Apprentice businessmen and women at Wisbech Grammar School have overcome challenges to win top awards at the Young Enterprise Peterborough district area final.
Managing director Christopher Turner (17) collected the ‘Businessman of the year’ award at the presentation evening, which was staged at The Peterborough School, and the members of the company, Phoenix, were handed the ‘Triumph over adversity’ prize.
The company, launched in October, initially battled with personnel challenges and a number of unsuccessful ideas before the managing director helped the team to rise from the ashes of disappointment and create a winning portfolio of products.
These ranged from computer aided designed and laser cut key racks, personalised clothing and fashionable designed shopping bags to Christmas merchandise, including decorated pine cones, kiln fired snowflakes and scented soaps.
Link teacher Matthew Sansom said: “The Phoenix team members were a joy to work with, committed and determined to do well. They presented true entrepreneurial flair and individual determination to make the company a success.”