Young entrepreneurs triumph at county finals

Congratulations to the College’s Blue Ocean Company who recently won ‘Best Financial Management’ and ‘Best Product Development’ at the Young Enterprise (YE) county finals.

Blue Ocean Company were placed 2nd overall after pitching to local businesses including St. James’s Place Wealth Management and Spirax Sarco.

The five students Jazz Hull, Aisha Jeng, Mia Smith, Caitlin Green, and Nic White were all praised for their company’s use of environmental alternatives.

“The Feedback was overwhelmingly positive with judges commending the relevance of the products. I’m immensely proud of what the group have achieved,” says Nicola Gregson, YE Coordinator.

Students hoped to use The Blue Ocean Company as a platform to address the widespread use of plastic:

13 billion plastic carrier bags are used in the UK each year according to environmental watchdogs.

The team was seen promoting their products at this year’s Cirencester Youth Market, which include environmentally friendly soaps toothbrushes, and toiletries – all of which use sustainable packaging.

The Company received a special mention on Twitter for their efforts:

“@YEGlos More brilliant sustainable products from @cirencoll and The Blue Ocean Company.”

Last year over 15,000 students took part in the YE Company Programme which encourages students to set up and manage their own business.

If you would like to find out more about our Young Enterprise enrichment, Cirencester College have an Open Evening on Thursday 27 June from 5pm to 8pm or take a look at the website here.

 

For more information on the story, please contact Izaac.cole@cirencester.ac.uk