Students from a number of West Midland schools and colleges went head to head at Coventry University to be crowned West Midlands Young Enterprise Company of the Year.
Alleynes High School in Stone who were representing Staffordshire won and will go on to represent the West Midlands at the Young Enterprise UK Final on 1st July in London.
Young Enterprise, the UK’s largest enterprise education charity, sees 250,000 students from all over the country take part in their company programme, in which they set up and run real businesses with the support of business mentors, each year. The programme is designed to offer an insight into the world of work and how business skills can be utilized.
Pupils from across the country have been given the opportunity to sell their products across Asda stores and the overall winners will be invited to Asda’s HQ in Leeds to meet senior executives and departmental managers, to learn how a big business works.
Sarah White, a director of M-Viron and the Business Adviser for the group says:
“I am immensely proud of the team and the journey they have been on to get to this stage is really impressive. I believe they have a great product and a strong business which has generated a lot of interest both locally and nationally”.
Michael Mercieca, CEO of Young Enterprise said:
“We are really proud that young business minds from the West Midlands will be showcasing their entrepreneurial talent. We would like to congratulate all schools that have reached the regional final, this is a tremendous achievement.
“The company programme brings out some of the finest young talent in the UK who compete with passion and drive. The students that compete create viable and scalable businesses, giving them first-hand experience in learning some of the most valuable lessons in running a successful organisation”.