Rose Dyson wins Enterprise Student of the Year06 December 2017
Greenhead College student, Rose Dyson, has won the Enterprise Student of the Year Award 2017, in partnership with the Association of Colleges.
Aged just 18 years old, Rose is the owner of Pura Cosmetics – an all-natural, cruelty free, vegan lip balm and lip scrub brand.
When Rose was just 15, a competition in high school allowed her the opportunity to set up her own enterprise. At the time, Rose was interested in beauty products, however, felt the prices were too expensive for young teenagers. This gave her the idea to create her own, affordable range of lip balms and lip scrubs.
After winning four awards in the competition, including Barnsley’s Best Young Business, Pura Cosmetics went from strength to strength. Receiving funding from the EU, allowed Rose to build the brand and develop her own website.
Rose manages her business alongside studying for her A-Levels. Every day, after college, she spends her evenings making more lip balms and scrubs to keep up with the increasing demands. She stocks her products in five small businesses around Yorkshire, and regularly attends local fairs and markets.
Rose has won various awards including Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday Award, Jacqueline Gold CBE’s WOW Award and the National Young Market Trader of the Year 2017.
Commenting on her win, Rose said:
‘‘I would like to thank the Business department at Greenhead for all their support and advice they have given me whilst I continue to grow Pura Cosmetics and study for my A-Levels’’.