10 members of this year’s Birkdale Young Enterprise team ‘Pastel’ competed in the South Yorkshire Final at Sheffield College last week. Having progressed from Sheffield Final level, the team were pitched against others from Sheffield and Doncaster. The team, whose main products were scented candles and handmade greetings cards, were required to set up a trade stand and then were quizzed closely by a team of experienced business professionals. Finally, the team had to make a four-minute presentation to an auditorium of judges, students and Young Enterprise representatives. The presenting team gave a vibrant, slick and informative speech, highlighting the many challenges faced over the trading year, alongside their financial success.

Earning more than £700 profit over the course of the trading period, the team scooped prizes for Best Financial Management and Best Teamwork. Many congratulations to the team on their excellent progress throughout the year and we also extend our sincere thanks to Gautam Bathija for his superb guidance and insight as Business Adviser.