On Tuesday, 1 May 2018 the Young Enterprise team, Montague Jewellery, went to the County Final at Oracle's Business Conference Centre in Reading. It was the accumulation of the team's hard work throughout year 12. At the event we presented our business, spoke about our decision to choose jewellery as our product, and explained our choice to link our product to the advocation of women’s education. As pupils in an all girls Sixth Form we felt it was important to draw on the history of the school, deriving our name from Lady Elizabeth Montagu, and from the values that our school hold today, to promote strong and independent female leaders. To do this we named some of our pendants after female heroes that we look up to, for example my choice was Malala Yousefzai. The judges were impressed by our strong team unity and clear values within our business, so impressed that they gave us the award for ‘Best Company Report’, which we can add to the five awards that we had already won in the West Berkshire Area Finals.
Young Enterprise was an incredible experience for us all, giving us knowledge of running a business and developed many skills such as communication, teamwork and a determination to succeed that we will all take forward into whatever we do in later life.