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Youngsters WOW at Company of the Year Awards Ceremony

Students from across Dorset wowed the judges at the 2014 Young Enterprise Dorset Company of the Year Awards.


Over 270 students from nearly twenty schools across Dorset took part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme this academic year.  Already whittled down from 18 competing companies, the 10 finalists presented the results of their year in business to an audience of nearly 200 people, including the competition judges, business guests, teachers and parents  at the event kindly hosted by J.P. Morgan.

The panel of judges included local business leaders and the Managing Director of last year’s winning YE company, Saskia Cairnes from Clayesmore School.  As well as the presentations they were able to assess their company reports,  visit the company trade stands and interview company directors.

James Robinson, Partner at PrinceCroft Willis and Chairman of the Judges, said: “Year on year we are constantly amazed by the innovation and confidence shown from the teams; they really are a credit to their schools, families and themselves. With this calibre of young talent on show I am confident that Dorset will continue to produce the entrepreneurs of the future.”

Prizes were awarded across nine categories and the overall winner progresses to represent Dorset at the South West Regional Final in Swindon in June. From there the winner enters the National Final held in London in July, with the whole competition climaxing at the International event, which is part of the Young Enterprise Junior Achievement network.