Students fly flag for the county in business awards

Fiona Drake, Yasmine Abouzanad, Teigan Wilkins, Charlotte Richards, Amy Pywell, Annie Roberts, with Kevin Gates of Cambridge Weight Plan in Corby presenting their award

Fiona Drake, Yasmine Abouzanad, Teigan Wilkins, Charlotte Richards, Amy Pywell, Annie Roberts, with Kevin Gates of Cambridge Weight Plan in Corby presenting their award

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A team of young entrepreneurs from Kettering’s Southfield School for Girls scooped two awards in a prestigious competition thanks to a little bit of help from Corby-based RS Components.

Talk Chalk, made up of Fiona Drake, Yasmine Abouzanad, Teigan Wilkins, Charlotte Richards, Amy Pywell, Annie Roberts, won Best Company and Best Financial Management at the county finals of the national Young Enterprise competition.

The company the girls set up sell mugs featuring black chalkboards.

A Corby company, KS Creations, took the runners-up spot in the Best Company category for their reuseable sweet jar business.

Talk Chalk will now represent their county at the East Midlands regional Final in Loughborough later this month.

Christine Curran, Southfield School for Girls Young Enterprise link teacher, said: “We’re delighted at the result for our Young Enterprise team Talk Chalk and very grateful to RS Components for the generous grant, as without it we’d be unable to run the programme for our students. Young Enterprise really enhances the workplace skills of our students and significantly increases their confidence.”