Nurture Business Plan Prize Winners 2021

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pictured left to right two of this years winners: Iris Teunissen and Esme Arkinstall

A huge congratulations to this years Nurture Business Plan Award winners:

  • Iris Teunissen for The Best Enterprise Project  
  • Yougqi Li for The Enterprise Project with the Most Potential (disruptive potential)   
  • Alannah Brown for The Enterprise Project with the Most Potential (social potential)
  • Esme Arkinstall for The Best Sustainable Enterprise Project  

The Nurture Business Plan, now in its 9th year, was created in 2012 by Peter Fane, CEO of the Nurture Landscapes Group and UWE Bristol Alumnus to encourage and reward new business talent. It is awarded based on best overall marks for an Enterprise Project in the final year in one of four categories.

Esme Arkinstall is winner of this year's Nurture Business Plan Prize for the Best Sustainable Enterprise Project. Her project highlighted a multitude of issues within the fast fashion industry, and theorised a start-up clothing brand creating sustainable pyjamas that would best overcome these.  

I love the outdoors (think running, climbing, hiking, everything), and sustainability has always been a passionate subject for me. Since graduating I have started my working life in technology at Intel Corporation. Throughout my future career I hope to continue to contribute to the environment wherever I can. A big thank you to Peter and the Nurture team for recognising my work - I would love to one day turn my business ideas into a reality, and this feels like the first step towards that.Esme Arkinstall

Iris Teunissen winner of this years Best Enterprise Project category says Peter, I am incredibly grateful to have received the Nurture Landscape award, something I never expected to achieve. As an international student in a foreign country, I always felt it was just a bit more challenging to “fit in”, do the work in the right way, and be the best I can. Because of your award, you have made me stand out, and have given me the feeling I can be very proud of myself. Winning the Nurture Prize for Best Business Plan was the cherry on top of my academic journey in the UK, and something I will never forget and will always be grateful for. So, thank you for making me feel like a true winner.”

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