Teen with jewel in her crown

Mary Collins claims to be a typical entrepreneur. She set up her own jewellery business a few years ago and controls everything from the design and materials used to the look of her business cards.

8th July, 2006

Mary Collins claims to be a typical entrepreneur. She set up her own jewellery business a few years ago and controls everything from the design and materials used to the look of her business cards. The unusual thing about Collins is that she is 16 years old.

She recently won the overall prize at the inaugural business plan awards from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

The awards recognise the achievements of transition-year students from...

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