Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is your chance to set up and run a legally trading business with other students.

Success Stories

Choose your role from a range including managing director, finance director, sales director and more. You will find out what it is really like to be an entrepreneur.  Our Young Enterprise groups have gone from strength to strength at Cirencester and in the last 3 years and been recognised both nationally and internationally for their enterprising ideas and innovation.


Gloucestershire Finals – Winners

South West Regional Finals – Winners plus additional awards for Best Financial Management and Best Innovation

National Finals – Best Production Winners (£500)

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runners up Young Business People of the Year

Grow Gloucestershire Business Awards – Winners Young Business People of the Year


Gloucestershire Area Finals – Winners Best Service, Winners Sales and Marketing,
top 3 in six award  categories


Cirencester Chamber of Commerce – Winners Innovation
Gloucestershire Area Finals – Commendation for Innovation

Gadget Gurus

Gloucestershire Finals – Runners up overall (by 1 point only) and runners up in 5 of 7 award categories



Gloucestershire Area Finals – 3rd place Trade Stand



Gloucestershire Area Finals – Winners Product Development, Winners Sales Pitch, 2nd place Innovation and Entrepreneurship

UK Hyundai SFF National Finals – Winners
JAYE SFF Hyundai European Finals – overall winners
JAYE SFF Hyundai European Finals Audience Award – Winners
Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runners up Innovation
Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runner up Young Person of the Year


Callum Coles

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Awards – Runner up Young Business Person
of the Year

Congratulations to Young Enterprise student Alex Worrall who has recently been awarded the Young Enterprise South West Student Journey Award.

The Cotswold Reclaimers were named “Best Commercially Viable Business” by 6 business people who had been mystery judges at a recent YE Trade Fair. This means that out of all 22 YE companies in the Gloucestershire they were picked as having the most potential to succeed in the real world.

Young Enterprise Area Finals 2017

Social, Ethical and Environmental Award – Winners: The Cotswold Reclaimers

Best Product or Service Development Award – Winners: Ultimate Drive Guide

Sales, Marketing and Customer Focus – Winners: The Cotswold Reclaimers

Teamwork Award – Runners up Ultimate Drive Guide

Presentation Award – 3rd place: Ultimate Drive Guide

Best Trade Stand Award – Runners Up: The Cotswold Reclaimers

Lastly at the close, Ultimate Drive Guide were awarded 2nd place overall and The Cotswold Reclaimers picked up 3rd place overall, equalling last year’s performances.


Enterprise Society

Cirencester College is committed to providing students with an opportunity to enrich their education. In 2014, Cirencester students launched their own Enterprise Society. Under the guidance of our Innovation and Enterprise Manager Hannah Clark, these students have proved that given the opportunity there really is no limit or restriction on how much they can achieve.

TIES, was set up with the purpose of providing students who wish to start their own businesses either now or in the future or who already have a business opportunity to network with established local entrepreneurs and attend guru lectures from people who have ‘been there and done it’.

TIES have put on several excellent enterprise and innovation opportunities including:

Collaborating with the Royal Agricultural University on a world record attempt for Speed Networking.

Attending an Innovation Forum at Mitsubishi Motors supported by the Cirencester Growth Hub.

Networking with 29 local business people and entrepreneurs to hear their stories and share ideas.

Rebranding and re-launching the College sweet shop as Caddy’s Candy Shop with ‘Made in Chelsea’ star, and owner of Candy Kittens, Jamie Laing.

This year TIES will be continuing to work with our Young Enterprise students as mentors, as well as building links with the Enterprise Society at the Royal Agricultural University and our local schools.