A student from a school in Westminster has received an award from stars of TV’s The Apprentice after impressing with her online business.
Shanai Henry, from the Peter Jones Academy at Westminster Kingsway College, won Best Pitch at during Westminster Enterprise Week 2017.
She impressed judges Margaret Mountford, who for many years acted as advisor to Lord Sugar on the hit BBC show , and first series winner Tim Campbell, with her online hair extension business idea.
The event was last Monday (November 13) at the launch of Westminster Enterprise Week 2017 - an event organised by Westminster City Council, in partnership with Bright Ideas Trust.
The 17-year-old said: “I can’t believe I won, it’s great that my business idea pitch was a success. My business idea aims to help people purchase hair extensions online in an easy and efficient way.
"I look forward to working with Bright Ideas Trust to develop my business.
"Thank you Westminster Enterprise Week for helping me achieve my business dream into a reality.”
Bright Ideas Trust will be now provide support to Shanai to help her to develop her business idea, which already exports high quality hair extensions from China and is focused on doing so in an ethical way.
Mr Campbell, co-founderof Bright Ideas Trust, said: “I’m really proud to be part of Westminster Enterprise Week, it’s our third year working closely with business partners to help young people understand the value of business.”
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