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MHDC praise enterprising youngsters

Malvern Hills District Council has praised students and Young Enterprise this week following a South Worcestershire event at Malvern St James' school.
 
The event gave local students the opportunity to chart their entrepreneurial journey participating in Young Enterprise's Company Programme to an audience with impressive results.
 
Young Enterprise is the United Kingdom's largest business and enterprise education charity. Every year it helps 250,000 young people learn about business and the world of work in the classroom under the guidance of a network of 5,000 volunteers from 3,500 companies.
 
The Company Programme is where students get together to form a company in a real-life business scenario. They choose and make a product and take it to market and it culminates in a competition where they are judged on their trade fair stands, a comprehensive business report and a presentation.
 
This year Young Enterprise companies include students from The King's School, Bishop Perowne and further afield Droitwich Spa High School and Pershore High School. The Malvern schools that also attended included hosts Malvern St James and The Chase Technology College.
 
Cllr. Phil Grove, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development at MHDC said: "I was very impressed with the variety and quality of the businesses established by local school groups through Young Enterprise and even more bowled over by their confidence in delivering presentations to a large audience. We are delighted to support the Young Enterprise programme and hope that this experience will inspire entrepreneurs in the future for our local economy."
 
Malvern based schools were awarded a variety of accolades on the night including Best Presentation: Vesuvius, The Chase. Most Innovative Company: Empire, Malvern St James. Best Managing Director: Andy Daley of Vesuvius at The Chase. Best Use of Technology: Vesuvius, The Chase. Jenni Chuck, The Link Teacher at Malvern St James was awarded a Young Enterprise Gold Award for her outstandingly successful service to Young Enterprise for over a decade. She retires from teaching this year.
 
The five top companies went on to compete at Herefordshire and Worcestershire presentation evening, the next level of the competition these were Escalader (The King's School), Bubbles & Co. (St. Mary's Convent School) and Hindsight also representing the King's School, Vesuvius from The Chase, Malvern and What Knots from Pershore High School also joined them..
 
Hindsight from the King's School, Worcester won the event and will now go on to represent Hereford and Worcester at the West Midlands final on 10 June at Coventry University and will compete for a place in the UK final.
 
Please contact Angela Davis on 01905 754916 or alternatively e-mail angela.davis16@btinternet.com for more information on Young Enterprise.