Jade Evans’ ‘Hair of the Dog’ scooped first prize in the Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition 2019, run by the university’s entrepreneur support service beepurple, in which students and recent graduates pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.
‘Hair of the Dog’, which aims to “make a change within the textiles production industry”, builds on Jade’s current project in her MDes Textiles with Business Studies degree.
Santander Universities awarded £1500, £1000 and £750 sums to the first, second and third place winners, while the three runners up receive £250 and 10 highly commended entries are awarded £100.
Other companies offering support and guidance to the finalists and runner-ups include: The Good Business Club, Atkinsons Chartered Accountants, MDHUB, Inngot, Mayo Wynne Baxter, The Projects, Oasthouse Ventures, Grizzly Bear and Sister Snog.
Reacting to her first prize, Jade said: “I am very honoured to have been chosen as the winner. I have been developing and working towards this project for just under 18 months as part of my textiles studies, and it is something I have become very passionate about.”