Company Final 2018

16,500 students from hundreds of schools took part in this year’s Company Programme, setting up and running a business over the course of the year. Our finalists battled it out to be name UK Company of the Year 2018 at the UK Final on 6th July and the chance to represent the UK at the European Final in Belgrade.

Congratulations to SureLight from St Paul’s School, London – UK Company of the Year 2018



SureLight (St Paul’s School)

Independently produced smart brake light for bicycles that mimics a car’s brake light and immediately indicates to motorists that the cyclist is slowing down or stopping.




MindSight (Belfast Boy’s Model School)

The MindSight App aims to breakdown the stigma surrounding the sensitive topic of mental well-being


Numero (St John Fisher School)

Fully functions Maths Application on Apple and Android devices with supporting revision cards and worksheets using augmented reality.




Estrela (Kirkwall Grammar School)

Remote controlled battery operated cylindrical lamp handcrafted with unique Ocradian themed designs


Dynasty (Ken Stimpson Community School)

Books full of factual interactive activities related to the primary history curriculum




SureLight (St Paul’s School) – same as above


Burst (Bayside Comprehensive School)

Silicone bands designed to remove the inconvenience of tying shoelaces. The product is versatile and can be used by everyone irrespective of age, ability or finances.




Full list of competing teams and prizes:


HSBC Company of the Year 2018 – SureLight (London)

  • Runner up – Numero (West Midlands)
  • 2nd Runner up – Dynasty (East of England)

Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – Jack Richardson (Heavenly Handmade)

Best Presentation Award – Burst (Gibraltar)

Disney Creativity Award – SureLight (London)

Post Office Retail Excellence Award – Dynasty (East of England)

AT&T Innovation in IT Award – Numero (West Midlands)

Delta Pursuit of Opportunity Award – Mindsight (Northern Ireland)

FedEx Access Award – Estrela (Scotland)

National Journey Award – Samuel Henderson, Runners Up: Ilja Voroncovs & Rajashwi Bhandari

Sir John Moores’ Special Achievement Award – Callum Sheers

Team Company of the Year Award – Bubble and Fizz (Wales)


Download the Company Final 2018 Highlights Report