Full House at YES Renfrewshire Area Finals

The area finals of the Young Enterprise Scotland – Renfrewshire Area Board, Company Programme took place at UWS Paisley on the 14th March 2013.  Teams of 5th & 6th year pupils from schools across Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire & Inverclyde took part in the largest finals YES Renfrewshire have ever had. The Company Programme involves pupils from participating schools forming a real company that design and market a real product / service. They are aided in their journey by a volunteer business adviser and supported within the school by a Link Teacher – with the Board supporting all involved through the whole programme. YES Renfrewshire Area Board is run by a number of volunteers chaired by George McEwan. The programme is launched at Reid Kerr College in August with a Christmas Trade Fair held at Xscape in December.

The overall company winner for 2013 was St Ninian’s High School team “Full House Apps” – who developed & launched two apps developed for Android that have had over 1000 downloads.

YES Renfrewshire would like to thank all the business advisers, link teachers, judges, speakers & sponsors, the programme would not be possible without their support. Special thanks to the following organisations for their support in this year’s company programme:

UWS PaisleyReid Kerr CollegeXscapeSnow Factor Founder & MD, Jamie SmithPhoenix Car Company Founder & MD, John McGuireRenfrewshire CouncilInverclyde CouncilEast Renfrewshire CouncilRenfrewshire Chamber

The full list of winners:

A.            INNOVATION AWARD  Sponsored by IBM.           St Ninian’s High School. “Full House Apps”

B.            MARKETING AWARD.  Sponsored by UWS.          St Ninian’s High School. “Full House Apps”

C.            BEST DISPLAY STAND (Runner up ).                          Inverclyde Academy.      “Click”

D.            BEST DISPLAY STAND (Winner).                                 Gryffe High School.        “Jeweltek”

E.            BEST BUSINESS PRESENTATION (Runner up).      St Stephen’s High School  “Bakers Dozen”

F.            BEST BUSINESS PRESENTATION (Winner).            Gryffe High School.        “Jeweltek”

G.           BEST BUSINESS REPORT (Runner up).                     Renfrew High School.     “Exponential”

H.            BEST BUSINESS REPORT (Winner).                            St Ninian’s High School. “Full House Apps”

I.             BEST YES COMPANY (Inverclyde).                             St Stephen’s High School  “Bakers Dozen”

J.             BEST YES COMPANY (East Renfrewshire).             St Ninian’s High School. “Full House Apps”

K.            BEST YES COMPANY (Renfrewshire).                      Linwood High School.  “Swags”

L.             BEST OVERALL COMPANY 2013.                                 St Ninian’s High School. “Full House Apps”

Items C to L are sponsored by the Renfrewshire Area Board.

St Ninian’s will represent YES Renfrewshire area board at the Scottish Finals in Glasgow on the 18th. June 2013.

For more info please visit facebook.com/yesrenfrewshire.

Images courtesy of Shona Morrison at Young Enterprise Scotland