Entrepreneurial students are in talks to have a unique cocktail they designed go into production.
Pupils from Glyn School, in The Kingsway, Epsom, triumphed at the East Surrey County Finals of the Young Enterprise competition which were held at City of London Freemen’s School, in Ashtead, last Thursday, March 27.
Glyn School’s team, Aquila, pitched its business idea for a non-alcoholic cocktail called Burst against 11 business ideas from other schools.
Aquila was named overall winner on the night and also won awards for best trade stand, best presentation, and best accounts.
It is now in talks with manufacturers and suppliers to put its drink into production.
MP Chris Grayling, who presented the awards, said: "Young Enterprise is such a good way of getting local businesses to support students and the competition really showcased the students' great business ideas.
"Hopefully they will build on this experience and become the next generation of entrepreneurs.
"Congratulations to Aquila and the two runners-up, UnLtd from Rosebery School and Made Easy from The Ashcombe School, and I wish them all well in the next round."
The winning team with Chris Grayling MP
Mr Grayling, who is also Secretary of State for Justice, offered the winning team a tour of the House of Commons as an additional and unexpected reward.
The team consisted of seven students aged 16 and 17: Alex Holt (managing director), Lizzie Atherton (company secretary), Oliver Sandcroft (deputy managing director), Jack Neill (IT director), Nick Prothero (finance director), Sam Harris (sales director) and Chris Syder (marketing director).
Young Enterprise is the country’s largest business and enterprise education charity helping young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.