Students from Somerset schools competed to be crowned Best Overall Company at the Somerset Area Young Enterprise Final on Saturday, 27th April.
The final, held at The Canalside, Bridgwater, celebrated students who had set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the HSBC-supported Young Enterprise Company Programme. The students had made all the decisions about their business, from deciding the company name and product, to creating a business plan, managing their finances and selling their products.
Tracey Prosser, Regional Manager of Young Enterprise, said: “I’d like to congratulate all the schools for reaching the finals. It’s the ultimate measure of many months of hard work, representing their creativity, resilience and business acumen. As always, it’s so rewarding to see how much the students have gained from the process and how much better prepared they now are for life beyond school.”
“We’re so grateful for all the businesses who support Young Enterprise through sponsorship and mentoring. We simply couldn’t run our programmes without them.”
Schools interested in entering a team for next year’s Company Programme or anyone from the local business community interested in mentoring should contact Tracey Prosser at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Teachers from Taunton School, King Alfred’s School and Wells Cathedral School with Young Enterprise Regional Manager, Tracey Prosser.