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Young Enterprise Awards

Linlithgow Academy Team is tops

03 April

Mrs Smith and Mrs Sandhu write:






Team members: Gregor Morgan, Konrad Spalony, Callum Leith, Hamish Banks

School Link Teachers: Ms Amanda Smith & Mrs Satbinder Sandhu

Business Advisor: Peter Nixon


Our Young Enterprise team Wicks 'n' Wax performed exceptionally well at this year's Lothian Area Awards evening on Thursday 28 March 2019 at Napier University.   The team was awarded as the Best Company for the Lothian Area. This is an amazing achievement, considering the team was competing against 24 teams from schools across the Lothian region. 


Additionally, the company collected individual & team awards, including: 


  • Joint Best Interview
  • Best IT Director


This is continuing from the success at the 2018 Christmas Market in which the team achieved:

  • Best Company Award
  • Best Sales & Marketing Award

The team had to complete a number of tasks throughout the course of the year, including: 

  • Producing an effective stall for the Christmas Market
  • Creating a Company video information presentation
  • Producing a company Annual Report
  • Participate in a Company Interview at Burness Paull in Edinburgh
  • Presenting a Company Presentation at the Lothian Region Awards Evening

The team will now be participating in the Scottish Young Enterprise Finals which will take place on the 5th June at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.


Thank you to all those that have supported this business by buying their wonderful scented candles. Thanks to the Young Enterprise Scotland for providing an excellent Company Programme to develop entrepreneurial skills and get invaluable practical experience about how to run a business. Further thanks goes to our Business Advisor Peter Nixon for advising and supporting the school and the team.


The four pupils have performed exceptionally throughout the Young Enterprise programme, establishing a successful and profitable business organisation. They have local businesses supporting them including the Lilypond and the Star and Garter. They have developed so many skills, qualities and experiences, which will put them in good stead for future life. It has been a privilege to be their Link Teachers.


Ms Amanda Smith & Mrs Satbinder Sandhu

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