Award for enterprising Harry, 19

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A TEENAGER, who founded his own catering firm, while at college has been presented with an enterprise award.

Harry Tincknell, who is 19, set up Oakey Smokey – a high quality outdoor catering firm – a year ago while studying for a level three business extended diploma at West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds.

Harry and his team had already won best pitch and business plan at a Dragon’s Den-style competition held at The Apex in Bury last month.

Now Harry has won the Menta enterprise award at the college’s prizegiving ceremony last week.

Alex Till, chief executive of Menta, presented the award to Harry, who lives in Hargrave, at the ceremony held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Penny Stevens, head of school of business, tourism and management at the college, said: “Harry’s knowledge of his markets and opportunities is mature.

“He impressed the panel with his understanding of a business plan and his aspirations.”

Harry has said he now planned to grow the business and was currently developing a website for his company.

Oakey Smokey will be at the Barrow Fete on Sunday.

You can also contact Harry and his team by emailing