Cardiff Met Textiles Student Jenny’s Success in Entrepreneur Wales Awards

​11/11/2016

​Jenny Evans receiving her Award at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards held in Cardiff.

Cardiff School of Art and Design second year BA Textiles student Jenny Evans, was announced as runner up in the Entrepreneur Wales Awards held in Cardiff this week.

Twenty one year old Jenny from Plymouth is in her second year of her Textiles degree at Cardiff Met. She was announced as the runner up in the Student Entrepreneur of the year category at the 2016 Awards ceremony held at the Principality Stadium this week.

Since starting her degree, Jenny has been working with Cardiff Met's Centre for Entrepreneurship to develop her business – Jenny Evans Designs, which she set up shortly before starting her degree last year. Jenny now supplies a number of galleries with her artwork. She uses a combination of watercolour and stitch to create her coastal inspired images, drawing with her sewing machine to create her unique pieces of work.

Jenny said: "I feel incredibly overwhelmed and privileged to have been selected as a runner up in this category at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards. There were some amazing businesses shortlisted, I feel inspired by all of their stories and motivated to continue growing my own business. I am thoroughly enjoying my journey as an entrepreneur and am learning new things every day.

"I'm so thankful to the staff at Cardiff School of Art and Design, particularly the support I have received from my tutors in Textiles and the incredible level of support and advice I have received from the Entrepreneurship Team at Cardiff Met. They have enabled and encouraged me to explore some great business ideas and I look forward to working with them to develop my business further in the future."

Dr Keireine Canavan, Head of Textiles and Principal Lecturer at Cardiff Met, said: "We are absolutely thrilled for Jenny. She has a fantastic talent and has combined this with the business skills she is developing to grasp a real opportunity. Jenny Evans Designs is certainly a business to watch and we will continue to support Jenny as she builds her offer alongside her studies."

The Centre for Entrepreneurship provides support for student and graduate entrepreneurs and helps students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and mind-set to assist them in securing employment. 

For more information about Jenny’s work, please visit: www.JennyEvansDesigns.co.uk