Northern Ireland's finest emerging entrepreneurs and business brains are being invited to showcase their talents at the annual FSB/Colleges NI Future Students of Business Awards this October.
The prestigious competition, which is now in its seventh year, celebrates the cream of budding business talent from Northern Ireland's six regional colleges and offers them an unrivalled platform to develop their skills.
Entry is open to full-time or part-time students studying a business-related level 3 course at one of Northern Ireland's six regional colleges.
Speaking at the launch of the awards, Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry MLA, said: "I welcome today's launch for the search to find Northern Ireland's Future Students of Business Award winners.
"Northern Ireland needs to grow its economy and therefore needs to support entrepreneurs to enable us to secure this growth and become more competitive.
"This annual awards event is a great opportunity for further education students to gain recognition for their business skills and develop their potential to become a future business success in Northern Ireland."
Entrants for the awards are being sought from the six regional colleges