Young Enterprise teams prepare for Milton Keynes showdown

The Milton Keynes Academy's Young Enterprise team, Vetro
The Milton Keynes Academy's Young Enterprise team, Vetro

Teams of young entrepreneurs from across Milton Keynes are preparing for a showcase event for their skills in March.

The Young Enterprise scheme brings teams of school-based businesses together with mentors from the commercial community.

This year’s new city final will be held at Milton Keynes Academy, in Fulwoods Drive, Leadenhall.

A team from MK Academy geared up their effort by attending this year’s Young Enterprise (YE) Trade show, held in Middleton Hall, at thecentre:mk on January 27. There were more than 60 teams from Oxford, Bedford and London.

The YE company, called Vetro won the award for Best Customer Care and runner up for Best Overall Company at the show. Vetro aims “to provide good quality, one off pieces of clothing, whilst protecting the environment.” Services include bespoke creations from young designer Ryan Robinson as well as vintage clothing and bespoke nail design and custom jewellery from Zoe Guymer.

Business adviser, David Stimson said: “I have been really impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of the team, building a fully functional business from nothing other than cast offs with no external funding in today’s climate is a example as to how it can be done. Ryan is certainly a designer with a future.

“It is all fingers crossed now for the Milton Keynes final to be held at the Academy in March.”

Milton Keynes Academy link teacher Amy Jones said: “Vetro really showcase the enterprising spirit of our students at the Academy.”