Bird houses are big business in Nottinghamshire

ozone winnersWest Bridgford School pupils win the top prize at the Nottinghamshire Young Enterprise finals after their bird house business wowed judges.

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Six schools competed for the chance to be crowned the county’s best business as part of  the annual competition.

The event aims to find the nation’s best young entrepreneurial minds by challenging them to set up their own businesses.

Team Ozone, from West Bridgford School, walked away with the ‘Company of the Year’ award for their business that sells bird house construction kits.

Sam Bailey, a member of the winning team, says, “We’re pleased with the whole experience and we made a lot of friends along the way.”

The victory now gives the team a chance to compete in the Midlands final next week, followed by the national finals in London this June.

Tina Hayton-Banks, one of the judges for the competition, said:

“I absolutely believe that they can go all the way.”

“Their financial performance is very strong, their product is very strong and they’ve really done their market research.”

Five other teams from Nottingham Girls High School, Col Frank Seely School, The Samworth Church Academy, The Minster School Southwell and Mansfield All Saints Catholic Academy took part in the finals at Nottingham University.

Each team set up their own registered business, selling products ranging from scented candles to dust protectors for electronic devices.

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