Young Enterprise Trade Fair

12th January 2018

Young Enterprise companies from schools throughout NI, sold their unique products and services on mall at Abbey Centre, Thursday 8th February.

The trade fair and awards celebrated young people engaged in the Young Enterprise Company Programme, who have been experiencing what it’s like to set up and run a student company.

The student-run companies were judged on the day by a team of business professionals from various sectors of the business community, with awards presented for;

  1. Best Overall Company Award  – sponsored by Mallusk Enterprise Park
  2. Best Team Company Award
  3. Best QuickStart Company
  4. Best Visiting Company Award
  5. Company Growth Award
  6. Organisation and Management Award
  7. Innovation in IT Award  – sponsored by The Bank of Ireland
  8. Social Innovation Award – sponsored by the Department of Communities
  9. Mystery Shopper Award – sponsored by Abbey Centre
  10. Highest Sales Award

Participating schools included:

Riverside School, Antrim
Belfast High School, Newownabbey
Larne High School
Everton Day Centre, Belfast
Cedar Lodge School, Belfast
Focus School Knockloughrim, Magherafelt
Wallace High School, Lisburn

Congratulations to team Avidity, Belfast High School, who scooped the Abbey Centre Mystery Shopper prize and £100 cash, with their exciting iPaws creation 🐶