Generations win Company of the Year 2011

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The Young Enterprise Company Generations established in Wallace High School in September 2010 won the Northern Ireland Final of the Company of the year competition at the Company of the Year Awards dinner held in the City Hall, Belfast on Thursday 19th May 2011.

Generations established a record label, designing, producing and selling CDs of music by Wallace High School pupils and local artists.

Generations have not only sold their CDs in school but attended a variety of Trade Fairs in local shopping centres around the province.

The Competition required the team to write a ten page report highlighting their Young Enterprise year. They also had to make a five minute presentation to judges and were questioned for a further 20 minutes by the judges. Having competed and won the South East Regional final they then went on to repeat the process against the other six regional finalists.

Generations consists of eight young entrepreneurs – Aaron Callaghan, Managing Director, Ben Ashby, Jonathan Mc Murray, Andrew Cairns, Neil Mulholland, Iain Mc Aleavey, Charlotte Nelson and Joanna Guthrie.

The Company now goes on to compete in the HSBC Young Enterprise Innovation Awards in the Savoy Hotel in London in July. If they are successful in the UK final they go on to compete in the JA-YE Europe Competition to be held in Oslo in August.

The team have been guided throughout the year by their Link teacher, Ms Karen Neill and their Business Adviser, Mr Jonathan Twinem from the University of Ulster.

Last modified: May 24, 2011