Sunderland students set to become entrepreneurs

Blueprint runners-up Adam Wimpenny and Iraa Kadchha with the Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences John MacIntyre
Blueprint runners-up Adam Wimpenny and Iraa Kadchha with the Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences John MacIntyre
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TWO young entrepreneurs are getting ready to represent their university at a prestigious regional business awards ceremony.

Former University of Sunderland students Iraa Kadchha and Adam Wimpenny have secured a place in the final of the Blueprint Business Planning Awards, after being nominated for two categories.

The competition celebrates young business talent across the region, helping to recognise the brightest business ideas and entrepreneurs from across the five North East universities.

The duo hope to defy competition at the regional finals and continue their success to bring home the award for their company RGB Media.

Dean of the University of Sunderland’s Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Bernie Callaghan, said: “It’s fantastic to have RGB Media nominated for multiple awards.

“Not only is it great news for the company, but brilliant for the university to be represented and stand a great chance of coming out on top in a strife northern rivalry.”

RGB Media celebrated success in the local heat of the awards, winning the business category with a cash prize of £500.

It was also named overall runner-up and received a £2,000 David Goldman Scholarship to help grow their business.

The young communications and web development company has already added Samsung to its portfolio.

“It’s great to be recognised by the Blueprint Awards,” said Iraa.

“It breaks the stereotype that the only place for media is in London. We’re northern, we’re innovative and we’re providing a shift in perspective.”

The Regional Blueprint Business Planning Awards will be held at the Hilton Hotel, in Gateshead, on Thursday, October 25.

“We’ve got our sights sets on winning at the regionals,” said Adam.

“We’re working hard to ensure we stand out from the crowd and bring the award home.”

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