Two firms that are the business

TWO Huntingdonshire Schools each won three prizes at the regional finals of the Young Enterprise Awards in Cambridge this month. EDZ, the St Neots Community College young enterprise company, won Best Communications Award, Best Marketing and Sales Award, a

TWO Huntingdonshire Schools each won three prizes at the regional finals of the Young Enterprise Awards in Cambridge this month.

EDZ, the St Neots Community College young enterprise company, won Best Communications Award, Best Marketing and Sales Award, and Environment Award.

The judges said the St Neots team was "outstanding" in the way it recognised the importance and significance of good communications, it had a clear vision and understanding of potential markets and their product was not only fun and educational but very environmentally friendly.

All the materials were 100 per cent recyclable.

EDZ makes balls stuffed with sawdust with grass growing out of the top to look like hair.

Supernova, a young enterprise company from Kimbolton School, produced shirt bags and place settings made from recycled forks.

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Only six of the 60 teams who entered the contest made it to the finals.

Each team had to set up their trade stall, submit an 11-page company report and make a five-minute presentation. They were also quizzed on their business practices, successes and challenges by a team of expert judges made up of business entrepreneurs.

The Kimbolton board of directors, consisting of nine 16 and 17-year-olds, under the leadership of their managing director, Sophia Godfrey, formed the company in September and have used sales opportunities in school to sell as many of their products as possible. The team's focus was recycling.

The judges said their products were "both creative and environmentally friendly." The team won Most Innovative Product, Best Manufacturing Process and the Finance award, which reflected their efficiency in dealing with the monetary aspects of running their own business.

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