Young people testing their business ideas YES Awards

Attended the Young Enterprise Scotland YES Awards last night and judged on the Best Sales Director.  Congratulations to Branching Out from Balerno High School.  Another great year of new business ideas put together by young people still at school. The students had to set up new companies, decide on what they were going to sell and put together a team of people to deliver on these businesses.  They had to run the businesses themselves, with appropriate support, and go out into the market place to source raw materials, manufacture their products and then sell these to the public, by whatever means possible.  There were around 400 young people taking part from over 30 schools and around 40 companies and it was brilliant to see what is coming up through the ranks, the confidence, ideas and aspirations of some of these people was great.  Last night each company had to present their business to a large audience which were mixed with the awards.  Great night and look forward to next years businesses.