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Business Start-up competition winners announced

Posted on 20 March 2017

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Aspiring entrepreneurs from Leeds Trinity University have competed for a cash prize in the Business Start-up Competition. 

Tom Cowman and Danny Greenwood, Level 6 Sport students, have received £500 for taking first place i​n the annual Business Start-up Competition with their business, Paradox Fitness. ​Selling their own range of fitness and nutritional supplements, as well as offering tailored fitness and meal plans, Paradox Fitness ​is an e-commerce business which Tom and Danny developed in 2016 after identifying a gap in the student market.

Tom and Danny have ambitious plans for the future of Paradox Fitness​. Danny said:

"We can't believe we've won! We entered the B​usines​s Start-up Competition but didn't expect to win due to focusing on our studies. The £500 prize will help us investigate the development of an app ​​for our business, whilst also allowing us to expand our range of Paradox Fitness ​products." 

Contestants were tasked with submitting and presenting a short business plan to a panel of judges consisting of Leeds Trinity alumni and business professionals. Contestants were also required to take part in a short question and answer session, before the judges selected a winner. 

When asked about the Business Start-up Competition, Business Start-up Advisor Phil Williams, said:

"The Business Start-up Competition is a special event where students pitch their business ideas to alumni who will then support them to develop their ideas and plans. It's great to see both the range and creativity of the ideas from the students, as well as the enthusiasm from the judges."​​

​Prizes were also awarded for second and third place in the Business Start-up Competition. Christine Wilson and her business CW Media Productions​ came second and received £250, whilst Joe Hatch received £125 for coming third place with Jung Clothing