3 May 2018

On Monday night two Abingdon Young Enterprise teams entered the county final. This required them to set up their stalls, answer a series of probing questions from the judges and deliver their presentations. Team Zero degrees, with their range of winter clothing accessories, have had consistently strong sales throughout the year with some very innovative selling techniques. Team XYLO, with their unique upcycled and personalised notebooks. Team Woodworx were also nominated for the award “best manufactured product”

At the end of the evening, XYLO won awards for the best “use of online media” and “best trade stand” and team Woodworx won the JSP award for the “best manufactured product”.

As well as the awards the teams also enjoyed a presentation from Tim Foster, a member of the gold medal winning GB coxless four rowing team in 2000. He spoke very movingly about this particular time and how the skills he learnt and developed being part of the crew, were also applicable to the world of business. He also generously allowed the audience to pass around the gold medal he’d won!

All teams this year should be commended for their efforts and each boy involved has learned a range of very valuable transferable skills that are always in high demand. Thanks should be given to the business advisors who have supported the programme and the parents who have given invaluable support in the logistics involved in moving boys and stock around the region!

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