PRIVATE enterprise is seen as the way forward for the UK in the years to come.
The Government hopes the huge cutbacks in the public sector will be replaced by more jobs being created by private companies.
It’s impossible to know exactly how this strategy will play out in the short, medium and long term – especially with many entrepreneurs struggling to loan money from the banks to drive their ventures forward.
Teenager Jacob Hill is a great example of the country’s future. The Huddersfield University student has come up with an invention called the Lazy Camper which provides everything people need – especially for music festivals.
It includes a two-man tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, camping stool, waterproof poncho, cooking and eating utensils, head lamp, five-litre water carrier, stove and fuel – all for just £60. You can’t quibble with that for forward-thinking value for money.
Now Jacob has won a competition to pitch his idea to Virgin tycoon Richard Branson.
And he hopes to do it in dramatic style by literally pitching his tent on Branson’s lawn.
With such innovation from a pioneer we can be proud of there is hope for the future.
And, best of all, he’s from Huddersfield and is a classic example in action of the latest campaign to promote the town – The Place To Make It.
If Richard Branson hadn’t heard much about Huddersfield before, he will when Jacob pitches up on his lawn.