Young Enterprise Sixth Form Success

Young Enterprise Sixth Form Success

Congratulations to Sixth Formers John P, Lewis R, Milo M and Henry S for reaching the Somerset Regional Finals for their business ‘Comedic Occasion’ at Young Enterprise.

Comedic Occasion is a business that was conceived, created and run by our Year 12 Young Enterprise Group. It is a print on demand t-shirt business, featuring comedy designs created by the team which they sold via a website they built.  The team also created a clever add-on to their business, by partnering with other organisations needing t shirts, including a local band, to provide their merchandise.

The products are sustainably, ethically produced, and of high quality.  The Comedic Occasion team not only reached the Somerset Regional Finals, but also took part in a Dragons Den style pitch event, where they had to present to local business representatives, where they won the award for best pitch.

Each of the team had a very specific role and used their strengths – Milo managed the website, Henry the marketing, Lewis the design, and John the business management.  They learned to work extremely well as a team, and plan on making lots of money running businesses themselves one day!

Winner of the Young Enterprise Journey Award 2023

John was the unanimously elected Managing Director of Comedic Occasion. John has been awarded a National prize by Young Enterprise for his contribution to the business, to acknowledge how much he grew as a person and a businessperson during the time the business has been up and running.  John used the opportunity to really push himself out of his comfort zone, and to take on challenges that were completely new to him.  He was a fantastic director to the group, and is well deserving of this award for his own personal growth during the Young Enterprise programme.

Young Enterprise Telos Award – Third Place

Congratulations also go to Henry S for coming third at the Young Enterprise Telos Award. The award is a national competition in which students write an essay about the leadership skills they have learned over the Young Enterprise programme. This year the students had to complete an essay titled, “What do you believe are the qualities of a leader that is able to lead an organisation, not only for short term success, but one that will be successful for generations to come”

Henry won the third prize which was £250. Coralie Hooper, senior consultant at Telos and Lee Palmer, Young Enterprise Director, visited Sexey’s School to present the prize.