Last night at Napier University, S5 pupils from Watson's four Young Enterprise companies (Bounce, Thrive, Zulu and Mercury) made presentations, at the Lothian Region Young Enterprise Awards Evening, to a large audience, along with the other 15 Regional finalists.
All had finished trading (profitably), attended the Trade Fair, written their reports, sat the Strathclyde University exam, and been interviewed by the Lothian Board prior to last night’s presentations – and Watson’s did not come away empty-handed.
Ross Fraser (Mercury) won ‘Best Finance Director’ and Sarah-Beth Neville & Fiona Duff of Thrive won the ‘Best Operations Director’ award.
In addition, Thrive came second (Best Personnel Director); Zulu came second (Best Sales Director) and had four third places (Best Finance Director, Best Operations Director, Best Managing Director & Best Business Idea); and Mercury came third (Best Sales Director).
The 45 S5 pupils involved did exceptionally well, learnt a significant amount about business, had a lot of fun and raised between £3000 and £4000 for their chosen charities.
Boroughmuir High's Pursuit won overall Best Company and will go through to the Scottish Finals.
Mr Gareth Edwards, Principal, said, “This is a tremendous catalogue of success. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Colin Duncan and Mrs Sarah Martin for their continuing support of the pupils and to Mr Peter Cannell, Mrs Lisbeth Macmillan and Mr Andrew Parks-Smith who have come in every week to give expert advice to the companies.”