The county’s future entrepreneurs were rewarded for their hard work as part of the Young Enterprise Lincolnshire County Final at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU).
The final, which took place in the University’s Robert Hardy Building, saw six teams of Sixth Form students from four schools across Lincolnshire pitch and show off the businesses they set up at the start of the academic year.
Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School’s Revival team were the big winners on the evening, scooping the Lincolnshire Best Company 2019 award as well as the Best Financial Management award.
Other winners included Signa Printing of Caistor Grammar School, who were awarded Best Presentation, and Lincoln Minster School’s Retro Clothing who picked up the Best Marketing award. In addition, Tidy Tools from The Priory Academy LSST were announced the Best Company 2019 Runners-Up.
Young Enterprise is a national charity that aims to give students key employability skills outside the classroom.
Throughout the academic year, students come up with a business and then sell its products at events. They have to manage their businesses finances, marketing and social media.
Becky Goodman, Enterprise Development Manager at BG Futures, explained why the project was held in high regard by BGU:
“It was great to host the Young Enterprise Lincolnshire County Final here at BGU. As a university we are passionate about enterprise and developing enterprising skills, competencies and mind-sets.
“Being enterprising is something that individuals can apply to all aspects of their life and work and it is great to see the YE teams exhibiting these great qualities so early on in their careers.”
Jack Green, of Dunholme Chillies and Viper Printing, was one of the guest speakers at the final and praised the impact of the Young Enterprise initiative:
“The Young Enterprise initiative is a great opportunity for teenagers to have the opportunity taste what life is like in business.
There is a huge amount that isn't taught in mainstream education, but having the hands-on experience allows these students to learn more about different areas of business and how to engage with people in different areas.
“I'm sure each student has learnt something new and I would encourage any student with an interest in business to take part in Young Enterprise.”
If you’re interested in a future in business or in starting your own company, our business courses are the perfect path to take. You can find more information on them on our website or by contacting our Enquiries Team.
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List of Winners:
Best Presentation – Signa Printing (Caistor Grammar School)
Customer Service - Hey Happy(Caistor Grammar School)
Best Financial Management – Revival (Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School)
Best Marketing – Retro Clothing (Lincoln Minster School)
Best Team Work – Integration (Lincoln Minster School)
Best Company 2019 Runners-Up – Tidy Tools (The Priory Academy LSST)
Lincolnshire Best Company 2019 – Revival (Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School)