Three King’s companies in the Young Enterprise scheme started off this year determined to develop innovative products to sell at the Spring Fair on Worcester High Street and to take part in the Company of the Year Competition.
Young Enterprise meet each week throughout their Lower Sixth, with the aim of building a company and designing a product for sale nationally. Young Enterprise also consists of another element whereby the companies compete against each other.
In the end only one company rose to the challenge, producing booklets to support Healthy Minds. Despite issues with deliveries not arriving on time and having to get last minute printing sorted, the company, Joe & Co, successfully sold a good number of copies at the Fair and attracted a lot of interest.
They have already made a profit and plan to sell their remaining stock before the end of the year.
Joe & Co learnt many lessons along the way, including the need for good time management and communication, and that every person in the company has a role to play.
On Tuesday four members of the company faced the judges in an online interview, where they were quizzed on their product, the decision-making process and what they have learned from the experience so far.
The judges were impressed by the team’s commitment to helping people with their mental health and with the plans to develop an app.
They were awarded the prize for Innovation and Technology and were selected as one of the two winning companies from South Worcestershire to go through to the next round of the competition in May.
Congratulations to everyone involved and best of luck in the next round!