Stradbroke High School's Young Enterprise Company collects Runner Up Award in Suffolk Business Awards

Congratulations to 'Quality Sweets' on accepting two awards at the Suffolk Young Enterprise Business Awards:

Runner Up Award, presented by Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd. and Social Innovation Award presented by The East of England

Co-operative Society.

Twenty four schools and colleges entered the competition initially. After trading since September and submission of company reports and accounts, eight finalists were selected to attend the Awards Celebration at the University of Suffolk.  Following trade stand interviews and company presentations to an audience of around 200 people, our team really impressed the audience and judges, receiving rapturous applause during the evening.

Mrs Clarke said " We were the smallest team and this was the first time our school has taken part so we are especially proud of our achievement and I am so pleased for the company because they have been so committed and used their entrepreneurial skills to an outstanding effect. Mr Brown's support as the Business Adviser has been excellent and very much appreciated by everyone involved."

Pat Trimmer, Suffolk's Manager for Young Enterprise said "  I am very proud of you, seeing how your team has developed and so much hard work put into achieving the award.  Well done! All your hard work shone through last night and for the first year of entering into the scheme, to be awarded Runner-Up was well deserved. "

Quality Sweets produces gift wrapped confectionery packaged in recycled glass jars. The company also set up a tuck shop in school and distributed display boxes of its products at rural events and to local retailers who sold the sweets on the company's behalf.

Representatives from EDF Energy, University of Suffolk, BT, Adnams and Associated British Ports judged the companies' performances across ten different criteria and awards proceedings were led by Eddy Alcock OBE who chaired the Judging. All other awards were sponsored by ten further prominent companies from different industries across the county.

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