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The 2015 Tenner winners are revealed!

Young business brains were awarded at the Young Enterprise Tenner Awards on Friday 1st May at the Telegraph offices in central London.

The Tenner Challenge is supported by BGF (Business Growth Fund) and gives young people aged 11-19 a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Participants are pledged £10 and have four weeks to make a profit and engage with their community. They have the chance to think of a new business idea and make it happen, using real money to take calculated risks in the business field.

This year 21,000 students from over 400 schools across the UK registered to take part in the Tenner Challenge in February and March.

The Tenner 2015 winners are:


11 – 14 years:

Best Group

Wolf Pack Prints, Queen Marys Grammar School, Back Country
Personalised mugs and t shirts

Greatest Social Impact

Rockin’ Pots, St Albans Girls School, Hertfordshire
Pots made of recycled vinyl records, themed around Mothers’ Day

Most Inspiring Individual

Wasi Burgers (Wasim Hassan), Sanders School, East London
Made and sold good quality sandwiches as an alternative to what was on offer from the school canteen

Most Inspiring Individual

Upcycled Str, Poole High School, Dorset
A range of upcycled crafts by Ella Pullinger

Innovation Award

Jai Singh Sikka, Queen Marys Grammar School, Black Country
£1 lunch passes for the lower years to use Café 6; the 6th form café

Highest Profit

Carrot Mongers, Craighead Primary School, Scotland
Three sponsored walks around the local area. They also used a mounted head camera to produce a film of highlights from the walks


15 – 19 years:

Best Group

Slate It, Oaklands School, Scotland
Handmade recycled slate and wooden gifts / accessories for the home

Greatest Social Impact

Duck Dynasty, Ullapool High School, Highlands
Sold plastic ducks to be entered into a charity duck race

Highest Profit

Rawentrepreneurs, Rawlins Academy, Leicestershire – Total: £5,112.00. This is the highest profit ever made in Tenner.
Organised events in and out of school to raise money for charity, including selling cakes, a photo booth, t-shirt printing, games and challenges


View the Tenner Awards photo gallery


For more information, please visit the Tenner Challenge website or contact Kate Corry, 020 7549 1980.

Tenner winners 2015 press release