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Students shine at the Central Wales Young Enterprise Company and Team of the Year Awards 2013

Retiring Board Chair Ian Hogg (far right) being presented with a gift by Sarah Welsh, Secretary of the Board from Coleg Powys Newtown and Selwyn Griffiths, Young Enterprise Manager

Retiring Board Chair Ian Hogg (far right) being presented with a gift by Sarah Welsh, Secretary of the Board from Coleg Powys Newtown and Selwyn Griffiths, Young Enterprise Manager

The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells played host to the Central Wales Team and Company Programme  Awards on March 12th. There were 18 companies at the Awards, sponsored by Powys County Council, Mid Wales Work Based Learning Consortium, Morgan Griffith LLP, Aber Instruments, Cell Path, Control Techniques and Clifford Jones Timber.

Tony Orme, new Chair of the Young Enterprise Strategic Board,  opened the event, and Guto Carrod was the MC for the event.

Selwyn Griffith, Young Enterprise Manager for Central Wales said: “The day was absolutely fabulous. All participants are to be congratulated for their hard work, creativity and entrepreneurial skills they displayed.

“The guests, business mentors and link teachers were al amazed and impressed by the achievements of the students, and the judges really had their work cut out picking the winners in such a close run competition.”

In order to compete, each company had to submit their Company Report, give a presentation to the judges and guests and be interviewed at their trade stands. The winners will represent Central Wales at the All Wales Final at the Celtic Man or Newport on June 19th.

Judges Deri Jones, Julie McNicholls and Martyn Doyle faced a difficult task deciding the winners. The overall winners were Byw Rhydd from Coleg Powys Newtown for the Team Programme, and Future 7 from Gwernyfed High School for the Company Programme.

Retiring Strategic Board Chairman Ian Hogg and the guest of honour Councillor Wynne Jones from Powys County Council congratulated both winners and wished them well at the finals in Newport.

The winners of all categories were:

Best Trade Stand supported by Aber Instruments , Aberystwyth

Team Byw Rhydd from Coleg Powys, Newtown.

Company Future  7 from Gwernyfed High School.

Best Company Report supported by Morgan Griffiths LLP Newtown,

Team All boys drive from Penmaes school, Brecon.

Company Future 7 from Gwernyfed High school

Best Presentation supported by Mid Wales Work Based Learning Consortium (MWWBLC)

Team Byw Rhydd from Coleg Powys Newtown.

Company Future 7 from Gwernyfed High School.

Best Team Work supported by Powys County Council.

Team All boys drive from Penmaes school, Brecon.

Company Jemcat from Tregaron High school.

Environmental Award supported by Clifford Jones Timber, Ruthin.

Byw Rhydd Coleg Powys, Newtown.

Best use of IT supported by Cellpath LTD, Newtown.

Team All boys drive from Penmaes school, Brecon.

Company NRG from Builth Wells High School.

Overall winners supported by Control Techniques Ltd, Newtown.

Team of the Year 2013 Byw Rhydd from Coleg Powys Newtown.

Company of the Year 2013 Future 7 from Gwernyfed High School.

 

At the end of the ceremony Mr Hogg was  presented with a gift on behalf of the Central Wales Strategic Board, for all his hard work as a volunteer and as Chairman and Treasurer of the Board for so many years.