Beatific Teas win the Kent & Medway Final

Congratulations go to Beatific Teas from Beech Grove Academy winners of the Kent & Medway Final held at Oakwood House last night the 30th April 2015.  Runners up were Lilla Home from Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School 

The budding young entrepreneurs  put their business heads on to compete in the Kent & Medway  Final of the Young Enterprise Company Programme.The event was supported by KCC & the FSB  Mark Dance, Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration at KCC, represented KCC and as the key note speaker spoke about the hight standard and how impressed he was about the students achievements.

Bill Fox from the  FSB, Gemma Blacker, This Art of Mine and Geraldine Allinson, Kent Messenger Group judged the six Schools, Bethany school, Fort Pitt Grammar school , Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School, The Leigh UTC and Beech Grove Academy Competed to award  the top prize of ‘Best Company 2015’

Other Awards presented on the night

Best Company Report – Lilla Home, Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School

Best Trade Stand – Horizon, Sir Roger Manwood’s School

Most innovative product – Weblication Pro, The Leigh UTC

Michael Mercieca, Young Enterprise Chief Executive said:

“The Kent Area Finals mark the first stage in a national competition to find this year’s Best Young Enterprise Company.

“These students have worked incredibly hard all year, and at the final they’ll be demonstrating their products and services that they’ve produced or sourced on the Programme, and showcasing the skills they’ve developed along the way.

“Setting up and running their own companies while in school gives young people valuable real-life experience and enables them to develop key skills that will help them in work and in life.

“We’ve seen some great businesses set up by young people in Kent this year and I wish all the students the best of luck.”

Check in again soon to this Kent Blog for highlights and photos of the event.

The winners and runners up will go on to the South East Final on 17th June at Guildford Cathedral, where the overall winner will win a place in the UK Final on the 2nd July in London.

To see how Beatific Teas & Lilla Home get on at the SE final follow us on  twitter @YEinKent or book a place by contacting vanessa.johnson@y-e.org.uk

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