The Young Enterprise Company Programme is renowned as the ultimate teenage enterprise challenge. Over the course of a year groups of students create and run real profit-generating businesses under the guidance of an expert business volunteer.
They draw up business plans, create products and services, raise share capital, sell to the public at trade fairs and face fierce scrutiny from judges in several grueling rounds of the Company Programme competition. The competition, funded by HSBC, ends with a glittering final in London and the possibility of a trip to compete against the finest young entrepreneurs in Europe.
Here’s an in-depth look at the often remarkable teams, products and prize winners from our most recent contests: