Jake flies flag for CBS at enterprise awards

By Amy Lewis

Published 21/05/2016 | 00:00

Tomás Hayes, Local Enterprise Offices, Jake Cunningham and Minister Damien English T.D.
Tomás Hayes, Local Enterprise Offices, Jake Cunningham and Minister Damien English T.D.

CBS Wexford student Jake Cunningham may be only 15 but by receiving a second place prize in the National Student Enterprise Awards, he is already proving that he can make it in the business world.

The second year student from Newtown Road came second in the Intermediate Category in the event which took place in recent weeks. He won over the judges with his business 'Pet Healthy Living', which produces and sells healthier treats for dogs.

Jake was awarded a €250 voucher as a result of his win, which he is hoping to reinvest into his business.

Pet Healthy Living was established by Jake when he and fellow students were each tasked with dreaming up a business. It is based around the idea of healthier treats for dogs and currently, the range includes 'Pupcakes' for young dogs and 'training cakes' for those who have recently completed training. All of the treats are made from natural ingredients.

In future, Jake hopes to expand the business to include treats for cats and possibly horses.

Jake was presented with his prize at the National Student Enterprise Awards Ceremony in Croke Park. He was up against 75 other students, who each had to demonstrate their ideas and inventions to the judging panels on the day. Jake and his proud father Declan were up at the crack of dawn to set up a stand at the event and both were thrilled when Pet Healthy Living was announced as a winner.

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