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Student wins freelance prize

Posted on 15 January 2016

An enterprising Language and Linguistics student received recognition after showcasing his business at the University’s annual Christmas Market.

Jacob Peatfield (credit: Tom Coward)Jacob Peatfield (credit: Tom Coward)

Jacob Peatfield, a second year undergraduate, won the Freelance Challenge competition and received a cash prize for his travel accessories business Traveller Supply Co. Jacob makes and sells a range of handcrafted products, from backpacks to iPhone cases.

Traveller Supply Co. was one of 27 student businesses and charities to participate in the Christmas Market, organised by Careers in conjunction with the student society, York Entrepreneurs. The 2015 market attracted over 650 visitors and had a variety of gifts for sale including clothing, jewellery and other crafts.

Tom Coward, from the Careers’ Enterprise team at the University of York, said: “We were really impressed us with the quality of Jacob’s products, as well his impressive following on Instagram. Jacob is just one example of many York students pursuing their passion alongside their studies. The University recognises this entrepreneurial talent through its annual Freelance Challenge competition.”

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