Belfast High team wins top Young Enterprise Northern Ireland accolade

Belfast High School’s Young Enterprise company, Offshore, has been been crowned company of the year.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 3:13 pm
The Offshore team from Belfast High School. Pictured before coronavirus restrictions were introduced. Pic by LiamMcArdle.com

The students finished off an exciting year exploring entrepreneurship and developing their business skills with the top award of the year.

Winning over the judging panel with their unique bespoke products, Offshore aim to combat the climate crisis in a unique and innovative way by using seaglass to create beautiful frames and jewellery, reminding people of the beauty of shorelines and helping preserve the environment.

Jacob Patterson, Offshore Managing Director, said: “I believe it has enhanced all our skills and opened new pathways we may not have considered previously. What has inspired me most is my team and how they all grew into their roles and performed to their highest standards.”

The team, one of eight finalists out of almost 100 company competitors from across the province, were due to go on to represent Northern Ireland at the national UK finals in June. That will now depend on the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

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