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Bristol apprentice scoops top prize for 'entrepreneurial spirit'

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 03 December 2018 16:43

Bristol apprentice scoops top prize for 'entrepreneurial spirit'

A Bristol apprentice has scooped a special apprenticeship award for her energy, passion and entrepreneurial spirit.

Trainee graphic designer Marissa Lewis-Peart was chosen as the winner of the Ben Martin Apprentice Award 2018 by the The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Bristol Media and Bristol-youth empowerment group Babbasa.

Marissa will now join Bristol Media and a team of agency professionals at the world’s largest interactive festival, SXSW, in Austin, Texas for five days in March.

She will also be mentored by several agencies involved in the initiative, who will support her ideas and create opportunities for her.

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She said: “It’s an honour to have the opportunity of the SXSW apprenticeship. It’s an amazing kick start to my career and I can’t wait to get involved with everything.”

Andy Reid, managing director of McCann Bristol and IPA chairman for England and Wales, said: “Marissa really shone through in her submission and this accolade is thoroughly well deserved.

"It’s great to see so many agencies getting behind this initiative to support her, as she takes her first steps into the creative industry.”

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