20.04.17 - Taste of Success at Young Enterprise Area Finals

Our Young Enterprise team, Fruition left judges at the South Derbyshire Young Enterprise Area Finals hungry for more with their collection of locally sourced confectionery treats.

Fruition was crowned runners up, and also walked away with the Best Teamwork Award at the event hosted by the University of Derby. The team now goes forward to the Derbyshire County Final in Chesterfield on 26th April.

Made up of 18 students aged 16 to 18 years old, Fruition’s range of innovative products feature a fun and fruity twist, including cranberry clementine flavoured fudge and personalised mason jars for a perfect fruity smoothie.

Francesca Muir-Harris, 17, joint managing director of Fruition, said: “We’re over the moon to make it to the next round of Young Enterprise. Our current success has so far been aided by an extremely supportive school and teachers, and it helps that we are a hardworking group of enthusiastic young people. The whole Young Enterprise experience is extremely fun and we’re also learning valuable skills for the future.”

Tom Brooksby, Headmaster at Ockbrook School, added: “Congratulations to Fruition, their determination and hard work has earned them a well-deserved place in the Derbyshire County Finals of Young Enterprise. They are going from strength to strength and it’s clear that their excellent range of fruity inspired products, along with infectious selling ability, is leaving customers hungry for more.”

The Young Enterprise County Finals take place on 26th April 2017 at Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QN. The event is a great opportunity to see the Young Enterprise companies in action delivering professional presentations and exhibiting their products. With a panel of judges present, the winning ‘Company of the Year’ will go through to the East Midlands Regional Finals on 6th June 2017 at Loughborough University.

Young Enterprise is a national interschools competition that encourages, fosters and harnesses the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. Teams set up their own micro businesses and are judged on all aspects of a company’s performance, from sales and marketing to finance. Visit for further information.