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BBC Radio Devon interview our Young Enterprise students ahead of county final

11th May 2015

BBC Radio Devon presenter, Michael Chequer, visited Trinity on Friday to speak to a group of enterprising students about their new business, Candle Lab. The business produces and sells a range of candles, candleholders, lamps and a series of related products, all made from recycled materials. The team of 6th Formers were preparing for the Young Enterprise County final, which will be hosted this evening by the Met Office in Exeter.



Students Hannah Powe and  Harry Knapman were nominated to speak for the team, and they confidently answered a series of questions about their business and the Young Enterprise scheme generally.  Jake Bayliss, a representative of Trinity’s team from last year, the highly successful ‘Offshore’  business, was also interviewed, as was our Business Mentor Mr Malcom Protheroe, and our Head of Business and Economics, Mr Mike Milne.

The feature was aired on Mike Chequer’s programme yesterday morning, but you can still listen to it by clicking on the following link and forward to about 40min 45secs

As Mr Milne says, ‘I think you will agree that Harry, Hannah and Jake all sounded really good! They were a real credit to Trinity School.’ 

‘Candle Lab’ have traded on a number of occasions,’ he continued, ‘ including a Young Enterprise fair in Taunton, and in the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter, taking advantage of the opportunities to present their product to the public’

‘Young Enterprise is very competitive, and in tonight’s Apprentice-style final Candle Lab will be up against several other enthusiastic teams of students from numerous colleges and school from the region. They will be expected to make a professional presentation about their business, showcase their products on a trade stand, and answer questions from a demanding panel of real business leaders and professionals.’

The prize for this evening’s victors will be to go on a represent Devon at the regional finals, an accolade which was awarded to Trinity School last year.  The winners from this stage will then qualify for the national final, which will be held in London

We congratulate them on their business idea and their efforts so far, and wish them the best of luck in the competition.