Two winning teams have made it through to a regional final for their innovative business ideas.

Students from two schools in Hertfordshire will take their designs to the south-central regional final at Buckingham University on May 23 after competing in the Young Enterprise Company of the Year County Finals.

Team Anchored from Yavneh College in Borehamwood were chosen by the judges for their non-spill mug idea, and The Green Company from the Merchant Taylors’ School for Boys in Rickmansworth were also nominated for their range of eco-friendly products.

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The Green Company

The county finals, which were held at the University of Hertfordshire on May 1, was supported by the Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor and the lord lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss, who was keynote speaker.

MITECH, a team from Watford Grammar School for Girls who had developed a children’s storytelling app, said they were pleased to have made it to the county finals.

Area manager Jill O’Neill said: “I was fortunate to speak with a number of the teams that evening.

“Every company team I spoke with demonstrated such professionalism and passion about their business.

“It was magnetic, each of them driven by hard work, dedication, commitment and a never giving up attitude.”

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