A TEAM from St Martin’s School has won the local finals of this year’s Young Enterprise award.
Last week, the best teams from Birmingham and Solihull had gone head-to-head - but it was St Martin’s who lifted the trophy.
Arden were also flying the flag for the borough and picked up an award for the best presentation
Justice Williams, one of the judges, described the winning team as “outstanding” - but said that it had been a closely-fought contest.
“The standard of the competition was extremely high and professional. Those of us who are in business ourselves appreciate the challenges that these guys faced,” she said.
Each team had been set a task, worthy of Lord Sugar himself - to start and manage their own company.
From the classroom to the boardroom - for eight months the teams have designed, created and advertised their product.
St Martin’s and Arden had gone through to the county finals, after finishing as the winner and runner-up respectively in the Solihull final.
Having trumped their Birmingham rivals, St Martin’s will be returning to Birmingham University to lock horns with the best of the Midlands.
The regional finals will take place on June 18 and the winner there will go on to compete in the national finals.
* Young Enterprise are hoping to get more schools involved in the 2011 competition, but they’re looking for businessmen to offer support and advice.
If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Suki Kaur at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.young-enterprise.org.uk.