Entrepreneurs in the Making – Young Enterprise 2019
EartoEar, Connexus and Equator: Three amazing businesses with three amazing ideas, earned several plaudits at the Young Enterprise Company of the Year Awards last week with EartoEar earning a place at the West London Final.
First up – Equator, whose idea to sell succulents and cacti plants, came from a universal desire to “bring our generation closer to nature and inspire a love for plants amongst all ages” (Samar Al Haddad, MD of Equator). They were delighted to win ‘Best Customer Service.’
Connexus, whose product is a children’s storybook aimed to help young children learn Spanish won the ‘Disney Creativity Award’.
And EartoEar, who sell handmade earrings using recyclable pom-poms after identifying a gap in the market, won ‘Best Teamwork’ and also ‘Runner-up’ for Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham which means they secure a place at the West London Final!
“We have created a product that has resonated really well with our market and which we absolutely love too” (Anna Mackenzie, MD of EartoEar).
Our girls were competing against other teams from schools in the boroughs of Hillingdon and Hounslow and Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham.
They were judged on their trade stand, company report, a group interview and a presentation.