Flame Fortune at Young Enterprise Final

Published 23 May 2024

On Thursday 16 June, our Young Enterprise company, Flame Fortune, were one of eight teams competing at the regional final in Buckinghamshire. They were one of two companies representing Berkshire, having won at the area final in April. The other teams came from Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Since setting up last September, Flame Fortune have completed all aspects of running their own enterprise. They have to come up with their own idea, sell shares to raise capital, conduct research, source supplies, manufacture the product, promote the company, participate in selling events and manage the finances. Alongside this they have participated in a range of Young Enterprise competitions – Dragon’s Den, Best Business Plan, Best Trade Stand (which was judged at the Young Enterprise trade fair in Bracknell), Best Company Report (which they won!).

Managing their participation in this programme, alongside their A Level studies, is a fantastic learning experience for the students. Skills of time management, organisation, communication, resilience and patience have certainly been developed!

Fifty-two Young Enterprise companies were set up in our South Central region in September. Although Flame Fortune did not win through to the National final, to be one of the final eight in the region is a brilliant achievement. They are the first St Bart’s team to do this! All finalists were presented with a trophy to recognise this achievement.

Well done to all the team – Sakshi Kamra, Sreelakshmi Sreejith, Barney Owen, Alec Dukes, Robert Lambert, Mikey Cloete, Tom Grimbleby, Laura Swanson and Jennifer Bibin, for a great effort!