Supporting Young Enterprise Norfolk
Norfolk students bag awards at Young Enterprise competition Students from Wymondham College were crowned Norfolk’s Best Company at the Young Enterprise Company Programme Norfolk Final on 26th April.
The team will represent the county at the Company Programme East of England Final on 20th June 2017 in Cambridge.
The students’ company, Altair set out to design and manufacture an original clothing line, creating an identifiable brand, “Vendetta London”. They were supported by a business mentor, Stewart Bethell from Mouchel Group.
“Team Altair is delighted to have won the Norfolk round of Young Enterprise 2017, and our success thus far can be accredited to the hard work of every member of the company. We are looking forward to taking our brand, Vendetta London, to Cambridge for the regional finals.”
Marland Barsby & Callum Mccormick
They beat off stiff competition from five other teams at the final to be the overall winners.
Young Enterprise’s Company Programme is aimed at 15 to 19 year olds. Participants set up and run businesses for an academic year, guided by local mentors.
Hilary Ledger, Young Enterprise Manager said: “We had some great companies set up by students in Norfolk this year and the judges were incredibly impressed with the products and services they had developed and the presentations they gave at the Awards.”
“The Awards highlighted how the Young Enterprise Company Programme can inspire young people to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and help them develop practical business skills while they are still at school.”
“I would like to congratulate all the students from Norfolk who took part in the programme this year and for their hard work and determination.”
Michael Mercieca, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise said: “The Company Programme is a great platform for students to develop their skills such as confidence, teamwork and resilience and interact with their local business community along the way.
“Well done to all the winners today and particularly to Altair as they go forward to represent Norfolk at the East of England Final.”
The Jarrold Spirit of Enterprise Award was won by Inceptum (pictured above) from Norwich School which produced a Norwich Colouring Book featuring fifteen historic buildings and sites across the city tapping into the craze for colouring books.
For more information on Young Enterprise please see www.young-enterprise.org.uk