Firms back en­ter­prise con­test

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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

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