Lilla Home from Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School represented Kent at the Uk Final at the British Film Institute the event took place on the 2nd July in London’s Southbank. Fourteen Companies from across the Uk and including Gibraltar took part in the prestigious competition. The excitement started at 6am with Steph McGovern from BBC Breakfast news interviewing Michael Mercieca the CEO of Young Enterprise . Steph is a huge supporter of Young Enterprise as she did Company Programme at school herself and was awarded the Alumni of the year award on the night when she was busy Tweeting about the event.
Unfortunately the 22 year 12 students from Lilla Home didn’t scoop any of the awards on the night but it was a fantastic achievement to get to that far as there were 1700 companies and 25,000 students on the programme this year. The Lilla Home business- Savvy students had to submit a company report, set up a trade stand and be interviewed by a panel of judges and then do a 4 minute presentation to a wide audience . All the details of the 14 companies can be found on the Young Enterprise Website
The Company of the Year 2015 was won by Orenda from St Helen’s School from the East of England who created a drinks and snack container. Runners up were Ed’Up which is a revolutionary revision app for pupils.
Amongst our Guest speakers was Piers Linney who spoke to the Lilla Home Team and tweeted ‘Great to hear about your product development and ethos’ & Jo Elvin Editor-in-Chief of GLAMOUR magazine who praised the students for their enthusiasm and passion.
As a Young Enterprise Manager I was proud of the Lilla Home students and in their achievement to get to the final; they were professional & confident and above all passionate and enthusiastic. I hope like Steph McGovern they join the Alumni Network and have a successful future and they can say Young Enterprise was an important part of their career journey.