Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Young Enterprise team triumph

CRGS headboy, Matthew Moviarty is pictured with fellow pupils as they scoop four awards in the Young Enterprise competition. G070411/1

CRGS headboy, Matthew Moviarty is pictured with fellow pupils as they scoop four awards in the Young Enterprise competition. G070411/1

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Further success has come the way of the Year 11 Young Enterprise team at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School.

Their latest achievement saw them crowned winners of the East Lancashire final of the competition and they now go forward to the North West level, with their business “ThECOmpany”.

The team’s original goal was to create a product that was not only desirable to buy, but was also eco-friendly.

They came up with a long-handled jute bag, branded with the company’s name, containing an environmentally-sound range of indulgent products, including ethically sourced bath bombs, bath salts and an Egyptian cotton face flannel.

Mark Chadwick, the Young Enterprise link teacher at the school, said: “The team have been so successful as they knew that consumers are now more aware of ethical and sustainable sourcing, and this plays a big part in their choice when selecting products.

“They wanted to develop a luxury gift set in keeping with their eco-friendly objective, and have worked hard to develop a brand and image that would sell.

“The sales and marketing elements of the company have to be given huge credit for the overall success of the team so far.”

Mr Chadwick continued: “I’m immensely proud of their achievements to date.

“Every single member of the team has contributed, with excellent team work and communication playing a key part in their success.

“Hopefully, the continued hard work will pay off at the regional final in Manchester, in June.

“The team have proved that small businesses can be profitable, even during tough trading conditions, and have experienced, through the Young Enterprise scheme, what running a real life business entails.

“I think they all have very bright futures.”