Three companies made up of Lower Eighth students create and run a business, going through the entire process of product development, market research, sales, marketing and financial management. At the end of the year, students compete in a series of rounds and are tested on a company report, a trade stand and a four minute presentation.
The Young Enterprise competition is organised in the Richmond and Kingston Area. Competition between schools from this area is particularly strong, and over the last five years winners from this area have also won South London, and won the London final four times, the national final three times, and come second and first in the European final.
St Paul’s achievements include:
- 2004, Occasio – Rag Bag: National finalists
- 2010-11, Summit – perfume pen: European and National Winners
- 2011-12, Meta – doodle pencil case: Area Finals – best publicity
- 2011-12, Endeavour – Flavourz – flavoured pencil cap: London Finalists
- 2012-13, Spinnaker - a flavour-dispensing bottle cap: Best product, Area Finals
- 2013-14, Atlas – anti RFiD wallet: STEM award from NPL
- 2014-15, Proteus – ClickBoard app that turns an iPhone in to a mouse: Best product, South London finalists
- 2015-16, Sterling - miniaturised top-up battery for a phone: STEM award, South London finalists
- 2015-16, H2U – smart water bottle: Best Social Enterprise, Area Finals
- 2016-17, Venturepad – waterproof notebook: National winners
This years teams will soon be competing in the South London Finals (11 May).
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Best Interview, Area Finals
Best Report and Best Overall Company, Area Finals