A UNIVERSITY of Worcester student has won a regional competition recognising innovation in business.
Imogen Mornement, who is in the third year of her business management degree, received £15,000 worth of prizes after triumphing in the WINN (Worcestershire Innovation) Make it Happen Challenge.
The challenge supports grass roots ideas and promotes innovation across the county and Imogen will now get specific business coaching and dedicated help from local companies whose support formed part of the winning prize.
“This competition win has provided a fabulous vote of confidence in my business idea. The funding and support will be a game changer for me and accelerate my product to market,” she said.
Imogen has designed, developed and launched a collection of made-to-measure underwear and nightwear for women. Her business Penny and a Pearl allows customers to custom make the garments according to an original template design.
Over the last year Imogen has been building her new business offer from the dedicated Business Incubator space, within the Business School.
WINN is a county-based Innovation Programme formed by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire LEP and brings innovators together, acting as a catalyst to create connections and collaborations across the diverse business landscape of Worcestershire.