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A Showcase of 'Young Enterprise' At Procter & Gamble

Tuesday 19th March saw Procter & Gamble (P&G) host the hotly anticipated North Surrey Young Enterprise Area Final at their UK headquarters in Weybridge.

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Friday, March 22, 2013 3:57 pm GMT

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WEYBRIDGE

As supporters of Young Enterprise, P&G were thrilled to support the students in an evening of pure entrepreneurism and innovation. The North Surrey Area Final gives students the chance to showcase months of real life business trading and activities in front of a judging panel and an audience over 200 people! Students from 18 local colleges and schools displayed the fruits of their commercial activity.

The Young Enterprise Company programme is designed to give pupils aged between 15 and 18 the opportunity to see for themselves how a business is run, from deciding on a company name and strategy, electing a management team, designing and manufacturing a product (or service), then marketing it. Not only can they hope to generate and share the profits from their efforts but to also learn invaluable commercial skills from the help of business mentors from P&G and other local companies who support the groups of students with the set up and running of their businesses.

Aimee Goldsmith, P&G host for the evening and Communications Director, P&G UK & Nordics said:

It’s clear from what I see around me that we indeed have some future business leaders in the room, I’d be keen to welcome some of you into jobs here at P&G in a few years time! Programmes like Young Enterprise show that when we bring all our skills and talents to the table and work cooperatively, every element of our community benefits, and especially future generations.

The proof of this goes beyond my words . Young Enterprise Alumni are twice as likely to start their own business, earn a third more than their non-YE peers; are more passionate about their jobs; more successful in their careers – so what you’re all doing here tonight has a real, long-term impact.”

The winners of the evening were announced as:

1st Best Company - Stick To It – Salesian School. Stick To It were judged as the most likely to succeed. The prize was awarded for strong consumer research, an extremely effective operational team and the most sustainable long term business.

Best Company 2nd – Omniprodeo, Claremont Fan School

Best Company – 3rd I.C.E, Sir William Perkins School

The Top 3 Companies will now go on to represent North Surrey at the Surrey County Finals in May.

Best Company Report - Omniprodeo, Claremont Fan School

Best Trade Stand - Stick To It, Salesian School

Best Presentation – Revamp, Sir William Perkins School

Best Video Advertisement - Omniprodeo, Claremont Fan School

Special Award – Black & Blanco, Tomlinscote

Special Award – Pegasus Enterprises, St James


For more information or images, please contact:
Holly Simpson (P&G), simpson.h@pg.com, 01932 896058


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Young Enterprise North Surrey Area Final. 1st Best Company: Stick To It – Sales