AN A level business studies student from Harrogate Grammar School has been given the accolade “most entrepreneurial individual.”

Alistair Cameron-Jones beat over a hundred other contestants from sixth forms and colleges across Yorkshire to win the award at this year’s Umph! business and enterprise competition, which took place at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield.

The students were judged by a panel of business experts that included business advisers from organiser Grant Thornton, specialists from law firm Bond Dickinson, Huddersfield University and Huddersfield Town Football Club.

Alistair said: “Talking to the entrepreneurs on a one to one basis and having the opportunity to hear about their experiences in business was really motivational.

"I came to Umph! to learn more about business and I will definitely be taking plenty of ideas and inspiration away with me.

"The entrepreneurs spoke to us with a lot of honesty about both failures and successes in their business careers, and it was really inspiring to hear that things don’t always go smoothly but that it’s part of the experience to overcome problems and failures.”

Sandra O’Neill, Umph! organiser said: "Alistair’s entrepreneurial attitude impressed the judges and will be an asset to him in life whatever career he decides on.”