A YOUNG entrepreneur’s business idea for children’s history books has won her a trip to Barcelona.

Our Small World was named best overall business at this year’s I Know I Can Barnsley Big Challenge Awards ceremony last week.

Ellie Kilkenny, from Horizon Community College, is the brains behind Our Small World which produces a series of history books aimed at kids aged six to 11.

Teams from primary and secondary schools were judged on innovation, potential for future growth, profit and the overall quality of the pitch, which teams made to a panel of expert judges that included Joada Allen-Booth from Visualised IT, BBIC boss Adrian Waite and Thomas Maskill from Masworth Marketing.
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The judges felt 15-year-old Ellie’s idea was a business they would all invest their own money into and could see the potential for the company for grow.

Our Small World also scooped the award for ‘potential for growth’ and ‘best final report’. As part of the winning prize Ellie has received a two night trip to Barcelona.

Read more in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle