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Varsity Pitch finalists INK write….

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A team of young entrepreneurs who represented Oxfordshire in the Young Enterprise Company of the Year competition went on to do well in another contest, the Varsity Pitch run by Nacue.

Here’s a piece they wrote about themselves:




A-levels 2012-2014

Your Business:

As a company we aim to bring cooking into the 21st century, engaging out audience of all ages into learning this essential life skill. We have done this by creating our unique Read.Watch.Cook series (current editions for children and students) which incorporates the use of QR codes into our popular recipe books, as well as translating our successful books into e-books. We are currently experimenting with some unique apps as well, bringing together and further enhancing the cooking experience for everyone of all ages.

Progress and Achievements:

Whilst part of Young Enterprise, we won awards for the Best Product at both the Cowley and Banbury Trade Fair, and our team was given first prize at the National Stratford-upon-Avon Trade Fair. Our team also represented Oxfordshire at the South East Regionals, winning awards for Innovation and Finance. We were recently awarded the People’s Choice award at the 2014 NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition and have sold hundreds of copies from our successful Read.Watch.Cook series.

Tell us a bit about yourself:

We are a company called INK made up of enthusiastic students who began running the company aged 16 and now have over a years worth of experience in business and trading our own unique product Read.Watch.Cook. To find out more please go to

Describe yourself in a Tweet:

Go to @cookingwithink to learn more about us.

Who is your entrepreneurial role model?

Richard Branson

How do you know NACUE?

From the 2014 NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition