Housing group praised at awards

Tony Jennings (left), receiving the Business Supporter award from Peter Robson, of Wellstream International Limited.
Tony Jennings (left), receiving the Business Supporter award from Peter Robson, of Wellstream International Limited.

A SCHEME launched to help develop the young entrepreneurs of the future has been praised.

North Tyneside Council’s housing service, North Tyneside Homes, won the award for business supporter of the year award at the regional final of a competition run by Young Enterprise Regional Final.

More than a dozen members of the organisation’s housing staff are volunteers offering advice to youngsters. Among them is financial inclusion manager Tony Jennings, winner of a gold award for making an outstanding contribution to the work of Young Enterprise at the ceremony.

He said: “I’m delighted to win the award. Delivering the Young Enterprise programme in our schools is a very rewarding experience.”