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Young Enterprise marketing award for student business

Student business MealMate picked up the Strategic Marketing Award at the Young Enterprise (YE) National Final.

The team, which is on a mission to provide students with healthy and cheap meal ideas, was just one of five businesses to take home a coveted award.

Professional Tutor in Business Rev Tony Bradley, who runs the YE programme at Hope alongside Paula Raper, said: “This was a stunning success and very much unexpected.”

MealMate have already secured business from both Liverpool Hope and Loughborough College’s accommodation and student welfare departments, due to their emphasis on simple recipes, shopping to a budget and reducing food waste.

MealMate Managing Director Robyn Harrison-Reid discussed what she has got out of the experience: “I’ve enjoyed developing as a business woman and becoming more educated and gaining the skills I needed to take this business forward. I want to gain experience in being in management and taking responsibility for a company and its assets.”

Becca Ali, who was responsible for the companies IT development, added: “I’ve gained lots of confidence in public speaking and really enjoyed the team spirit - when we were all working together we understood and supported each other. Because of the intensity of our studies we weren't sure we would be ready for the National Finals - but we were!”

All of the students involved in MealMate are studying through the Business School at Liverpool Hope.


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