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    Sixth Former Named County Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

    Lower Sixth Former Morgan Thomas claims title at the Young Enterprise County Finals in Cambridge. 

    Lower Sixth Former Morgan Thomas has been named County Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Young Enterprise County Finals in Cambridge. 

    His success comes hot on the heels of our two Young Enterprise teams' triumph at the District Finals in Wyboston Lakes, where our Lower Sixth Form entrepreneurs scooped half of the awards including Company of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Six teams from four local schools competed for the team and individual prizes, having set-up and operated their own companies since September. Laurus, under the leadership of Hannah Szczepanski, designed and sold reindeer-shaped wine holders for the Christmas market, then a range of tie-dyed clothing for festival-goers. Invicta, meanwhile, developed innovative corner photo frames that attracted three trade fair awards.

    At the District Finals in Wyboston Lakes, the culmination of eight months’ work, the teams were judged in three different ways: the written reports that they had submitted beforehand, the interviews conducted at their trade stands, and team presentations delivered to an audience of judges, staff and parents.

    Both of our teams performed strongly against tough competition and gave an excellent account of themselves. Zoë Steele, the Managing Director of Invicta, was awarded Business Person of the Year while Morgan Thomas, Laurus’ Sales Director, scooped the other individual prize, Entrepreneur of the Year. Both have been offered a fortnight’s work experience at local businesses as part of their prize.

    Laurus was also awarded three other trophies: Best Company Report, Triumph Over Adversity and the prestigious Company of the Year. The other prizes available were the Journey Award, Environmental Awareness, Product Innovation, Best Presentation and Runner-Up Company of the Year.

    Mr Andrew Wilkinson, Laurus’ Joint Link Teacher (with Mrs Alison Ainsworth) said, “This was a well-deserved result for the teams who have shown enthusiasm for the event and solid commitment to the process from the start.  They have learned a lot and been a pleasure to work with through the year.”

    Well done to all the students involved on an excellent two terms' work.