• Donnington Grove

Young Enterprise West Berkshire Company Programme Awards Evening

On Wednesday evening, March 14th some 150 students, teachers and local business people came to Arlington Arts Centre for the West Berkshire Final of Young Enterprise Company Programme.

Nine teams presented their businesses which were started in September last year and shared with all their successes and challenges. A judging panel, led by Mike Farwell, Partner James Cowper Kreston, evaluated the presentations as the final part of a thorough review of each business.

Products that were showcased included silver jewellery; tee light holders and coasters made from locally sourced, environmentally friendly materials; hoodies, beanies and leisure wear and boxed cosmetics.
The professionalism shown by all the students was commented on by all of the invited guests from the local business community.

Mr Warren Richmond, CEO of Revium Group, delivered an animated inspirational key note speech recalling his time with a Young Enterprise Company when he was in school in Reading
The winners were:
Dragons Den Award presented by Mr Jim Wheeler

ALTO – The Willink School

Best stand at the Trade Fair presented by Burnie Owens

DMND – St Bartholomew’s School

Marketing Award, sponsored by Apple Print and Creative, presented by James Hearne

Edge – Downe House School

Most Innovative Product, presented by Elaine Mowbray, Hitachi Capital

Silva Deco – St Bartholomew’s School

Best Presentation Award, presented by David Brinsdon, President of Newbury Speakers

Montague – St Gabriel’s School

Best Business Plan, presented by Mr Mike Farwell

Montague – St Gabriel’s School

Best Company Report, presented by Mike Farwell

Montague – St Gabriel’s School

2018 YEWB Company Programme Runners Up, presented by Warren Richmond

Montague – St Gabriel’s School

2018 Young Enterprise West Berkshire Winners, presented by Warren Richmond

Alto – The Willink School

The winning team developed a range of contemporary, smart hoodies and T shirts which incorporated words promoting a greater understanding of mental health issues in teenagers.
The runners up and the winners will go forward to the County Finals in May.

For more information contact John Hampson – 07971883263 / hampson66@hotmail.com