Farm491 Student Member, Jen Winnett Wins Two Enterprise Awards

The Royal Agricultural University’s Enterprise Awards recognise the entrepreneurial achievements students and graduates engaged in our Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme over the academic year. We’re delighted to announce that Farm491 Student Member, Jen Winnet has been awarded both 2016 Try it Champion and 2016 Grand Idea winner. The panel of expert judges were impressed with the progress and the commitment she showed to developing her innovative technology idea “Find My Saddle” in such a short time.

Jen said, “I’m over the moon and still in shock. Thank you to the Enterprise Programme for all of their support. Let the hard work and fun begin!”

Along with the £500 funding from Muddy Wellies Drinks awarded to her for her Try It success, Jen was also awarded a further £1,000 to invest in to her business, as well as £1,000 of legal advice from Burges Salmon Law Firm and membership to the Institute of Directors for her Grand Idea win.

Katy Duke, Head of Enterprise at the RAU, said, “I am delighted that we can host these awards to recognise and celebrate our talented entrepreneurs. It also provides us with a fantastic opportunity to bring together, and thank, all of those who support our programme, including mentors, guest speakers, and our professional advisors. Without these individuals, we would not be able to provide the relevant support and guidance to help our students start their own businesses.”