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Young Enterprise South East England Regional Final

Wednesday 17th June 2015 at Guildford Cathedral

About the Event

Eight teams of young entrepreneurs from Surrey, Sussex, Kent and the Channel Islands competed for the chance to represent their area in the Young Enterprise UK finals held at the British Film Institute in London on 2nd of July. The main event supporters were Morrisons Solicitors, ExxonMobil ,the Federation of Small Businesses and South East Water. The judges included Managers and Directors from some of the UKs top retail and marketing businesses so standards had to be of the highest quality.




& School


Claremont Fan Court School, Surrey

Personalised audio message jewellery

Jersey Schools

Insight magazine for young people

Guernsey Schools

Guernsey Coasters

Guildford High School, Surrey

2 in 1 stylus pens

Bishop Bell CoE School, E Sussex

Handmade ‘Scrabble’ based products

Beech Grove Academy, Kent

Three blends of healthy teas

Hurstpierpoint College, W Sussex

Baking or mixer jar for re-use

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls, Kent

Scented soy based candles


Paul Harvey – Managing Partner Morrisons Solicitors

Mark Ryles – Senior Director Asda South Coast

Sophie Cornish – Co-founder and Director

Steve Seymour – Manager, ExxonMobil


Judging Panel for extra awards

Linda Bazant – MD Business Connections Live

Alex Luck – YE Alumnus

Luke Goodwood – YE Alumnus



Thank you for today. I really found it an excellent day and I left with great inspiration from it. Mark Ryles, Senior Director, Asda South Coast

As part of my role in ExxonMobil I frequently read many external consultant reports and I can honestly say that some of the YE Company Reports were of a higher standard. Steve Seymour, ExxonMobil

Thanks for letting me be part of a great day – beautifully executed. Well done. I thought all the teams did so well. What brilliant young people. Sophie Cornish Co-founder and Director

I was so impressed by the quality of the young people who had put so much hard work, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit into their companies and I am confident that the real winner will be the British economy when ultimately these enterprising young people take their place in the business community. Paul Harvey, Managing Partner, Morrisons Solicitors

Thank you for choosing the Cathedral to hold the Young Enterprise Final, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting the event. It was great to have so many young people in the Cathedral for a really good cause and so obviously feeling at home. We would love to host again next year! Caroline Simcox, Enterprise Manager Guildford Cathedral

The day was a triumph for the young people in the South East who demonstrated their considerable achievements in front of an audience of 300 people and a judging panel made up of industry leaders. The YE Team in the South East would like to thank all for a memorable and inspirational day. Bracey Parish Young Enterprise Area Manager South East



Award Company

& school


Supported by


Claremont Fan Court School

Business Connections Live
Creativity Award PROMETHEUS

Jersey Schools

Production Award LILLA HOME

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls

Retail Excellence LUNA

Guildford High School

Best Trade Stand LILLA HOME

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls

South East Water
Best Company Report BEATIFFIC TEAS

Beech Grove Academy

Best Presentation VIDA

Hurstpierpoint College

The Federation of Small Businesses
Company of the Year LILLA HOME

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls

Morrisons Solicitors


YE Gold Award Recipients:

Nigel Garbutt (Chair, West Surrey Board)

Steve Tilbury (Chair, Mid Sussex Board)



For videos click here and here



 Lilla Home


LILLA HOME (From Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls)

Young Enterprise South East Company of the Year 2015


Lilla 2 


All YE South East companies and Judges


For more pictures click here


Young Enterprise South East team on BBC Breakfast TV News at the National Final!

At the Young Enterprise National final, Steph McGovern talks to Lilla Home, from Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School about their environmentally-friendly scented candles

Breakfast 3

Breakfast 4


 The 2016 South East Regional Final will be held at the Dorking Halls in Surrey on Wednesday 15th June