Firms back enterprise contest
TWO Buckinghamshire based businesses have joined forces to support a local youth charity.
Clarks of Amersham Removals and Storage, based in Chesham, and J Bennett & Son Insurance Brokers, based in High Wycombe, have joined forces to support the Young Enterprise scheme.
The Young Enterprise Bucks County Finals 2016 take place on May 6 and is the culmination of 42 senior schools and more than 800 pupils competing in the Chiltern, Aylesbury Vale, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes areas for the Young Enterprise Company Programme.
The Company Programme is the ultimate enterprise experience.
The team of young people set-up and run a real company for a year with guidance from a business volunteer and compete against schools and students across the whole country.
They make all the decisions about their company from designing the product or service, raising funds, winding up the company and paying their taxes.
They can even choose to set their business up as a social enterprise, focusing on addressing a social need than maximising their profit.
The Chiltern Area Final 2016 recently took place with Endeavour, a combined team from Dr Challoner’s Grammar and Dr Challoner’s High Schools in Amersham and Little Chalfont, being crowned the winner.
The team produced a product called A.M.P (Alternative Music Power), a non-electric phone speaker amplifier that requires no Bluetooth cables nor electricity.
Endeavour will compete in the County finals in Aylesbury on May 6, and could potentially go through to the UK and European finals.
Success: Dr Challoners Endeavour Team who produced an Alternative Music Power device, at the Chiltern Area Young Enterprise Finals Day