An Eastbourne school’s launched the new Young Enterprise competition.
As last year’s winners for Eastbourne and Wealden District, Ratton was the host for the launch event.
This year's prospective company directors from Ratton School and St Catherine's College heard from a range of business advisers from across the area and Wendy Gorham the Young Enterprise Manager for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
Directors from last year's winning company Initium, Malachi Jones, Ellie Stanbridge and Ally Gellatly, addressed the audience, offering advice and guidance about what they learnt during the process. The enthusiasm for the competition from them and the other directors from last year’s competition shone through throughout the evening.
Young Enterprise students past and present then went on to compete in a mini Enterprise game in small teams. Students entered into the process wholeheartedly having to organise limited resources, finance and keep their customer happy. Congratulations and first place went to a team from St Catherine's College with second and third place teams from Ratton School. Stephen Lloyd who had been the banker for the evening made the presentation to the winning team.