Young Enterprise at Innovation Awards

At the end of April, the Penrice Young Enterprise team attended the Cornwall Innovation awards at The Atlantic Hotel, where they won the Happy Camper Award for the most positive customer service!

Strive Cornwall, which is made up of Ellie Taylor, Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lobb, Jack Farley, Megan Garrett, Lewis Jackson, Aimee Rickson, Steven Bartlett, Emma Bull and Stephanie-Grace Hill, made it through to the final 15 teams in Cornwall after planning, producing and marketing unique Cornish gifts.

Mr Adams said: “I am very proud of the Young Enterprise team – particularly of the presentation they delivered to the judges. It was not only professional, but they clearly demonstrated a deep understanding of business through answers to judges’ questions.”

Ellie Taylor, Managing Director of Strive, said: “I’m so proud of our team – I think the biggest thing we’ve learnt is how to bond and work as a team. We also now know all about setting up a business and have seen it in practice which, along with our understanding of finance, will be hugely beneficial for the future.”

The winners of the Company of the Year Award, CuraTek, were from Truro College. The team was made up of A Level Business students – many of whom are former Penrice students taught by Mr Adams in previous years. They had developed a phone charger solution, making £2000 by the time of the awards.

Mr Adams continued: “They are intending to take the company global so they are worthy winners and it looks like it is going to be a very successful business! It is clear our students as a team have taken a great deal from the experience of running a company, which will look great on their CVs and prepare them for further education and employment.”

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