Young Enterprise Company of the Year Awards 2013

Thirteen students who set up a company called Mug Shot to create and sell a range of mugs with a sense of fun have w guess factory on the top award at an East Midlands business competition at The University of Nottingham on 18th June 2013.

The team from Southfield School for Girls in Kettering won the ove guess factory rall Company award at the Young Enterprise Company of the Year Awards 2013 and will now represent the East Midlands at the UK finals at the Kensington Conference Centre, London, on 1st July.

The product range features quirky designs, a service through personalisation, special requests and mug craft events, providing the oppor guess factory tunity for customers to design and create their own mugs.

All the students in yesterday regional final had set up their own businesses over the past year, with the help of local business mentors, as part of a Young Enterprise scheme that aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Mug Shot also scooped the awards for best marketing, teamwork and the new media award.

A team of 16 17 year olds from Lincoln Minster School won the runner up Company prize for their business Unwrapped which produced city themed postcards, posters and bags with unique iconic images from the city.

Paul Thompson, Young Enterprise Manager for the East Midlands said: than 140 teams and 1,850 teenagers in the East Midlands have taken part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme this year so it a huge achievement for Mug Shot to demonstrate they had the best overall company and to make it to the national final.

year the regional final had high quality guess factory entries continuing to demonstrate that the East Midlands will continue to be the beating heart of entrepreneurism in the UK.

The finals were supported by The University of Nottingham Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rolls Royce plc, The Institute of Directors, Leicestershire based Campbell Scientific Ltd, Elsby and Co Chartered Accountants and IOSH, the chartered body for health and safety professionals.

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