Lealands’ Students Triumph at Young Enterprise Awards

Lealands High School’s Year 11 Young Enterprise students surpassed their recent success at the Bedfordshire County Company of the Year semi-finals, by winning the final and collecting a total of 4 awards.

The county finals took place at Bedford School and saw six teams compete for a total of 8 awards and a place at the regional finals, which will take place in Cambridge in June.

The team from Lealands, Certified King showcased their entrepreneurial skills to the judges superbly and took advantage of the event to secure further sales of their extensive clothing range.

Certified King were presented with the awards for Best Teamworking, Innovation, Marketing and the top award Bedfordshire Company of the Year 2017 which was presented to them by Cllr David Bowater, Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council.

Romael Ferguson, Year 11 student and Managing Director of Certified King said, “I was delighted at the outcome of the competition and to have all the hard work we have put into this company recognised. We would also like to commend the other companies for their dedication in this field and competition. Myself and the team would like to thank Miss Griffiths and Mr Ward at Lealands for all their assistance and support in our endeavours”.

Lealands’ Headteacher, Mr Burridge said, “These students are amazing and have been totally driven to achieve this success.  Their business is already a great success and their professionalism is amazing.  We are so proud of them and know they will continue to have great success in the future.  Certified King is a brand to watch out for!"

These students have worked exceedingly hard to create their company and develop it into a successful business all whilst maintaining high expected GCSE grades.

We wish them all the best for the regional finals and for their exams which start next week.