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Entrepreneurs bag awards for unique bookmark businessMarch 30th, 2015
A business-minded bunch of girls have won three awards in a regional Young Enterprise competition.
The group of 14 sixth form pupils at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls impressed judges with their unique bookmarks made from antique spoons.
Answering to the mission statement, to produce an environmentally friendly product to encourage a love of reading, the girls rose to the challenge with zeal.
The competition, run by the Newport and Monmouthshire area board of Young Enterprise, saw the pupils set their company, Khula, up as a genuine firm.
They were able to sell shares to raise capital to start their business.
Mary, 17, acted as the MD of Khula.
She said: “Throughout the course of the year, we conducted market research, produced and sold our product in school and in the local community.
“All our hard work culminated in the Regional Young Enterprise competition last week where Khula wrote a company report, documenting our progress, produced a trade stand for our product and performed a presentation highlighting our achievements.
“Through our diligence and commitment throughout the year, we managed to come away from the competition with the award for the Best Company Report, Best Presentation and Best for the Environment and Community.
“We will continue running our company until our study leave in a few weeks.”
The successful team also included Georgina, Bethan, Isabel, Matilda, Emilie, Sophie, Jemma, Rosa, Eleanor, Yan Lam, Adelle and Xiwen.