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Prestatyn High School pupils crowned Wales’ Young Enterprise Company of the Year

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A Star Jar

Students from Prestatyn High School in Denbighshire have been crowned Wales’ Young Enterprise Company of the Year, and will go on to represent the area at the UK Final.

The students’ company, Aluminium, sell “Star Jars,” recipe jars filled with all the dry ingredients for a specific recipe.

The school was one amongst 14 finalists to compete at the final that took place on June 19th at Celtic Manor and they will represent the area at the Young Enterprise UK Final on 1st July in London.

Ben Rosenbrock and Emma Garratt both Managing Directors of Aluminium said “We are proud that the product is sustainable even after the competition.

The recipes are endless so product development, a major factor for any successful business, is extremely promising. Our customers love how the products look and they are often used as display items in kitchens. They also like ‘baking without the bother’ which is now our strap line. One of our other USPs is that we can recycle the jars. Customers who bring the jars back get one pound off their next purchase.”

Glen Vernon, a teacher at Prestatyn High School, said “The whole Young Enterprise experience has been fantastic from our very first win at the county final. The school is massively proud of our achievements over the last eight years, and we even have a special Young Enterprise trophy cabinet which takes pride of place in reception.”

“One of my aims for all Prestatyn High School sixth form students is that once they leave us they are prepared for what life might throw at them. I can definitely say that all of my Young Enterprise students are ready for life beyond school.”

Michael Mercieca, CEO of Young Enterprise said: “We would like to congratulate Prestatyn High Schoolfor winning the regional final. The students have worked very hard to create a successful business and we wish them good luck at the UK Final”.

“The company programme brings out some of the finest young talent in the UK who compete with passion and drive. The students that compete create viable and scalable businesses, giving them firsthand experience in learning some of the most valuable lessons in running a successful organisation”.

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