The King’s School go forward to represent Herefordshire & Worcestershire in Young Enterprise West Midlands competition
As my colleagues at Postcode Anywhere are enthusiastically debating the new series of BBC 1’s The Apprentice, I got to witness first-hand just how innovative and entrepreneurial students are in our two counties.
Last night I was invited to present our annual Best Use of Technology award at the Young Enterprise Herefordshire & Worcestershire area competition held at the home of Worcestershire County Council, County Hall.
The evening was a celebration of the culmination of eight months of blood, sweat and tears invested by the students with a great deal of support provided by dedicated Link Teachers and business advisors.
As the evening unfolded it was a testament to the thriving culture of encouraging the attitudes and skills for entrepreneurship in our two counties.
After a dazzling line up of companies performing their presentations which basically highlight the highs and lows of experiences throughout the eight months of running their respective businesses, the judges had the unenviable task of choosing a winner. The company considered to be the best among the ten competing then goes forward to represent Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
This year it is even more exciting as the Young Enterprise Company of the Year Presentation event is being held locally at the University of Worcester, which sets a precedent for us in the city and county.