Young Enterprise win SW finals

Students from Balcarras have been crowned the Best company in the South West Regional finals. 

Students from Balcarras School have been crowned Best Overall Company at the South West Young Enterprise Regional Final. The final (held digitally this year instead of in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic), on 2 June 2020, celebrated the achievements of students who have set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the Young Enterprise Company Programme, supported nationally by HSBC UK.

Seven student companies from the South West competed across seven categories – Best Presentation, Innovation, Customer Service, Financial Management, Sustainability, Marketing and Teamwork – with a prize for each. The winning team, Memento from Balcarras School, will go on to represent the South West at the UK Company of the Year final and could potentially represent the UK in the JA European Final.


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Young Enterprise is a national charity which works to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in the changing world of work. Our Vision is that every young person is given an equal opportunity to learn the vital skills needed to earn and look after their money, to develop an enterprising mindset and to make a valuable contribution to their communities and wider society.

This year, students across the country have set up companies over the academic year, making all the decisions about their business, from deciding the company name and product, to creating a business plan, managing their finances and selling their products – despite challenging conditions due to Covid-19.

Congratulations to Mr Perry and the team who now go on to the National Finals.