This week, the awards ceremony for the national enterprise competition Tycoon in Schools took place at Buckingham Palace.
The winning teams were invited to Buckingham Palace to receive their awards by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Patron of the Peter Jones Foundation.
As part of his continued focus on championing and promoting entrepreneurship, His Royal Highness hosted the ceremony to help celebrate the success of the young business tycoons, who were selected by a panel of judges led by Peter Jones CBE from thousands of budding entrepreneurs across the country.
The winning team was:
- The Ultimate Tycoon in Schools Award – Boo’s Bits and Bobs from The Da Vinci Studio School
Special awards were presented to:
- The Tycoon in Schools Award for Achievement – HACA from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy
- The Tycoon in Schools Award for Community Engagement – 4K from Avonbourne School
- The Tycoon in Schools Award for Sustainability – Occasions by Ameena from Nelson and Colne College
- The Tycoon in Schools Award for Business Concept – Xpose@fcc from Felpham Community College
“I am delighted to be here at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the fantastic achievements of the winners of Tycoon in Schools 2012. I have been completely overwhelmed by the hard work and dedication that I have seen throughout the competition.
“We received thousands of entries for Tycoon in Schools 2012, and the young people awarded today proved themselves to be the very best. They represent a generation that has more passion and ambition than any other generation in history and I want to congratulate each and every one on their success.”
Tycoon in Schools is a nationwide competition run by the Peter Jones Foundation to encourage and inspire young people across Britain to start a business whilst at school.
During the competition, school children are given a loan, challenged to launch a business and make as much profit as they can.
Schools are invited to register their interest for the 2013 competition by visiting: www.tycooninschools.com