Teams from six west and north-west London schools have taken part in finals of a Young Enterprise competition at the University of West London.

Students were tasked with setting up and running their own businesses for a year with the help of business mentors from the various businesses local to the schools’ areas.

Entrants were from Bishopshalt (Hillingdon), Featherstone (Ealing), Kingsbury High (Brent), Latymer Upper (Hammersmith & Fulham), North London Collegiate (Harrow) and Vyners (Hillingdon). The Best Overall Company, Evalesco from Kingsbury High School, will to go through to the next stage of the competition – the London Finals at CitiBank Canary Wharf on 11 June 2014. Their product was a range of two healthy teas called Immuni-T.

 

More than 2,325 14 to 18-year-olds in schools across London have taken part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme this year and set up a total of 172 businesses with help from local business volunteers.

Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor, University of West London said, “The University was proud to host this year’s Young Enterprise west London final (on May 14). The companies developed original products and I was proud to be part of the judging panel. Overall winners, Evalesco from Kingsbury High School, were enormously impressive.

"These young people are our future business leaders. Competitions like this equip them with invaluable skills which helps pave the way to bright careers.”