19,000 students from more than 1,000 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 named UK Company of the year 2016 at the UK Final on 7 July and the chance to represent the UK at the European Final in Switzerland.
Congratulations to Enlighten Hope from St Patrick’s College, Northern Ireland – UK Company of the Year 2016.
BBC Breakfast interviewed the teams throughout the morning as they set up their tradestands.
Find out more about the winning teams on our news story. Here we take a look at the 14 competing teams:
|North West Winner|
Little Tree Books: Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School
|North East & Cumbria Winner|
EDUvation: The Nelson Thomlinson School
|Yorkshire & Humber Winner
Unity: Brighouse High School
|East Midlands Winner|
Teaspoon: The Minister School
|West Midlands Winner|
Keye Safety: King Edward VI School
|East of England Winner
Team Ignite: Chelmsford County High School for Girls
|South East Winner|
.Dott: Walthamstow Hall School
|South Central Winner|
Wabi Sabi: Abington School
Pinpoint Technologies: Sutton Grammar School for Boys
|South West Winner|
The Seaweed Gardeners: Truro School
|Northern Ireland Winner|
Enlighten Hope: St Patrick's College
Pure Chuffed: Lochend Community High School
Blue Resolution: Monmouth School
Taste Buddies: Westside Comprehensive School
Journey Award Finalists
The Journey Award recognises a student’s progression through the Company Programme.
Blessed Mahovo, Yorkshire and Humber
Nicola Webb, North West
Jordan White, East Midlands
Our Team Programme is an enterprise journey for students aged 15 and over who have experienced difficulties with learning, or have disabilities. The winners from the 2016 Team competitions will also be attending the UK Final.
Best trade stand: Furze Down Trading, Furze Down School
Best presentation: Meadow Eco Crafts, Meadowfield School
Sir John Moores’ Award
For the first time this year, the regional winners of the Sir John Moores’ Special Achievement Award are being judged at a national level and three students will also attend the UK Final.
Regan Burley, Woodlands School
Sam Gates, Lonsdale School
Osman Hussain, Amersham and Wycombe College