Rewards for enterprising youngsters

Young Enterprise winners at Boston College.'3rd place, Youneek from Haven High school.'L-R Catia Garcia 15, Rebecca Modd of Chattertons who was one of the judges, Rhianna Francis 16.
Young Enterprise winners at Boston College.'3rd place, Youneek from Haven High school.'L-R Catia Garcia 15, Rebecca Modd of Chattertons who was one of the judges, Rhianna Francis 16.

YOUNG people in the Boston area have been showing off their business acumen as part of national Enterprise Week.

A Dragons’ Den-style event was held at Boston College with groups from local schools pitching their business ideas to an audience of respected local business representatives.

Young Enterprise winners at Boston College.'1st place, Synergy from Boston High School.'L-R Siobhan Gallagher, Sophie Charlton, Chloe Lay, Kate Walker, Ellie Morrissey, Katie Inkley, Erum Dahar, Amie Beckson.

Young Enterprise winners at Boston College.'1st place, Synergy from Boston High School.'L-R Siobhan Gallagher, Sophie Charlton, Chloe Lay, Kate Walker, Ellie Morrissey, Katie Inkley, Erum Dahar, Amie Beckson.

Called Lions’ Lair – the event saw the top three business projects being picked and awarded prizes.

First and second place went to two Young Enterprise teams from Boston High School.

Synergy was awarded first prize of £130 thanks to their ‘strong branding’ and the ‘highly-marketable product’ – a range of detachable, collectable earphone accessories.

A New Divide took second prize – a cheque for £80 – having been highly-commended by the judges for their candles ‘with a twist’ business idea.

Young Enterprise winners at Boston College.'2nd place, New Divide from Boston High School.'L-R Rebecca Modd of Chattertons who was one of the judges, Rebecca Launchbury, Mica Rennison, Kayleigh Wagg, Samuel Hull, Scott Richmond, Joanna Hayford, Robert Nikitinas.

Young Enterprise winners at Boston College.'2nd place, New Divide from Boston High School.'L-R Rebecca Modd of Chattertons who was one of the judges, Rebecca Launchbury, Mica Rennison, Kayleigh Wagg, Samuel Hull, Scott Richmond, Joanna Hayford, Robert Nikitinas.

Third place went to team Youneek from Haven High School who won £50 for their personalised yearbook CD idea.

Later that day a special media networking workshop was hosted by the local Junior Chamber International (JCI) Boston

The informal event was held at Duncan and Toplis, in Resolution Close, Boston, and attended by JCI Boston and representatives from Young Enterprise Boston and South Holland, Chattertons Solicitors and others.

Allison Cowell, JCI UK president, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day – and great to see so much support from local businesses on the day.”

Junior Chamber International event at Duncan and Toplis, Boston.

Junior Chamber International event at Duncan and Toplis, Boston.

JCI Cambridge president Jen Little gave constructive advice at the meeting about how members could improve their business profiles on media networking site LinkedIn – typically seen as the ‘Facebook’ for professionals.

l For more information about JCI Boston call 07787 570026.