University graduates win Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award

Two University of Sunderland graduates have been awarded The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award for their filmmaking company Roar Motion.

Matt Eyre and Rob Parsons, who are friends from university, did not expect the nomination.

Rob Parsons said: “No, we weren’t expecting the nomination at all. We just got a phone call one day saying that we’ve been put forward.”

The Enterprise Place, a University of Sunderland facility dedicated to supporting new businesses, has nominated Roar Motion for the award based on their hard work, drive and dedication in making their business a success.

The company is based in Sunderland and is operating across the North East.

Roar Motion already has a stable portfolio available on their website for anyone interested to view.

They have produced multiple video materials with different purposes and are looking to expand their business by introducing aerial filmo- and photography.

The overall aim of the company is to be able to provide comprehensive media service to its clients, including drone, video, photography and website work.

For the first time this year the nominations for The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award have been opened to several North East universities.

The award ceremony was launched in 2013 and is traditionally held at the University of Huddersfield.

Businesses which are either student or graduate start-ups or social enterprises are awarded for their ability to have a commercial or social impact and also their potential for sustainability and growth is also considered.

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