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Derbyshire young entrepreneurs in storybook win

STUDENTS from seven schools went head-to-head in the second stage of a national Young Enterprise competition.

A team from Friesland School, Sandiacre, and their company Hyperion scooped the Derbyshire Young Enterprise Best Company Award.

Richard Beevers, managing director at Customer Plus, presents the awards to, from left, David Percival, Josh Isle, Bradley Merrick, Harry Charles, Harriet Futers, Josh Leadbetter and Laura Williamson.

They designed a story book and related merchandise and will now will go through to the next stage of the competition – the East Midlands Young Enterprise Innovation Awards – on Tuesday, June 18, at the University of Nottingham.

More than 300 pupils from schools and colleges across the county set up their own companies for the annual competition.

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