YOUNG entrepreneurs are competing with the big businesses of Cirencester after one college team won a prestigious award.

Cirencester College’s young enterprise students, TagVertise, were presented with Innovation of the Year Award at the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The student team behind TagVertise developed a marketing agency utilising a brand new technology which allows android users to get extra information on a product by simply swiping their mobile phone.

Callum Gunston and George Dudman from TagVertise were there to collect the award at the ceremony in May.

“We really did not expect to win so this is a very proud moment for us,” said Callum. “It has given us confidenceand shows that our hard work this year is paying off.”

A spokesman from award sponsors Davey Law said: “TagVertise have come up with a product that is a clear innovation. The concept looked at existing technologies and saw a way to improve their application such that their potential could grow. There is a lot of work to do to grow this concept into a successful business, but the core of any success is a good idea and this is a very good place to start.”

Cirencester’s other Young Enterprise team, WeCharge was also at the event, held at the Royal Agricultural University, and both companies were able to network with Cirencester’s business and enterprise leaders.

Course leader Hannah Clark said she was so happy for the team. “They have been recognised on such a large stage. Their business idea is fantastic and is a business far bigger than the realms of Young Enterprise could assist them with.”