The Ashcombe School


Lower Sixth Young Enterprise firm win Y Factor award

Our two Lower Sixth Young Enterprise firms, Cedar and Veco, took part in the Y Factor event at Royal Grammar School,  Guildford on Tuesday 14th January.  Cedar were showcasing their upgraded adblocker, Sentry, whilst Veco displayed their eco credentials with a suite of ‘sustainable swaps’.  There were four awards on offer: best presentation, best trade stand, most innovative idea, best report.  The teams had to be interviewed at their trade stand by four judges who had already read their reports and then give a four minute presentation on stage based on their product and their story to date.   Both our firms did an exceptional job against six other firms from Tormead and RGS.  Veco was awarded best trade stand and a prize of £25, and Cedar, whilst not winning an award, were approached by an ex-IT salesman from the board of YE who wants to come in and coach them on the marketing of their product as he thinks they have real potential.