Wolfpack Fashion strikes gold in 50th anniversary year of Young Enterprise
School entrepreneurs who generated international orders for their specialist T-shirts struck gold in the 50th anniversary Young Enterprise Kent final.
Wolfpack Fashion, set up by 20 students at Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar, was named Company of the Year last night after impressing judges with their use of website and social media to generate sales from the UK, France, Switzerland and Ireland.
They bought a £160 heat press to make T-shirts from a choice of 40 pre-set designs or customised to their clients’ wishes.
Paul Carey, the school’s head of economics and business studies, and Young Enterprise link teacher, praised their teamworking and diversity of skills.
“The boys just ran with it and they are so enthusiastic. It’s that collaboration and teamwork that has resulted in the win tonight.”
Wolfpack Fashion was one of six finalists from each of the county’s six areas competing for prizes at the county final held in the Pilkington Building, University of Greenwich, Chatham.
It was an appropriate venue because YE was launched 50 years ago in a converted ice cream factory in Old Road, Chatham.