Bejay Mulenga, a former student at St Michael’s recently received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion – one of only 5 recipients of the award in 2016 – which he chose to receive here at St Michael’s.
He was presented with a glass chalice by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London – Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE in front of an audience of Six Formers.
Both Benjay and the Lord Lieutenant gave inspirational speeches which the Sixth Formers enjoyed.
Benjay has been involved in enterprise since he was 13 years old.
He founded Supa Tuck, an enterprise programme teaching students how to run and operate their own tuck shops in school.
Over three years they had reached over 5,000 young people, which led to the Supa Tuck social enterprise being featured in Lord Young’s ‘Enterprise For All’ report, June 2014.
He had raised £35,000 from his local borough aged 13, to rebuild derelict rehearsal rooms and studio space for his youth club. Now aged 21 and co–founder of Supa Academy an experiential training company with clients such as Facebook, Barclays, River Island and EE.