A HIGHER education enterprise hub has been launched by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai at its Rhos-on-Sea campus.

The initiative introduces a series of planned events to inspire, educate and assist existing and future entrepreneurs from the college’s degree level courses.

Nearly 50 of the college’s high flying students, and potential entrepreneurs, from the business, travel and tourism and hospitality departments were present at the launch last week.

Dafydd Evans, chief executive of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, , opened proceedings and the main guest of honour was award winning entrepreneur, Big Ideas Wales role model, and former student, Julie Williams, who is the managing director of the national based Mobile Crèche Company. Other guests included Mike Learmond, Federation of Small Businesses, Delyth Rowlands, Welsh Government and Ceri Kohen and Penny Matthews of Big Ideas Wales.

Forthcoming initiatives will include a series of workshops with guest speakers, networking opportunities with local businesses and the opportunity for students to learn how to pitch business ideas and gain skills in digital marketing.

Enterprising students Ethan Quinn and Danielle Anderton spoke about their experiences of entrepreneurship, as well as their recent success at the recent North Wales Young Business Awards. Their stories of setting up their own business were described as truly inspiring by one group of students.