Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Litephox crowned Young Enterprise champions

Litephox crowned Young Enterprise champions

A group of Lower Sixth Form students recently took part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme winning the Best Company Report, as well as being crowned overall winners at the north area round of the North East Finals 2016.

The aim of the programme is for students to create a business based on a product or service and present their company report and trade information to a select panel of judges.

The RGS team, Litephox, was made up of Elaine Swaddle, Tabitha Burnett, Michael Fu, Sukhdeep Srai, Ritvik Uppal, Luci Damjanovic and Jordan Lee, under the steer of Technology Teacher Christine Pipes.

Litephox designs and manufactures notebooks 'as nature intended', which includes their original British wildlife themed range.

The company takes environmental issues extremely seriously, using 100% recycled paper, FSC approved laser ply and up-cycled wooden beads from old car seat covers. Litephox also offer a personalisation service, which includes the addition of names, messages and alternative images by utilising technology available to them in the school workshop.

Competing against seven other teams from the northern area of the North East, they were judged across three rounds including a question and answer session at their trade stand, the quality of their trade stand and a company report and presentation in front of the participating schools, university companies and the judges.

Litephox certainly impressed, winning Best Company Report as well as being crowned overall winners.

Team leader Christine Pipes was delighted with Litephox's win. She said,

'I'm extremely proud of the work and effort all of the students put into the Young Enterprise Programme and they are now reaping the rewards. The concept they've created and company report produced are of an exceptional standard.

'They'll now use the judges feedback and be in an even stronger position at the North East finals in a few weeks.'

Litephox now goes up against the other three winners from the area rounds of the North East competition when they come together for the North East finals in early June. If successful, Litephox will go on to compete in the National Finals of the Young Enterprise Company Programme held in London during July.