Company Programme 2009

Finalists in the prestigious HSBC Young Enterprise Regional Company Programme 2009

An incredibly competitive year for the greatest teen enterprise competition

Here is the line-up of companies set up and run by 15-19 year olds who made it to the final stage of the competition generously funded by HSBC Bank.


East Midlands Yuna – rustic, environmentally friendly products at affordable prices.

West Midlands Qwerty – Qwerty Band and Qwerty Holder, accessories for school diaries and mobile phones.

South East Eclectic – a multilingual children’s book Frideswide the Owl.

Scotland Farr Woodcraft – high quality wooden garden furniture.

North East Whose Life is it Anyway? – “The Sex Box”, a sex and relationships guide for parents of teenagers entitled How to talk to your teenager.

South West Affinity – Prambles, a book of family friendly walks suitable for parents with a pram or buggy.

Northern Ireland Clash – Moving on Up, an educational children’s book to help children moving into secondary school.

East England Blue Moon – wooden, hand-painted bird nesting boxes.

North West Feist – an interactive workshop for children about multi-culturalism.

London Globe – a children’s book which is intended to teach children about life in other countries.

Yorkshire and Humber Prime – high school starter pack to help year six children get “primed” for high school.

Wales Ecofuschia – environmentally friendly shopping bags.



The Daily Telegraph New Media Award regional winners:

London Spin Doctor, Latymer School, Enfield – fashion accessories from recycled materials.

North West Mariposa, Casterton School, Cumbria – QBits, a mathematical board game.

North East Wherefore Art?, English Martyrs School and Sixth Form CollegeHartlepool– quality, tailor-made canvas prints.

Yorkshire and Humber Kubbitz, the Market Weighton School, Market Weighton, Yorkshire – Kubb, a handmade wooden outdoor game originally played by the Vikings.

East England Blue Moon, Woodbridge School, East Suffolk – wooden, hand-painted bird nesting boxes.

South East Harmedia, Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Sandwich, Kent – teaching music in primary schools using storybooks, audio and physical activities.

West Midlands Qwerty, De Ferrers Specialist Technology College, Burton-On-Trent – a durable bookmark with an integrated penholder.

South West Viva, Balcarras School, Gloucestershire – quality soft drinks, for distribution to bars, restaurants and hotels.

Northern Ireland Clash, Banbridge Academy, Co Down – Moving on Up an educational children’s book to help children moving into secondary school.

Wales Dyfi Designs, Ysgol Bro Ddyfi Sixth Form, Powys – personalised clothing, using text and images.