Budding young business minds from Cheadle Hulme School have been sucking up their success after making their way to the NW final of the national Young Enterprise competition – by selling reusable straws.
After winning ‘Best Company’ in the local final, the School’s team, ECOSIPPIN were declared Greater Manchester Final winners of the area round at University Campus Oldham.
They now head to the North West Final at Lancaster University with the hope of going on to represent the region at the UK Final in London.
Year 12 student Dani Kers was elected as Managing Director of the 18-strong Sixth Form team, whose members were selected for their strong individual applications.
Upon brainstorming and researching their ideas, the team chose to sell metal straws, reflecting their concern with the increase of throwaway plastics found in the ocean.
ECOSIPPIN have now expanded their portfolio of socially-conscious products to include shopping bags and collapsible coffee cups. So far they have made over £1000 profit by selling their products online and at various trade fairs.