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Young entrepreneurs pitch their ideas

Budding entrepreneurs from the Harrogate district went head-to-head against other schools from North Yorkshire in an Apprentice-style competition judged by the region’s business brains.

Students from Ripon Grammar School, Harrogate High and King James’ School in Knaresborough went up against others from St Peter’s School in York and Ampleforth College at this year‘s Venturefest, a conference and exhibition for business innovators.

Each had to sell products chosen by the teams, while their performance and knowledge of business acumen was assessed by real-life entrepreneurs attending the event at York Racecourse.

The team from Ampleforth College emerged victorious with their restaurant guide and healthy eating recipe book, winning praise for their enthusiasm, commitment, creativity and use of new technology.

However, all the teams taking part in the Young Enterprise Company of the Year Award will be back in action at a final event in Harrogate later this spring. Read full story