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Young Enterprise team ready for Greater Manchester final

Enterprising pupils from the Lower Sixth are looking forward to the Greater Manchester Final of the Young Enterprise competition after triumphing at the Stockport, Rochdale and Tameside heat.

It is the third year in a row that the school has won the local round.

Electrade won two awards during the event which was hosted in the Hallam Hall and Dining Hall. They won the ‘Best Company Report’ award and were chosen as the ‘Overall Winner’, making it through to the next round which will be held on Wednesday 18th April at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The pupils, who were promoting Juice Bands and Juice Box – wearable technology products, were delighted that their hard work was rewarded and with the judges’ comments about their strong corporate image, clear passion for their product and clarity in their presentation.

In preparation for the competition, the pupils had a stand at the Trafford Centre to promote their product and visited PwC’s Manchester office to present to them and get feedback about how they could improve.

Over the festive period they also visited the world famous Manchester Christmas Markets to get some tips.

Electrade will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of last year’s representatives InStock Technologies.

The team made it to the National Final at BFI Southbank in London where they faced teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

The young entrepreneurs gave a number of presentations in the foyer and on the stage to judges and an excited crowd, appeared on BBC Breakfast and met a host of successful businesspeople including Reggae Reggae Sauce creator Levi Roots.