Young Enterprise company ‘ToBe’ travelled to the UK last month to represent Jersey in the Young Enterprise Regional Finals with the hope of reaching the national and then perhaps the European finals later in the year. ToBe took the top honours in Jersey’s Young Enterprise 2018 Company Competition last month.

The team, comprising students from the islands year 12 classes, were announced as the Best Overall Company having impressed the judging panel with a formal presentation, a trade stand and an informal presentation to the assembled audience. The team, which was supported by a team of business advisors from Barclays, developed and printed a calendar and book filled with recipes from local chefs and hospitality businesses.

Young Enterprise has supported 60 students from Hautlieu, Victoria College, Jersey College for Girls, Beaulieu and De la Salle in 5 teams during 2018. Each team, a mix of students from all the schools, started a Young Enterprise company in October and have been running their business, developing a product, delivering a sales and marketing plan and administering the company and its finances.

The other big winner at the local competition night was ‘Stick-Z’ who won Best Product or Service and Best Presentation. ToBe also won awards for Best Sales and Marketing, Best Administered Company and Best Managing Director. During the evening awards were made to the Best Achiever in each team, presented to the individual who had made the most impact and grown as an individual.