News: Kerry shows trend towards success
Friday, 25 May 2012, 1:21pm
After previously being featured in The Cestrian magazine last autumn, former Fine Art student Kerry Judson, has continued her path of success, having recently been shortlisted for a 2012 National Enterprise Award via the Prince’s Trust.
Following a positive 2011, in which she won the `If We Can, You Can` challenge, a national competition searching for the face of entrepreneurship and the Brian Murray Award for achievement through adversity, the 24-year-old from South Shields, Tyneside, now hopes to build on her achievements by securing another nationally recognised award.
This acknowledgment of her talent and hard work comes about at the same time she plans the launch of her own clothing brand, `Jax Styler`, in the coming months. Kerry was inspired to start the label through her own passion for celebrity culture and music videos and has developed her design into a blend of many different trends. She said: “I would describe it as very alternative and `street` and very hard to find on the high street. It combines a lot of different styles.”
After originally receiving a great deal of interest and positive feedback from high street retailers and fashion agents, the clothing line, like any upstart business, has faced some challenges and obstacles. However, using the strength of character that got her this far, Kerry has now got things back on track, securing both funding and a manufacturer, and is pleased to announce the official unveiling of Jax Styler in July.
This kind of determination is nothing new to Kerry. After originally leaving school with no GCSEs, she decided to follow her passion, enrolling to study Art and Design at South Tyneside College, before going on to become the first person in her family to ever attend University.
Now, with a degree, several prizes, awards and her own business under her belt, Kerry is also in the process of starting her own fashion blog through Sky Television and has recently been asked to do some inspirational speaking in schools throughout the North East. This comes about from her appointment as an ambassador for the Prince`s Trust, which Kerry said: “I`m very happy about and look forward to helping young people with my experience to achieve their goals.”
With what looks like a promising future ahead, the Chester Alumni Association wishes Kerry all the best with her future career.