Young Enterprise Awards

Young Enterprise Awards

Published on 2 April 2019

Our S5 pupils taking part in this year's Lothian Young Enterprise had a very successful Awards night on Thursday 28 March coming away with seven awards in total. This year saw three teams from George Watson's compete against 21 other teams from across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

'Prestige Recipes' showcased their 'Scrum-tious' cookbook and were awarded the top prize in the following categories; Managing Director (Faith Joubert), Company Secretary (Corinne Murray), Sales Director (Toby Packer and Finn Mackerracher) and Best Business Idea. They were also awarded second place for; IT Director (Eilidh Dickerson), Operations Director (Euan Leask) and best promotional video and presentation given on the evening.

Not to be put in the shade, 'Eclipse' solved everyone's lifestyle problems with their 'slumped' bottle serving platters. On the night they claimed the top prize in; Operations Director (Richard Kneen), Best Presentation on the evening and Best Interview given during the selection process. They claimed second best Business Idea, and Marketing Director (Ryan Ness). They also were award third place for; Managing Director (Lachlan White), Finance Director (Mark Freedman) and HR Director (Rohan Burla). They also came a very close second in the overall best company category.

'Spark' who made and sold engraved spoons and door decorations entertained the large audience with their "Who wants to be a millionaire" themed presentation, demonstrating all that they had learnt from the year of setting up and running their own manufacturing business.

The evening concluded a very successful year with the pupils showing fantastic enterprise, teamwork and business acumen. Not only did the pupils learn a lot from the process but they also look set to donate nearly £4,500 to their chosen charities from the work they have done.

All of the this success by the pupils has been, once again, led by a dedicated team of link teachers (Mrs Kemp, Mrs Robinson and Mr McMahon) and our fantastic trio of business advisors (Mr Peter Cannell, Mr Michael Tasker and Mr John Sinclair) who give up their time each week to guide the teams through the process.

Congratulations to all involved.