Sue Poole named 'Business Mentor of the Year'
Gower College Swansea lecturer Sue Poole has been recognised at the 2012 Women in Business Awards, held in association with PwC.
Sue, who is the college’s Enterprise Education Manager, scooped the ‘Business Mentor of the Year’ award for her work in inspiring entrepreneurial spirit in young people.
Working to develop enterprise skills among students in the Swansea Bay area, from primary school pupils to college and university students, Sue was a key player in the setting up of the Young Chamber of Commerce, working in partnership with the West Wales Chamber of Commerce.
“Winning this award is a massive honour as well as a huge surprise as the competition was extremely tough,” says Sue. “I’m very proud of the work we’ve created and the achievements we’ve celebrated in recent years and I look forward to further developing the talents of our young people, especially with the upcoming launch of the Entrepreneurship Academy Wales.”
Sue has been a driving force in the setting up of the Academy, which is the first of its kind in Wales. A one year course based at the Innovation Foundry in Swansea, it is endorsed by local entrepreneur and ‘Secret Millionaire’ Kevin Green, with further sponsorship support from Euros Jones-Evans (Telesgop), Admiral Insurance, Clive Murphy (Trojan Electronics), Andrew Downie (Netbop) and Dave Kieft (RDM Electrical.)