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YE South Central Regional Final 2016

YE South Central was delighted to hold its Regional Final at Henley Business School at Reading University on Tuesday 15th June.  Two teams from each of Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire came together to compete for the Regional Company of the Year.  The students were welcome by Sir David Bell, KVB, Vice Chancellor of Reading University.

Sir David said, “It was a delight to have such enthusiastic young people on the campus for the Young Enterprise event. Certainly, I would love to welcome many of them here to the University as students!  May I say how impressed I was with the young people I met and the projects they had been pursuing. YE should take great credit for enabling such entrepreneurial activity to flourish in schools and colleges across our region”.

The teams taking part at this year’s Regional Final were:

The Abingdon School, Oxfordshire- Teenage Cookbook by Wabi Sabi

Oxford High School, Oxfordshire- Educational Placemat Activity Pack by Scorpio

Burnham Grammar School, Berkshire- Bluetooth LED Speaker by Soulo Audio

The Abbey School, Berkshire- Gift Cards and Invitations by Instinct

Dr Challoners Grammar/High Schools, Buckinghamshire- Guide Book for Teenagers by Telos

South Downs College, Hampshire-T-shirts and Shorts Fashion Business by UK Angel

Island Innovators 6th form College, Hampshire- Handmade Gift Products including puppets by Island Innovators



Creativity Award supported by Disney- Instinct, The Abbey School

Outstanding Achievement Award supported by FSB Thames Valley- UK Angel, South Downs College

Sir John Moore Award- Usman Hussain, Amersham & Wycombe College

Innovation in IT supported by Zebra Technologies- Healthy Heroes, Aylesbury Grammar School

Retail Excellence supported by ASDA-Scorpio, Oxford High School

Journey Award supported by ASDA-Ben Crane, Churchers College

Best Trade Stand Award supported by Your Cash Ltd-Telos, Dr Challoner’s Grammar/High Schools

Best Presentation Award supported byYour Cash Ltd- Healthy Heroes, Aylesbury Grammar School

Best Report Award supported by Your Cash Ltd-Wabi Sabi, The Abingdon School

Runner-up 2016 supported by Your Cash Ltd-Telos, Dr Challoner’s Grammar/High Schools

Best Company Award 2016 supported by Your Cash Ltd-Wabi Sabi, The Abingdon School


Jenny Campbell- CEO. Your Cash Ltd

Nick Jones- Director Digital Communications. Visa Europe

Jonathan Bainbridge – Business Development and Employement Engagement Manager. Reading University

Nicky Larkin – Chair. FSB Thames Valley and MD of Gorringe

Ben Kennedy -Manager of User Experience Software Engineering.  Zebra Technologies

Regional Supporters

Your Cash Ltd

FSB Thames Valley

Zebra Technologies

Jenny Campbell CEO Your Cash Ltd with the winning team : Wabi Sabi from The Abingdon School, Oxfordshire.

Comments from the Judges

“It was a pleasure. I really enjoyed the afternoon/evening and was very impressed with the level of the entries”.  Nicky Larkin, FSB Thames Valley

“It was a fantastic event to be involved with and the 8 finalists were of an exceptionally high standard and clearly had come a long way in the competition to get this far.”Jonathan Bainbridge, Reading University

“The students are all so inspiring.  I really appreciate being involved with the event and that Your Cash can support the entrepreneurs of the future” .  Jenny Campbell, CEO Your Cash Ltd

“This is my first time of judging and the standard of reports was at least as good as many I have read in the corporate world written by Senior Managers”.   Nick Jones, Visa