Further Young Enterprise success for Hurst team - Hurstpierpoint College

Further Young Enterprise success for Hurst team

Hurst’s Young Enterprise team, Plants with Purpose (PwP), won the Sustainability Award at the regional Young Enterprise final and made the final of the JA Europe event.

As winners of the overall county title and the Digital Skills Award, PwP went forward to the regional competition against schools from Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. There were six teams in total and PwP were up against some strong contenders as three of the six teams won awards. As well as winning the Sustainability Award, PwP only just missed out on going through to the National competition. PwP also made the final of the JA (Junior Achievement) competition, the European version of YE, as one of only five UK teams selected to take part.

Earlier in the year, PwP took part in a Dragons’ Den event and won the Business Plan Award and the Dragons’ Den Award. The dragons praised PwP for having the best produced video, a stand-out logo, impressive website, good market research, cohesive brand identity/packaging/channel marketing as well as a professional business plan and presentation. They also commented on their product being perfectly timed with people looking for more things to do away from screens.

PwP’s product was a range of herb planting kits packaged in a reusable fabric bag – with a choice of Thyme, Lavender, Mint, Chamomile and Rosemary. The kits include a ready-grown plant in a ceramic pot, a bag of soil and a mini chalkboard with chalk to display a personal message.

This is a phenomenal achievement. Covid has made the whole process of building and running a viable business more difficult than usual. PwP have achieved financial success and been recognised by Young Enterprise, JA Europe and Dragons’ Den for the quality of their product and the exemplary way they have managed their company Jan Leeper, Head of Careers

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