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Lichfield young entrepreneurs win national innovation award

BUDDING entrepreneurs from King Edward VI School in Lichfield are celebrating their success in a national Young Enterprise competition.

The sixth form business students, who have created a board game Hazar! through their business The Big Board Company, have been declared overall winners in the Young Innovators Awards 2013.

The victorious Big Board Company (from left) Eloise Murphy (17), Dom Fisher (17), Claire Schwarzenbach (17), Oliver Dyas (16), Emma Parton (17), Sara Leslie (17), Tom Palmer (16) and Josh Young (17) with their teacher Neil Turner.

The team were runners-up in the Southern Staffordshire Young Enterprise Awards in May and were invited to London to represent the West Midlands in a competition against six other businesses.

There, they submitted a video of their business presentation together with a company report, they set up their trade stand and were interviewed by a panel of judges including Alex Dundsdon, former head of strategy at M&C Saatchi and Bindi Karia, vice president at Accelerator, Silicon Valley Bank.


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