by a local Huddersfield Business Owner.
Ubayd produced a business plan for his niche business venture supplying customised body kits for card to target a high-income market segment. Using the latest 3D modelling techniques and 3D printing Ubayd hopes to exploit a gap in this premium market and follow the passion he has had for cars since a young age.
“As a determined entrepreneur, my experience of winning the Entrepreneur of The Year contest at Greenhead College has given me the drive and motivation to keep working hard towards my goal of becoming a successful business owner. As an A2 student, my current task is to excel at my studies to get the grades that I need, then take a gap year to focus on starting and growing my business. I then plan on applying to a University in Japan to study Business Management and Entrepreneurship.”
He plans to spend his prize money on 3D design software and is determined to gain the relevant experience to make his dream happen.
Mark Mitchell, assistant principal and teacher of business at Greenhead College commented:
“The competition aims to foster enterprise skills and innovation to encourage people to start a successful business and provide a positive contribution to the UK economy. Ubayd showed a particular passion for his business idea and stood out because of his focus on a particular market segment, with his unique concept of customised body kits for cars.”
We wish Ubayd the very best with his exciting venture.