Company Final 2015

More than 25,000 business-savvy young people from across the UK and Gibraltar entered our challenging youth enterprise competition to set up and run a company over the course of a year. 14 businesses made it the the Final at the BFI on 2 July and battled it out to be awarded the UK Company of the Year.

Congratulations to this year’s Young Enterprise UK Company of the Year 2015, Orenda from St Helen’s School.

Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.

BBC Breakfast interviewed the teams throughout the morning as they set up their tradestands.

Orenda from St Helen’s School talk about their Sip O Snack drink and snack container and Cortex from St. Edwards RC CE/VA School explain their product – a blue spruce memorial tree:


CEO of Young Enterprise, Michael Mercieca talks to BBC Breakfast about how Young Enterprise builds skills beyond academia:


Steph McGovern talks to Write from St. Dominic’s High School For Girls about their interactive activity books for children and Lilla Home, from Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School about their environmentally-friendly scented candles:


Ed’ Up from Olchfa School explain their GCSE revision app and Lilla Home, Write, Orenda and Cortex demonstrate their products:


Meet the teams who took part:

North West Winner

What A Mug: Wilmslow High School

A mug designed with space for name and tea / coffee preference

North East & Cumbria Winner

Cumbria Unwrapped: The Nelson Thomlinson School

A range of product collections promoting the very best of Cumbria

Yorkshire & Humber Winner

Rewire: Sheffield High School

High-quality, affordable and innovative phone accessories

East Midlands Winner

Synergy: Priory Academy

A series of books about raising teenagers, by teenagers, for parents

West Midlands Winner

Write: St. Dominic's High School For Girls

A series of interactive activity storybooks

East of England Winner

Orenda: St Helen's School

Orenda have created a drinks and snack container

South East Winner

Lilla Home: Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School

A range of environmentally friendly soy wax scented candles for the home

South Central Winner

Fleet: Oxford High School

Unique hand-made jewellery sourced from an ethical Bangladeshi co-operative

London winner

Storm: City of London School for Girls

Reusable and recyclable coffee cup made of 100% poly(propylene) and is BPA free

South West Winner

Cortex: St. Edwards RC CE/VA School

Cortex is the future of environmental gifts

Northern Ireland Winner

ActiKids: Friends' School

Unique activity journal for 6-10 year olds to take children on a journey around the globe

Scotland Winner

Fjara: Kirkwall Grammar School

Unique jewellery using seaglass collected from the beaches around Orkney

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Wales Winner

Ed' Up: Olchfa School

Revolutionary revision app for pupils, inspired by the game Charades

Gibraltar Winner

Biodiversity: Bayside Community School

Range of environmentally friendly children's books