Tayla Evans

Regan Hickman

Priyapreet Bhatti

 

The 2020 winner for Best Company of the Year, supported by HSBC UK, are students from King Edward VI School in the West Midlands. Their company, EnviroTent, offers a solution to the growing plastic waste resulting from tents left behind at festivals and will now go on to represent the UK at the virtual European final on 23rd and 24th July.

Tayla Evans, MD of EnviroTent said: “It feels incredible to have achieved these awards in such a competitive field as we were up against so many amazing companies, but I feel our green and sustainable product really gave us the edge. The Company Programme has been a remarkable and unforgettable experience, giving us so much insight into the business world and teaching us a range of valuable skills that will help us in the future. Young enterprise has given us the confidence and knowledge to pursue a future of entrepreneurship which we’re passionate about, and the contacts and knowledge we’ve gained will support us so much in this!”

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We welcomed back YE Alumni and previous Journey Award Winner –  Nahyan Islam to present this year’s Journey Award.

When he started the Company Programme he was shy and lacking in confidence but Nahyan went on to lead his team to the national competition. He is now one of the fiercest advocates of the programme as he says that it really gave him the ambition to succeed. You may have seen Nahyan starring in Young Enterprise’s film – No Time Like the Future.

 

Full List of National Winners 2020

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Company of the Year Award 2020 Winner: EnviroTent, West Midlands
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School Name: King Edward VI School

EnviroTent is a 100% recyclable, showerproof, cardboard tent that offers the solution to growing plastic waste resulting from tents left behind at festivals. King Edward Enterprise has created an innovative, sustainable product that is the only cardboard tent in the UK. As a new business, we understand the changing times ahead and the need for a more sustainable future and has designed our product to be the leader in this need for change. Innovation is key to our company, allowing us to be dynamic and adaptable, which has proven to be essential as the pandemic changes many aspects of life.

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Offshore, Northern Ireland

School Name: Belfast High School

Offshore aims to preserve shores for generations to come. The product is hand-collected seaglass from local beaches, simultaneously cleaning our coast while creating beautiful and unique gifts to remind our customers of Northern Ireland’s rugged beauty.

1st Runner Up

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Empneo, East Midlands

School Name: Wellingborough School

Empneo created a book to talk about the ‘superheroes of our generation’; this was based on the increasing impact young people are having on important global issues and will hopefully inspire others. The book was written and illustrated by members of the team.

2nd Runner Up

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“As businesses large and small are facing new and unprecedented challenges, it’s more important than ever that we support and nurture young, innovative entrepreneurs across Britain. The resilience and leadership shown by this year’s cohort of Company Programme finalists is inspiring, and we look forward to their continuing success.” – HSBC

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HSBC Sustainability Award 2020 Winner: EnviroTent, West Midlands
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School Name: King Edward VI School

EnviroTent is a 100% recyclable, showerproof, cardboard tent that offers the solution to growing plastic waste resulting from tents left behind at festivals. King Edward Enterprise has created an innovative, sustainable product that is the only cardboard tent in the UK. As a new business, we understand the changing times ahead and the need for a more sustainable future and has designed our product to be the leader in this need for change. Innovation is key to our company, allowing us to be dynamic and adaptable, which has proven to be essential as the pandemic changes many aspects of life.

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“We’re passionate about the role we can play in tackling climate change, and we’re proud to play a part in supporting and recognising young, innovative entrepreneurs who are building their businesses for the long-term. We commend EnviroTent for their commitment to innovation and sustainability, and we look forward to following their journey in the months and years to come” – HSBC

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“It feels incredible to have achieved these awards in such a competitive field as we were up against so many amazing companies, but I feel our green and sustainable product really gave us the edge. The Company Programme has been a remarkable and unforgettable experience and has given us the confidence to pursue a future of entrepreneurship.” – EnviroTent

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Pursuit of Opportunity Award 2020 Winner: Memento, South West
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School name: Balcarras School

A card based game that helps those with dementia to reminisce and reconnect with others through the stimulation of long term memory. The game can be played by both carers and family members in order to help maintain relationships within families, and reduce the isolation that comes with dementia. Our main goal has been to help people with dementia reconnect with those around them, encourage young people to become more aware of the condition and stimulate long term memories so that those with dementia can share their stories.

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“We like the innovative nature of the product and the way that it connects young and old.  The team showed great resilience and adaptability in introducing an online version of their product once the Covid pandemic hit. They also developed strong partnerships with Dementia UK, local care homes and the NHS.” – Delta

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“It is such an honour to win this award, and we are so proud of all of our achievements in this programme. Our company programme experience has been so rewarding and we have learned a huge amount about the business world and also about ourselves. For many of us it may be the first step to a future in business.” – Team Memento

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Innovation in IT Award 2020 Winner: Fuze, Gibraltar
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School Name: Bayside Comprehensive School

Fuze strive to encourage a healthy lifestyle through our portable blender and App. We wanted to create a community where all types of people who were aiming to lead a healthier lifestyle would come together. This could range from athletes to parents who wanted to provide themselves or their children with healthy and reliable smoothies. Our app allows easy access to both workouts and healthy smoothie recipes, making a healthy lifestyle far more achievable.

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“For AT&T, technology is embedded into everything we do. We’re looking for a company who has demonstrated adoption, upskilling and innovation in the use of technology. Our congratulations to Fuze, for demonstrating those values so brilliantly.” – AT&T

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“When we started this journey, none of us really thought we could get to the UK finals and to actually win such an important award. We would like to thank our friends and family, our Business Advisors, EY, and our link teachers for their support and encouragement.” – Fuze

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Digital Resilience Award 2020 Winner: Empneo, East Midlands
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Empneo created a book to talk about the ‘superheroes of our generation’; this was based on the increasing impact young people are having on important global issues and will hopefully inspire others. The book was written and illustrated by members of the team. Their mission is to inspire their generation and spread the message that you don’t have to wait until you are older to make a change. Empneo also aims to spotlight some incredible young people who have done exceptional things but may not have gotten the credit that they deserve.

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“Covid-19 has been an incredible challenge for the whole world, and our Young Enterprise teams have all done a fantastic job to handle that situation. Empneo stood out for the way they changed their business to respond to that challenge. They continued to drive things forward with regular Microsoft Teams meetings and they created a fantastic interactive website, this allowed them to sell a digital download version of their product.” – Avanade

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“It feels incredible to have won such an award that was made for students who have had to adapt and present themselves online. The experience has been amazing and we have learnt many skills that we can use in later life – during this process and have worked exceptionally well as a team. This impacts our future in different aspects such as aspiring and reaching goals, we have learnt about the significance of coping with whatever life throws your way.” – Empneo

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TEAM PROGRAMME

Best Logo Award: Treasattir’ School – Orkney College

TEAM PROGRAMME

Best Advertisement Award: Dream16 – Priory Wood School

TEAM PROGRAMME

Company of the Year: Dream16 – Priory Wood School

JOURNEY AWARD 2020

2’nd Runner Up : EcoWraps, St Augustine’s Catholic College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

JOURNEY AWARD 2020

1’st Runner Up: Scrunch, from Little Ilford School, London

JOURNEY AWARD 2020

Journey Award Winner: Urban Jars, from Brookfield Community School, Derbyshire, East Midlands

TELOS COMPETITION AWARD

2’nd Runner Up: Aron Lestas from Belfast

TELOS COMPETITION AWARD

1’st Runner Up: Florie Guerts from St Albans

TELOS COMPETITION AWARD

Telos Award Winner: Izzy Jackson from Reading