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Bouan Appetit from Grammar wins Overall Award in Guernsey
Bouan Appetit from Guernsey Grammar has won the Overall Award in this year’s Channel Islands Student Business Challenge in recognition of their highly successful business for their Guernsey themed cookery book.
Family Friends from St Sampson’s won the Community Award in Guernsey for their involvement with Les Bourgs hospice through their sales of coasters, magnets and key rings.
The Channel Islands Student Business Challenge Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday 22 May at the St Pierre Park.
Additional awards were also given to teams at each school who excelled at marketing as well as to the teams that demonstrated the best understanding of how to make their business profitable.
The Channel Islands Student Business Challenge involved teams of students from schools in Guernsey and Jersey working with mentors from corporate partners at Barclays, EY, Ogier and Sure to create and run a business over a ten-week period. A total of eighty teams took part in this year’s Challenge from six schools in Jersey plus three schools in Guernsey.
Each team was given a loan of £100 to start their business. The eighty teams collectively generated revenues of nearly £33,000 and have donated more than £7,500 of their profits to charities including local charities such as the GSPCA, JSPCA, Durrell, Les Bourgs and Jersey Hospice.
Paul Savery, Managing Director for Barclays, Channel Islands said “All the teams have generated an impressive return on investment in a very short space of time and they should be very proud of themselves. The judges were enormously impressed with the hard work and entrepreneurial spirits of the winners.”
Liz Coffey, Executive Headteacher in Guernsey said “The Challenge has gone from strength to strength and we are so proud of our students who have created innovative businesses in a very short space of time. They have learned a huge amount and we have seen how much the Challenge has helped them improve their communication skills, organisation and their teamwork.”
Participating schools from Guernsey were Grammar, La Mare de Carteret and St Sampson’s High School and the schools from Jersey were Beaulieu, Grainville, Haute Vallee, Jersey College for Girls, Les Quennevais and Victoria College.
The 2019 winning teams were:
Overall Winner - Bouan Appetit, Guernsey Grammar
Overall Community - Family Friends, St Sampson’s
La Mare de Carteret - Jewels Of The Sea
Guernsey Grammar - Pom Pom Powri
St Sampson’s - Coffee Jar Candles
La Mare de Carteret - MBRB
Guernsey Grammar - Away With The Tide
St Sampson’s - Flannel Animals