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Our student Vicky Knight (centre) is crowned Student of the Year 2013 by the Association of Colleges

Christopher Adams

Christopher Adams

Christopher Adams, is currently working hard to achieve his Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing at the Technical Skills Academy in aim to start his award-winning one of a kind mobile hairdressing business in July. The business minded entrepreneur came 2nd in the E=MC2 Programme (Enterprise | Money | Creativity | Squared) run by The Small Business Consultancy Foundation (TSBC). Chris was the only teen to reach the final after a panel of 10 high-profile and experienced business leaders and entrepreneur judges scored over 50 business plans to put only 4 through to the final.

Chris, who has worked on planning his new business titled Baseline over the last year, says: "I am really enjoying my course at the Technical Skills Academy, without it I wouldn't be able to live my dream and start my new venture." He continues; "I am particularly looking forward to cutting and styling the hair of real-clients in the Academy's commercial Salon after Christmas." Chris, who was prized with the opportunity to work for Gillette, believes that reaching the final of the E=MC2 Programme is a great achievement, he says: "I have come a really long way and this just goes to prove that all my hard work has paid off in the end." Course: Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 2 at the Technical Skills Academy

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