Last week some of the UK’s most talented young entrepreneurs from London, Liverpool and Birmingham competed at the final of Young Entrepreneurs organised in conjunction with Young Enterprise, the UK’s leading enterprise education charity.
Clare Davies, Head of Cross Risk Management and Deputy Head of Portfolio and Risk Optimisation at Deutsche Bank UK and one of the Deutsche employee judges at the event said, “It’s an honour to judge the final of this year’s Young Entrepreneurs competition. Developing enterprising and innovative skills in the next generation is absolutely vital to their chances of succeeding.”
Small Heath’s team from Birmingham, Zeus, won Best Company, the highest accolade at the awards, for their portable chargers using recycled materials.
Sarah Bonnell School in Stratford’s team called Green Cloud won the Green Award for their handmade products such as vases and pencil pots.
Kingsmead’s team in Enfield, SIMMER, won the Innovation Award for their product ‘Around the World in 80 Packs’; a series of entertaining activity packs to educate children on the joys of cooking.
Park Hall’s team, Simply Celebrate, won the Marketing Award for their homemade scented candles, shaped as hearts, roses and rabbits for Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day and Easter.
The competition is part of Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme, Born to Be, which aims to help prevent youth unemployment by offering opportunities that give the next generation the skills required to fulfil their potential.
Deutsche Bank and Young Enterprise developed the competition in partnership in 2008 in order to enable inner city schools serving deprived communities to develop skills for the real world of business. Over 2,000 students from 165 schools took part in Young Entrepreneurs this year.
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